Antonio TERRASI

Professor of Experimental physics [FIS/01]
Office: DFA 213
Email: antonio.terrasi@ct.infn.it antonioterrasi1961@gmail.com
Phone: 5431
Mobile: 339 2821464
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Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 15:00 to 17:00 Checking the availability in advance by e-mail or phone call is strongly suggested


Training and job positions
1. Degree in Physics cum laude in 1986 at the University of Catania.
2. Title of Ph.D. in Physics in 1990.
3. Owner of several post-doctoral stages at the Consortium for Research on Microelectronics in Southern Italy (Co.Ri.M.Me.) and at the Sicilian Center for Nuclear Physics and Structure of Matter (CSFNSM) from the achievement of the title of doctor of research up to the end of 1993.
4. Visiting Scientist at the Synchrotron Radiation Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.) for different periods in the years 1988, 1989 and 1990. In particular from September 1988 to June 1989 continuously in the PhD program.
5. Scientific Officer at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (E.P.F.L.) for the whole of 1994.
6. Researcher at the National Research Council from 01-01-1995 to 30-03-1997.
7. Researcher at the University of Catania from 01-04-1997 to 19-03-2005.
8. Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Catania from 20-03-2005 to 30-09-2018.
9. Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the Univerisity of Catania since 1-10-2018

 

Training and job positions
1. Degree in Physics cum laude in 1986 at the University of Catania.
2. Title of Ph.D. in Physics in 1990.
3. Owner of several post-doctoral stages at the Consortium for Research on Microelectronics in Southern Italy (Co.Ri.M.Me.) and at the Sicilian Center for Nuclear Physics and Structure of Matter (CSFNSM) from the achievement of the title of doctor of research up to the end of 1993.
4. Visiting Scientist at the Synchrotron Radiation Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.) for different periods in the years 1988, 1989 and 1990. In particular from September 1988 to June 1989 continuously in the PhD program.
5. Scientific Officer at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (E.P.F.L.) for the whole of 1994.
6. Researcher at the National Research Council from 01-01-1995 to 30-03-1997.
7. Researcher at the University of Catania from 01-04-1997 to 19-03-2005.
8. Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Catania from 20-03-2005 to 30-09-2018.
9. Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Catania from 1-10-2018.

Teaching and tutoring activities
Teaching of university courses
1. As a university researcher, assistant in the following degree courses V.O. in Physics:
a) Laboratory of General Physics I
b) Structure of the Matter
c) Solid State Physics

2. Holder of the following courses for the degrees in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science:
a) Materials Physics Laboratory (university degree in Materials Physics)
b) Electronics Technologies (Bachelor's Degree in Physics)
c) Photonics and Nanotechnologies (Bachelor's Degree in Physics)
d) General Physics 1 (Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics)
e) General Physics 2 (Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science)
f) Modern Physics for Computer Science (Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science)
g) Laboratory of Aggregate States (Master's Degree in Physics)
h) Thermodynamics of Solids (Master's Degree in Physics)
i) Materials Science (Master's Degree in Physics)
j) Materials Physics (Master's Degree in Physics)

Currently holder of the General Physics 1 course for the three-year degree in Mathematics and the course in Physics of Materials for the Master's Degree in Physics.


List of other teaching and tutoring held from 1997 to today on an ongoing or occasional basis.
1. Holder of the Mathematics and Physics courses for the University of Catania's Guidance and Training Center for the preparation of access exams in university courses with a programmed number.
2. Holder of courses for the SISSIS and IFST training schools
3. Professor of teaching in the project "Implementation of an Integrated Laboratory for the development of advanced equipment and new processes for the production of Silicon Carbide wafers (SiC) SiC.i.Lab."
4. Professor of teaching and tutoring for the PON project "ENERGETIC" at the University of Catania
5. Tutor responsible for the "PHOTOVOLTAIC" PON project at the University of Catania
6. Professor of PhD in "Materials Science and Nanotechnology" for the University of Catania
7. Speaker of numerous scientific seminars for the third mission in second grade secondary schools.
8. Lecturer at the EPFL (Lausanne - CH) for the course of "Travaux Pratiques"
9. Scientific and teaching tutor of about 50 university degree thesis, old degree, triennial, magistrale and research doctorate.

Participation in Collegiate Bodies and Coordination within the University of Catania
1. Coordinator of the Ph.D. in "Materials Science" of the University of Catania from the 18th to the 21st cycle.
2. Vice-coordinator of the PhD in "Materials Science and Nanotechnologies" up to the XXXI cycle.
3. Member of the Academic Board of the PhD in "Materials Science", subsequently named "Science of Materials and Nanotechnologies" of the University of Catania from the XXII to the XXXI cycle.
4. Member of the Academic Board of the Ph.D. in Physics from the XXXII cycle.
5. Currently a member of the Academic Board of the PhD in "Science of Materials and Nanotechnologies" of the University of Catania.
6. Former member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy for a four-year term
7. Former member of the "Spazi" Commission (with the appointment of the Director) of the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the management of spaces dedicated to teaching and research within the aforementioned Department.
8. Currently Member of the Presidium for Quality of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
9. Referent of the University of Catania for the framework agreement with the Colorado School of Mines (USA) for the five-year period 2014-2018.
10. Referent of the University of Catania for the "Blue Italian Growth" National Technology Cluster from October 2016 to date
11. Referent of the University of Catania for the permanent strategic technical table in the ENERGY area at the Regional Department of Productive Activities from June 2017 to today.
12. Contact from the University of Catania of the framework agreement between the University and ENEL from October 2017 to present.
13. Academic Senator of the University of Catania from November 2106 to today, elected representative of the professors associated with the area 02.


Other managerial, organizational and responsibility roles
1. Delegated Director of the CNR-IMM Institute Catania (University) from 09/30/2015 to 09/30/2016
2. Founder and Director of the permanent school "International School of Materials for Sustainable Development and Energy", at the Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana" of Erice (Italy), on the appointment of the President of the Foundation, prof. Antonino Zichichi, from June 2017 to today.
3. Co-Chairman of the "OUR COMMON FUTURE: ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & DEVELOPMENT" Workshop at EXPO 2017. 30-31 August 2017, Astana (Kazakhstan)
4. Co-Chairman of the Cooperation Workshop between Italy and Israel "Materials and Technologies for Industrial Innovation", 16-17 October 2018 Catania (Italy)
5. Co-Chairman and member of the Scientific Committee of the "Renewable Energies and Environment" Session of the XXIV Conference of the Association of Science and Technology (AIV), 7-10 May 2019, Giardini-Naxos (Italy).
6. Co-Director of the following International Courses on Materials for Renewable Energies:
a) 2010: "Materials for Renewable Energy and Sustainability I", Erice's (Italy) International School of Solid State Physics at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture
b) 2012: "Materials for Renewable Energy and Sustainability II", International School of Solid State Physics at the "Ettore Majorana" Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture of Erice (Italy)
c) 2014: "Materials for Renewable Energy and Sustainability III", International School of Solid State Physics at the "Ettore Majorana" Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture of Erice (Italy)
d) 2015: "International School of Materials for Energy and Sustainability IV" at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden-Colorado (USA)
e) 2016: "Materials for Energy and Sustainability-V" and "EPS-SIF International School on Energy III", International School of Solid State Physics at the Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana" of Erice (Italy)
f) 2017: "International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability VI" at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena-California (USA)
g) 2018: "Materials for Renewable Energy and Sustainability VII", International School of Materials for Sustainable Development and Energy, at the "Ettore Majorana" Scientific Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture of Erice (Italy)

7. External Member of the Commission in an examination of University Researcher (Polytechnic of Turin).
8. President of the Commission for CTER examinations of the National Research Council (Rome).
9. External member in final exams for the Ph.D. degree (University of Padua)
10. Internal member for admission exams to various PhD programs in Materials Science and Materials Science and Nanotechnologies.
11. President of the Commission for the assignment of research and administrative assignments at the Catania-University site of the IMM Institute of the CNR.

Managerial and responsible roles in scientific projects
1. Responsible for the PAIS National Project financed by the National Institute for the Physics of Matter (ex INFM) 2002-2003
2. Participation in the National Project PRIN 2004, UniPD and UniCT: "Materials and processes for C-MOS devices with Silicon strained gate" from 01-01-2004 to 31-12-2005
3. Scientific Responsible of the research contract "Materials and devices for thin-film photovoltaics based on silicon", stipulated between STMicroelectronics and CNR-INFM for the period 2008-2009.
4. Head of Scientific Activity O.R. 1.5 as part of the "Energetic" PON Project of the Sicilian Micro Technology District and Nanosistemi, n. 713 / RIC of 29 October 2010
5. Scientific Responsible of the scientific advisory contract for thin film photovoltaics stipulated between Moncada Solar Equipment srl and CNR-IMM, for the period 2011-2012
6. Participation as a member of the CNR-IMM in research activities in the European project "NASCENT", Contract (STREP): NMP4-SL-2010-245977 from 01-09-2010 to 31-08-2013.
7. Participation in the OP ERDF 2007/2013 Project Intervention line 4.1.2.A, "Mediterranean Network for emerging nanomaterials (MedNETNA)" from 01-01-2013 to 31-12-2015.
8. Contact person of the University of Catania and scientific responsible for the project "BEST-4U" (Bifacial Efficient Solar cell Technology with 4 terminal architectures for Utility scales) in the framework of the PON R & I 2014-2020 and FSC, Industrial Research Projects and Experimental Development in the 12 areas of Specialization identified by the PNR 2015-2020, Energy area.
9. Contact person of the University of Catania and scientific responsible for the "PROMETEO" Project in the framework of the OP-FESR Sicily 2014-2020, action 1.2.3., Energy field. The project involves a cost of € 1,150,000 for the University of Catania, which participates with 8 different departments and the "BRIT" structure.
10. Contact person for the University of Catania and scientific manager of the "S5 - Smart Small Scale Solar Systems" Project, PON_206_2, in the SRI Sicily Sector: Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Regional Cluster on New Materials and Nanotechnologies / Smart Factory, High District Technology: DISAM - Sicilian District of Advanced Manufacturing Systems.

Research activity
List of fields of scientific activity carried out and referable to scientific publications and congress reports.

1. Absorption spectroscopies (EXAFS) and photoemission (XPS) with synchrotron radiation and laboratory X-ray sources;
2. Electronic and structural analysis of semiconductor and insulating materials through electrical measurements, optical and electronic microscopies, Rutherford backscattering of light ions (RBS);
3. Use of low-energy ion beams for assisted film modification and surface oxidation processes;
4. Thin film growth by evaporation in ultra high vacuum systems.
5. Formation of ion implantation clusters, low energy ion bombardment and ultra high vacuum evaporation;
6. Studies of the electronic structure of metal / semiconductor interfaces and heterojunctions (photoelectron spectroscopies);
7. Electronic structure of superconductors at a high critical temperature (photoelectron spectroscopy);
8. Electronic structure of low-dimensional compounds and study of Charge Density Waves transitions (photoelectronic spectroscopy);
9. Silicide formation and silicon film deposition with ion beam-assisted evaporation processes (CoSi2, -FeSi2, Al / Si) (electron microscopies, photoemission spectroscopies, RBS);
10. Formation of ultra-thin SiO2 films by high temperature thermal processes or at room temperature processes assisted by ion beams (electrical measurements, electron microscopes, photoelectron spectroscopies);
11. Er-O-doped growth for ion implantation and for MBE epitaxial deposition (electrical measurements, optical measurements, microscopy, EXFAS spectroscopy, RBS);
12. MBE epitaxial growth of Si doped with B for diffusion studies;
13. MBE epitaxial growth of Si, Si (1-x) Ge (x) and Si (1-x) C (x) (structural and electrical measurements) and of Ge and SiGe nanostructures;
14. Synthesis and structural-electrical-optical characterization of Si and Ge nanocrystals in oxide, nitride and Si carbide for applications in photodetectors and third generation photovoltaic cells.
15. Synthesis and characterization of Ge nanocrystals by colloidal route for photodetector applications.
16. Synthesis and characterization of thin films of Transparent Oxides Conductors (TCO) and Transparent Conductor Materials (TCM) based on TCO / Ag / TCO nanometric multilayers, also with Ag nanogrids, for photovoltaic applications.

Scientific Publications

  1. G. Faraci, A.R. Pennisi, A. Terrasi, S. Mobilio: “Xe bubbles in Si observed by EXAFS spectroscopy”  Phys. Rev. B 38, 13468 (1988).
  2. G. Faraci, A.R. Pennisi, A. Terrasi, S. Mobilio:“Xe bubbles in Si observed by EXAFS technique”  Physica B 158, 602 (1989).
  3. R.E. Viturro, S. Chang, J.L. Shaw, C. Mailhiot, L.J. Brillson, A. Terrasi, Y. Hwu,  G. Margaritondo, P.D. Kirchner, J.M. Woodall: “Low-temperature formation of metal-MBE-GaAs (100) interface: approaching ideal chemical and electronics limits” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 7, 1007 (1989).
  4. D. Mao, L. Soonckindt, A. Khan, A. Terrasi, G. Margaritondo:“Synchrotron radiation photoemission study of the formation of the Ag/GaSb(100) interface”  J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 8, 1983 (1990).
  5. A. Terrasi, Y. Hwu, D. Rioux, Y. Chang, J.T. McKinley, M. Onellion, G. Margaritondo, M. Capozi, C. Quaresima, A. Campo, C. Ottaviani, P. Perfetti, N.G. Stoffel, E. Wang: “Search for the 1+ state of copper in the “electron” superconductor Nd2-xCexCuO4AIP -AVS Conference Proceedings 200, 42 (1990).
  6. E. Costanzo, G. Faraci, A.R. Pennisi, A. Terrasi, Y. Hwu, G. Margaritondo:“Polycrystalline and Highly Oriented Graphite: differences in the Photoemission Spectra” Solid State Commun. 74, 909 (1990).
  7. J.T. McKinley, Y. Hwu, D. Rioux, A. Terrasi, F. Zanini, G. Margaritondo, U. Debska, J.K. Furdyna:“Controlled modification of heterojunction band lineups by diffusive intralayer" J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 8, 1917 (1990).
  8. Y. Hwu, M. Marsi, A. Terrasi, M. Onellion, D.H. Huber, G. margaritondo, J.H. Wang, Z.Z. Sheng, A.M. Hermann:“Valence electronic structure of thallium-compound Htc superconductors”J. of Physical Soc. of Japan 59, 4554 (1990).
  9. F. Zanini, J.T. McKinley, Y. Hwu, D. Rioux, A. Terrasi, G. Margaritondo, U. Debska, J.K. Furdyna: “Heteronjunction band lineup control: role of the extended dipoles” Vuoto XX, 54 (1990).
  10. A. Terrasi, G. Foti, Y. Hwu, G. Margaritondo: “Photoemission spectroscopy from graphitic clusters in amorphous carbon matrix” Vuoto XX, 630 (1990).
  11. Y. Hwu, M. Marsi, A. Terrasi, D. Rioux, Y. Chang, J.T. McKinley, M. Onellion, G. Margaritondo, M. Capozi, C. Quaresima, A. Campo, C. Ottaviani, P. Perfetti, N.G. Stoffel, E. Wang: “Valence band state of copper in Nd2-xCexCuO4” Phys. Rev. B 43, 3678 (1991).
  12. A. Terrasi, G. Foti, Y. Hwu, G. Margaritondo:“Valence band states of ion-bombarded polystyrene”J. of Applied Phys. 70, 1885 (1991).
  13. A. Terrasi, S..U. Campisano, E. Rimini, Y. Hwu, G. Margaritondo:“Photoemission by synchrotron radiation of Fe/Si, Co/Si and (Fe-Co)/Si”Appl. Surface Sci. 56-58, 572 (1992).
  14. E. Costanzo, G. Faraci, A.R. Pennisi, S. Ravesi, A. Terrasi, G. Margaritondo: “Initial and final state effects in photoemission from gold cluster”Solid State Commun. 81, 155 (1992).
  15. S. Ravesi, A. Terrasi, L. Torrisi, G. Foti:“Electronic structure of keV ion-irradiated graphite” Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids 127, 137 (1993).
  16. A. Terrasi, S. Ravesi, M.G. Grimaldi, C. Spinella:“Epitaxy enhancement of b-FeSi2 grown by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition”Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 2102 (1993).
  17. S. Ravesi, A. Terrasi, A. La Mantia: “Surface morphology and epitaxy of b-FeSi2 obtained by Ion Beam Assisted Growth”Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 80-81, 1371 (1993).
  18. F. La Via, S. Ravesi, A. Terrasi, C. Spinella: “Formation and characterization of Si/CoSi2/Si epitaxial heterostructures” Applied Surf. Sci. 73, 135 (1993).
  19. M.G. Grimaldi, G. Franzò, S. Ravesi, C. Spinella, A. Terrasi“Formation of thick epitaxial b-FeSi2  layers on (111) Si by non Ultra High Vacuum techniques”Appl. Surf. Sci. 75, 19 (1994).
  20. A. Terrasi, S. Ravesi, C. Spinella, M.G. Grimaldi, A. La Mantia:“Morphological and structural studies of b-FeSi2 films grown by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition”Thin Solid Films 241, 188 (1994).
  21. A. Terrasi, S. Ravesi, M.G. Grimaldi, C. Spinella: “Ion beam assisted grown of b-FeSi2J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 12, 289 (1994).
  22. L. Armelao, A. Terrasi, M. Boaro, S. Ravesi, G. Granozzi:“X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy of b-FeSi2 films grown by ion beam assisted deposition”Surf. and Interface Analysis 22, 36 (1994).
  23. Tiziana dell’Orto, J. Almeida, A. Terrasi, M. Marsi, C. Coluzza, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo:  “Anomalous Au/Si barrier modification by a CaF2 intralayer”Phys. Rev. B 50, 18189 (1994).
  24. A. Terrasi, C. Coluzza, G. Margaritondo: “Ar+ bombardment of Si(100) in oxygen atmosphere: room temperature oxide formation studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy”J. of Appl. Physics 78, 3820 (1995).
  25. A. TerrasiM. Marsi, H. Berger, G. Margaritondo, R.J. Kelley, M. Onellion:“Temperature dependence of electronic states in (TaSe4)2I”Phys. Rev. B 52, 5592 (1995).
  26. A. Terrasi, S. Ravesi, C. Marcellino, C. Spinella, S. Pannitteri: “Ion beam assisted deposition of Al films on Si”J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 13 (6), 2827 (1995).
  27. A. TerrasiM. Marsi, H. Berger, F. Gauthier, L. Forro, G. Margaritondo, R.J. Kelley, M. Onellion:“Incomplete Charge-Density-Wave gap opening in orthorhombic Mo4O11” Z. Phys. B 100, 493-496 (1996).
  28. M. Fanfoni, C. Goletti, P. Chiaradia, F. Cerrina, Y. Hwu, A. Terrasi, G. Margaritondo:“Schottky barrier at the Au/GaP(100) interface”J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 14, 2433-6 (1996).
  29. A. Terrasi, J. Almeida, C. Coluzza, G. Margaritondo: “Silicon oxide thin films obtained by Ar+ bombardment of Si(100) in oxygen atmosphere at room temperature”Nucl. Instr. & Meth.B, 116, 416-419 (1996).
  30. H. Berger, S. La Rosa, A. Terrasi, M. Marsi, I. Collins, R.J. Kelley, C. Quitmann, Jian Ma, C. Kendziora, E. Skelton, M. Onellion, G. Margaritondo:“Progress in understanding VUV photoemission in low-dimensionality systems”J. of  Electron Spectr. and Related Phenomena, 78, 431-436 (1996).
  31. J. Almeida, C. Coluzza, T. dell’Orto, G. Margaritondo, A. Terrasi and J. Ivanco:“Au/GaAs (100) interface Schottky barrier modification by a silicon nitride intralayer”J. Appl. Phys. 81, 292-296 (1997).
  32. A. Terrasi, G. Franzò, S. Coffa, F. Priolo, F, D’Acapito, S. Mobilio:“Evolution of the local environment around Er upon thermal annealing in Er and O co-implanted Si”Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1712 (1997).
  33. A. Terrasi, F. La Via, F. D’Acapito and S. Mobilio :“EXAFS investigation of Co sites in CoSi2 film grown by ion beam-assisted deposition”Microelectronic Enginering 37/38, 491-497 (1997)
  34. S. Lombardo, F. Crupi, A. La Magna, C Spinella, A. Terrasi, A. La Mantia, B. Neri: “Electrical and thermal transient during dielectric breakdown of thin oxides in metal-SiO2-silicon capacitors”Journal of Appl. Phys. 84, (1998).
  35. F. Iacona, V. Raineri, F. La Via, A. Terrasi, E. Rimini:“Arsenic redistribution at the SiO2/Si interface during oxidation of implanted silicon”Phys. Rev. B 58, 10990-10999 (1998).
  36. J. Ivanèo, Zs. J. Horvàth, Vo Van Tuyen, C. Coluzza, J. Almeida, A. Terrasi, B. Pézc, Gy. Vincze, G. Margaritondo:“Electrical characterization of Au/SiOx/n-GaAs juncitons”Solid-State Electronics 42, 229-233 (1998).
  37. A. Terrasi, E. Rimini, V. Raineri, F. Iacona, F. La Via, S. Colonna, S. Mobilio: “Precipitation of As in thermally oxidized ion-implanted Si crystals” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 2633 (1998).
  38. A. Terrasi, F. Priolo, G. Franzò, S. Coffa, , F, D’Acapito, S. Mobilio: “EXAFS analysis of Er sites in Er-O and Er-F co-doped crystalline Si” Journal of  Luminescence 80, 363-367 (1999).
  39. S. Scalese, G. Franzò, S. Mirabella, M. Re, A. Terrasi, F. Priolo, E. Rimini, C. Spinella, Carnera:"Effect of O:Er concentration ratio on the structural, electrical and optical properties of Si:Er:O layers grown by molecular beam epitaxy"Journal of Appl. Phys., 88, 491-496 (2000).
  40. S. Scalese, G. Franzò, S. Mirabella, M. Re, A. Terrasi, F. Priolo, E. Rimini, A. Carnera: "Si:Er layers grown by molecular beam epitaxy: structural, electrical and optical properties" Materials Science and Engineering B 81, 62-66 (2001).
  41. M. Re, S. Scalese, S. Mirabella, A. Terrasi, F Priolo , E. Rimini, M. Berti, A. Coati, A. Drigo, A. Carnera, D. De Salvador, C. Spinella, A. La Mantia “Structural charaterisation and stability of Si1-xGex/Si (100) heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy”Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 227-228, 749-755 (2001).
  42. S. Mirabella, A. Coati, D. De Salvador, E. Napolitani, A. Mattoni, G. Bisognin, M. Berti, A. arnera, A.V. Drigo, S, Scalese, S. Pulvirenti, A. Terrasi, F. Priolo: "Interaction between self-interstitial and substitutional C in silicon: Interstitial-trapping and C-clustering mechanism"  Phys. Rev. B, 65, 045209-1 (2002)
  43. A. Terrasi, S. Scalese, R. Adorno, E. Ferlito, M. Spadafora, E. Rimini: "Rapid thermal oxidation of epitaxial SiGe thin films" Materials Science and Engineering B89, 269-273 (2002).
  44. Mirabella S, S. Scalese, A. Terrasi, F. Priolo, A. Coati, D. De Salvador, E. Napolitani, M. Berti (2002). Self-interstitials and substitutional C in silicon: Interstitial- trapping and C- clustering. In: Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 717 C5.5 (2002). Warrendale, PA, USA
  45. A. Terrasi, S. Scalese, M. Re, E. Rimini, F. Iacona, V. Raineri, F. La Via, S. Colonna, S. Mobilio:"Thermal oxidation of Si(001) single crystal implanted with Ge ions"Journal of Appl. Phys. 91, 6754 (2002).
  46. S. Mirabella, S. Scalese, A. Terrasi, F. Priolo, A. Coati, D. De Salvador, E. Napolitani, M. Berti. "Self-interstitials and substitutional C in silicon: Interstitial- trapping and C- clustering".      Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 717, C5.5 (2002).
  47. F. Giannazzo, S. Mirabella, D. De Salvador, E. Napolitani, V. Raineri, A. Carnera, V. Drigo, A. Terrasi, and F. Priolo. “Direct observation of two dimensional diffusion of the self-interstitials in crystalline Si” Physical Review B, 66, 161310(R) (2002)
  48. S. Mirabella, A. Coati, S. Scalese, D. De Salvador, S. Pulvirenti, G. Bisognin, E. Napolitani, A. Terrasi, M. Berti, A. Carnera, A.V. Drigo, F. Priolo: “Suppression of boron transient enhanced diffusion by C trapping” Gettering and Defect Engineering in Semiconductor Technology Solid State Phenomena, 82-84, 195-200 (2002).
  49. L. Romano, E. Napolitani, V. Privitera, S. Scalese, S. Mirabella, A. Terrasi, M. G. Grimaldi ”Carrier concentration and mobility in B doped Si1-xGex Materials Science and Engineering B 02, 49-52 (2003).
  50. F. Giannazzo, V. Raineri, S. Mirabella, S. Scalese, A. Terrasi, E. Napolitani, A. Carnera, D. De Salvador, and F. Priolo“Two dimensional interstitial diffusion in Si monitored by scanning apacitance    microscopy”. Materials Science and Engineering B 102, 148-151 (2003).
  51. D. De Salvador, E. Napolitani, S. Mirabella, F. Giannazzo, V. Raineri, G. Bisognin, M. Berti, A. Carnera, A. V. Drigo, A. Terrasi, and F. Priolo. “New Insight On The Interaction And Diffusion Properties Of Ion Beam Injected Self-Interstitials In Crystalline Silicon” Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 206, 922-926 (2003).
  52. S. Colonna, A. Terrasi, S. Scalese, F. Iacona, V. Raineri, F. La Via and S. Mobilio:“Thermal Oxidation of As and Ge implanted Si(100)”Surface Science 532, 746-753 (2003).
  53. GF. Cerofolini, C. Galati, S. Lorenti, L. Renna, O. Viscuso, C. Bongiorno, V. Raineri, C. Spinella, GG. Condorelli, IL. Fragala, A. Terrasi:“The early oxynitridation stages of hydrogen-terminated (100) silicon after exposure to N-2 : N2O. III. Initial conditions”  Appl Phys. A-Mater 77 (3-4): 403-409 (2003).
  54. S. Scalese, S. Mirabella, A. Terrasi: “XPS and RBS investigations of Si-Er-O interactions on Si(100)-2 x 1 surface.” Applied Surface Science 220, 231-237 (2003).
  55. M. Spadafora, G. Privitera, A. Terrasi, S. Scalese, C. Buongiorno, A. Carnera, M. Di Marino, E. Napolitani:“Oxidation Rate Enhancement of SiGe epitaxial films oxidized in dry ambient”Applied Phys. Lett. 83, (2003).
  56. S. Mirabella, D. De Salvador, E. Napoletani, F. Giannazzo, G. Impellizzeri, G. Bisognin,Terrasi, V. Raineri, M. Berti, A. Carnera, A.V. Drigo, F. Priolo:“Self-interstitial diffusion and clustering with impurities in crystalline silicon” Nucl. Instr. Meth. in Phys. Res. B 216, 80-89 (2004).
  57. D. De Salvador, E. Napoletani, S. Mirabella, G. Impellizzeri, F. Priolo, A. Terrasi, G. Bisognin, M. Berti, A.V. Drigo, A. Carnera:“Diffusion of ion beam injected self-interstitial defects in silicon layers grown by molecular beam epitaxy” Nucl. Instr. Meth. in Phys. Res. B 216, 286-290 (2004).
  58. F. d’Acapito,, S. Mobilio, A Terrasi, S. Scalese, G. Franzò, and F. Priolo:“Structure of Er-O complexes in crystalline Si”Phys. Rev. B 69, 153310 (2004).
  59. E. Napolitani, M. Di Marino, D. De Salvador, A. Carnera, M. Spadafora, S. Mirabella, A. Terrasi, S. Scalese:“Silicon Interstitial Injection During Dry Oxidation of SiGe/Si Layers”     Journal of Applied Physics, 97 art. 036106-1 (2005)
  60. GF. Cerofolini, C. Galati, G. Giorgi, A. Motta, S. Reina, L. RennaA. Terrasi:“Nearly flat, terraced, hydrogen-terminated, 1x1(100) silicon prepared by high-temperature exposure to H2 Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing 81 (4) 745-751 (2005)
  61. M. SpadaforaA. Terrasi, S. Mirabella, A. Piro, MG. Grimaldi, S. Scalese, E. Napolitani, M. Di Marino, D. De Salvador, A. Carnera:       “Dry oxidation of MBE-SiGe films: rate enhancement, Ge redistribution and defect injection”Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 8 (1-3) 19-224 (2005)
  62. D. D’Angelo, S. Mirabella, Romano L, A.M. Piro, A. Terrasi, M.G, Grimaldi, C. Bongiorno (2006). Roughness evolution in the amorphous-crystalline interface during solid phase epitaxy of SiGe films. In: 2006 EMRS Spring Meeting. p. xxx, NICE:E-MRS, Nice (Francia), 29/05/2006
  63. D. D’Angelo, A.M. Piro, S. Mirabella, C. Bongiorno, L. Romano, A. Terrasi, M.G. Grimaldi:    “Amorphous–crystalline interface evolution during Solid Phase Epitaxy Regrowth of SiGe films morphized by ion implantation”  Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B 257, 270 (2007).
  64. D. D’Angelo, A. M. Piro, C. Bongiorno, A. Terrasi, M.G. Grimaldi, S. Mirabella:“Interface roughening and defect nucleation during solid phase epitaxy re-growth of doped and intrinsic Si0.83Ge0.17 alloys”, Journal of Appl. Phys. 101, 103508  (2007)
  65. D. D’Angelo, S. Mirabella, E. Bruno, A. Terrasi, C. Bongiorno, F. Giannazzo, V. Raineri, G. isognin, M. Berti:“Localization of He induced nanovoids in buried Si1-xGex thin films”Journal of Applied Physics  103, 016104 (2008)
  66. D. D’Angelo, S. Mirabella, E. Bruno, G. Pulvirenti,  A. Terrasi, G. Bisognin, M. Berti, C. Bongiorno, V. Raineri:“Role of C in the formation and kinetics of nanovoids induced by He+ implantation in Si.” Journal of Applied Physics  104, 023501 (2008)
  67. C. Summonte, S. Mirabella, R. Balboni, A. De Salvo, I. Crupi, F. Simone, Terrasi A (2008). Growth and Characterization of Si Nanodot Multilayers in SiC Matrix. In: 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 1-5 September 2008, Valencia, Spain. Valencia, Spagna, 1-5 settebre 2008, p. 730-733
  68. L. Pei, G. Duscher, C. Steen, P. Pichler, HR Ssel, E. Napolitani, D. De Salvador, A.M. PiroA. Terrasi, F. Severac, F. Cristiano, K. Ravichandran, N. Gupta, W. Windl Detailed arsenic concentration profiles at Si/SiO2 interfaces” Journal of App. Phys.,  104,  issue 4  Article Number: 043507  (2008) 
  69. E. Bruno, S. Mirabella, G. Scapellato , G. Impellizzeri, A. Terrasi, F. Priolo, E. Napolitani, D. De   Salvador, M. Mastromatteo, A. CarneraMechanism of B diffusion in crystalline Ge under proton irradiation Phys. Rev. B   80, issue 3, Article Number: 033204   (2009).
  70. C. Summonte, E. Centurioni, A. Desalvo, M. Canino, Mirabella S, R. Agosta, F. Simone, A. Terrasi, M. A. Di Stefano, S. Di Marco, S. Ravesi, S. Lombardo (2009). Optical properties of silicon nanoparticles for Photovoltaics applications. In: 24th EPVSEC, 21-25 Sept. 2009, Hamburg, Germany (D), p.317.
  71. Mirabella S, Agosta R., Franzo G., Crupi I., Miritello M., Lo Savio R., Di Stefano M. A., Di Marco S., Simone F., Terrasi A., RI Mirabella Salvo/E-4672-2010 Lo Savio Roberto/A-6801-2009 (2009). Light absorption in silicon quantum dots embedded in silica. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 106, ISSN: 0021-8979, doi: 10.1063/1.3259430
  72. Mirabella S, De Salvador D, Bruno E, Napolitani E, Scapellato GG, Mastromatteo M, Impellizzeri G, Bisognin G, Boninelli S, Terrasi A, Carnera A, Priolo F (2010). Recent insights in the diffusion of boron in silicon and germanium. ECS TRANSACTIONS, vol. 33, p. 167-178, ISSN: 1938-5862, doi: 10.1149/1.3485691
  73. Bruno E., Mirabella S, Scapellato G., Impellizzeri G., Terrasi A., Priolo F., Napolitani E., De Salvador D., Mastromatteo M., Carnera A., RI Mirabella Salvo/E-4672-2010 (2010). Radiation enhanced diffusion of B in crystalline Ge. THIN SOLID FILMS, vol. 518, p. 2386-2389, ISSN: 0040-6090, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2009.09.173
  74. Bisognin G, Vangelista S, Mastromatteo M, Napolitani E, De Salvador D, Carnera A, Berti M, Bruno E, Scapellato G, Terrasi A (2010). Defects in Ge caused by sub-amorphizing self-implantation: Formation and dissolution. THIN SOLID FILMS, vol. 518, p. 2326-2329, ISSN: 0040-6090, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2009.09.136
  75. C. Summonte, A. Desalvo, M. Canino, M. Allegrezza, M. Rosa, M. Ferri, E. Centurioni, A. Terrasi, Mirabella S (2010). Optical properties of silicon nanodots in SiC matrix. In: 25th EPVSEC, WCPEC-5, 6-10 Sept. 2010, Valencia, Spain, (E).
  76. Crupi I, Mirabella S, D'Angelo D, Gibilisco S, Grasso A, Di Marco S, Simone F, Terrasi A (2010). Anomalous and normal Hall effect in hydrogenated amorphous Si prepared by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 107, ISSN: 0021-8979, doi: 10.1063/1.3305805
  77. Cosentino S., Mirabella S., Miritello M., Nicotra G., Lo Savio R., Simone F., Spinella C., Terrasi A. (2011). The role of the surfaces in the photon absorption in Ge nanoclusters embedded in silica. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, vol. 6, ISSN: 1931-7573, doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-6-135
  78. Summonte C, Centurioni E, Canino M, Allegrezza M, Desalvo A, Terrasi A, Mirabella S, Di Marco S, Di Stefano MA, Miritello M, Lo Savio R, Simone F, Agosta R (2011). Optical properties of silicon rich oxides. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI. C, CURRENT TOPICS IN SOLID STATE PHYSICS, vol. 8, ISSN: 1862-6351, doi: 10.1002/pssc.201000413
  79. Cosentino S, Liu P, Le ST, Lee S, Paine D, Zaslavsky A, Pacifici D, Mirabella S, Miritello M, Crupi I, Terrasi A (2011). High-efficiency silicon-compatible photodetectors based on Ge quantum dots. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 98, ISSN: 0003-6951, doi: 10.1063/1.3597360
  80. C. Summonte, M. Canino, M. Allegrezza, M. Bellettato, A. Desalvo, Mirabella S, A. Terrasi (2011). Systematic characterization of Silicon nanodot absorption for third-generation photovoltaics. In: 26th EPVSEC, WCPEC-5, 5-9 Sept. 2011, Hamburg, Germany,.
  81. Liu P, Cosentino S, Le ST, Lee S, Paine D, Zaslavsky A, Pacifici D, Mirabella S, Miritello M, Crupi I, Terrasi A (2012). Transient photoresponse and incident power dependence of high-efficiency germanium quantum dot photodetectors. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 112, 083103, ISSN: 0021-8979, doi: 10.1063/1.4759252
  82. Liu P, Le ST, Lee S, Paine D, Zaslavsky A, Pacifici D, Cosentino S, Mirabella S, Miritello M, Crupi I, Terrasi A (2012). Fast, High-efficiency Germanium Quantum Dot Photodetectors. In: Proceedings IEEE Lester Eastman Conference on High Performance Devices. 6410978, IEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA, Brown Univ, Providence, RI
  83. Crupi I., Boscarino S., Strano V., Mirabella S., Simone F., Terrasi A (2012). Optimization of ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al structures for ultra-thin high-performance transparent conductive electrodes. THIN SOLID FILMS, vol. 520, p. 4432-4435, ISSN: 0040-6090, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2012.02.080
  84. Terrasi A. (2012). “Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability” How to get into the fascinating and multidisciplinary world of renewable and sustainable energies . Bologna:Società Italiana di Fisica Editrice Compositori
  85. Mirabella S, Cosentino S, Gentile A, Nicotra G, Piluso N, Mercaldo LV, Simone F, Spinella C, Terrasi A (2012). Matrix role in Ge nanoclusters embedded in Si3N4 or SiO2. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 101, ISSN: 0003-6951, doi: 10.1063/1.4734395
  86. Cosentino S., Miritello M., Crupi I., Nicotra G., Simone F., Spinella C., Terrasi A, Mirabella S. (2013). Room-temperature efficient light detection by amorphous Ge quantum wells. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, vol. 8, 128, ISSN: 1931-7573, doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-8-128
  87. Cosentino S, Mirabella S, Liu P, Le ST, Miritello M, Lee S, Crupi I, Nicotra G, Spinella C, Paine D, Terrasi A, Zaslavsky A, Pacifici D (2013). Role of Ge nanoclusters in the performance of photodetectors compatible with Si technology. THIN SOLID FILMS, vol. 548, p. 551-555, ISSN: 0040-6090, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2013.09.028
  88. Valvo M. Bongiorno C., Giannazzo F., Terrasi A (2013). Localized Si enrichment in coherent self-assembled Ge islands grown by molecular beam epitaxy on (001)Si single crystal. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 113, 033513, ISSN: 0021-8979, doi: 10.1063/1.4775772
  89. Mirabella S, Cosentino S, Failla M, Miritello M, Nicotra G, Simone F, Spinella C, Franzo G, Terrasi A (2013). Light absorption enhancement in closely packed Ge quantum dots. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 102, 193105, ISSN: 0003-6951, doi: 10.1063/1.4805356
  90. Crupi I, Boscarino S, Torrisi G, Scapellato G, Mirabella S, Piccitto G, Simone F, Terrasi A (2013). Laser irradiation of ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al multilayers for electrical isolation in thin film photovoltaics. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, vol. 8, p. 392-396, ISSN: 1931-7573, doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-8-392
  91. Canino, M., Summonte, C., Allegrezza, M., Shukla, R., Jain, IP., Bellettato, M., Desalvo, A., Mancarella, F., Sanmartin, M., Terrasi A, Loper, P., Schnabel, M., Janz, S. (2013). Identification and tackling of a parasitic surface compound in SiC and Si-rich carbide films. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING B-SOLID STATE MATERIALS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, vol. 178, p. 623-629, ISSN: 0921-5107, doi: 10.1016/j.mseb.2013.01.011
  92. Irrera A, Artoni P, Fioravanti V, Franzò G, Fazio B, Musumeci P., Boninelli S, Impellizzeri G, Terrasi A., Priolo F., Iacona F. (2014). Visible and infrared emission from Si/Ge nanowires synthesized by metal-assisted wet etching. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, vol. 9, ISSN: 1556-276X, doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-9-74
  93. Boscarino S, Crupi I, Mirabella S, Simone F, Terrasi A (2014). TCO/Ag/TCO transparent electrodes for solar cells application. APPLIED PHYSICS. A, MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, vol. 116, p. 1287-1291, ISSN: 0947-8396, doi: 10.1007/s00339-014-8222-9
  94. Mirabella S, Cosentino S, Terrasi A. (2014). Synthesis and Light Absorption Mechanism in Si or Ge Nanoclusters for Photovoltaics Applications. DIFFUSION AND DEFECT DATA, SOLID STATE DATA. PART B, SOLID STATE PHENOMENA, vol. 205-206, p. 465-474, ISSN: 1012-0394, doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.205-206.465
  95. Terrasi A (2014). News and analysis on materials solutions to energy challenges. MRS BULLETIN, vol. 39, p. 767, ISSN: 1938-1425, doi: 10.1557/mrs.2014.199
  96. Cosentino S, Sungur Ozen E, Raciti R, Mio A.M, Nicotra G, Simone F, Crupi I, Turan R, Terrasi A, Aydinli A, Mirabella S. (2014). Light harvesting with Ge quantum dots embedded in SiO2or Si3N4. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 115, ISSN: 0021-8979, doi: 10.1063/1.4863124
  97. Cosentino S, Knebel S, Mirabella S, Gibilisco S, Simone F, Bracht H, Wilde G, Terrasi A (2014). Light absorption in Ge nanoclusters embedded in SiO2: comparison between magnetron sputtering and sol-gel synthesis. APPLIED PHYSICS. A, MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, vol. 116, p. 233-241, ISSN: 0947-8396, doi: 10.1007/s00339-013-8101-9
  98. Cosentino, S, Mio, AM, Barbagiovanni, EG, Raciti, R, Bahariqushchi, R, Miritello, M, Nicotra, G, Aydinli, A, Spinella, C, Terrasi A, Mirabella S (2015). The role of the interface in germanium quantum dots: when not only size matters for quantum confinement effects. NANOSCALE, vol. 7, p. 11401-11408, ISSN: 2040-3364, doi: 10.1039/c5nr01480h
  99. Cosentino S, Barbagiovanni EG, Crupi I, Miritello M, Nicotra G, Spinella C, Pacifici D, Mirabella S, Terrasi A (2015). Size dependent light absorption modulation and enhanced carrier transport in germanium quantum dots devices. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, vol. 135, p. 22-28, ISSN: 0927-0248, doi: 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.09.012
  100. Barbagiovanni EG, Cosentino S, Lockwood DJ, Costa RN, Terrasi A, Mirabella S (2015). Influence of interface potential on the effective mass in Ge nanostructures. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 117, ISSN: 0021-8979, doi: 10.1063/1.4918549
  101. A. Terrasi, S. Cosentino, I. Crupi, Mirabella S (2015). Ge Nanostructures for Harvesting and Detection of Light. In: Valenta J Mirabella S.. (a cura di): J. Valenta S. Mirabella, Nanotechnology and Photovoltaic Devices – Light Energy Harvesting with Group IV Nanostructures. p. 317-354, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., ISBN: 978-981-4463-63-8
  102. Scuderi V, Impellizzeri G, Zimbone M, Sanz R, Di Mauro A, Buccheri M A, Miritello M, Terrasi A, Rappazzo G, Nicotra G, Privitera V (2016). Rapid synthesis of photoactive hydrogenated TiO2 nanoplumes. APPLIED CATALYSIS. B, ENVIRONMENTAL, vol. 183, p. 328-334, ISSN: 0926-3373, doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.10.055
  103. Barbagiovanni EG, Reitano R, Franzo G, Strano V, Terrasi A, Mirabella S (2016). Radiative mechanism and surface modification of four visible deep level defect states in ZnO nanorods. NANOSCALE, vol. 8, p. 995-1006, ISSN: 2040-3364, doi: 10.1039/c5nr05122c
  104. Cosentino S, Torrisi G, Raciti R, Zimbone M, Crupi I, Mirabella S, Terrasi A (2016). Growth kinetics of colloidal Ge nanocrystals for light harvesters. RSC ADVANCES, vol. 6, p. 38454-38462, ISSN: 2046-2069, doi: 10.1039/c6ra03490j
  105. Torrisi G, Crupi I, Mirabella S, Terrasi A (2017). Robustness and electrical reliability of AZO/Ag/AZO thin film after bending stress. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, vol. 165, p. 88-93, ISSN: 0927-0248, doi: 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.02.037
  106. Raciti, R., Bahariqushchi, R., Summonte, C., Aydinli, A., Terrasi, A., Mirabella, S. (2017). Optical bandgap of semiconductor nanostructures: Methods for experimental data analysis. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 121, ISSN: 0021-8979, doi: 10.1063/1.4986436
  107. Boscarino S, Torrisi G, Crupi I, Alberti A, Mirabella S, Ruffino F, Terrasi A (2017). Ion irradiation of AZO thin films for flexible electronics. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION B, BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, vol. 392, p. 14-20, ISSN: 0168-583X, doi: 10.1016/j.nimb.2016.11.037
  108. Terrasi A., Cahen D., Cifarelli L., Ginley D., Slaoui A., Wagner F. (2017). EPJ Web of Conferences, 5th Course of the "Materials for Energy and Sustainability", MRS-EMRS 2016 and 3rd Course of the "International School on Energy", EPS-SIF 2016; Erice; Italy; 13 July 2016 through 19 July 2016. In: Terrasi A. Cahen D. Cifarelli L. Ginley D. Slaoui A. Wagner F.. EPJ Web of Conferences. vol. 148, doi: 10.1051/epjconf/201714800001
  109. Francesco Priolo, Alessia Irrera, Salvatore Mirabella, Antonio Terrasi: Nanostructures for Photonics, Photovoltaics and Sensing” Il Nuovo Saggiatore, Nuova Serie Anno 34 • n. 1 gennaio-febbraio 2018 • n. 2 marzo-aprile 2018.
  110. G. Torrisi, R. Raciti, A. Terrasi: Anti-reflecting properties of transparent electrodes AZO/Ag/AZO. In sottomissione a Nanoscale Research Letter
  111. Giacomo Torrisi, João Sousa Luis, Olalla Sanchez-Sobrado, Rosario Raciti, Manuel João Mendes, Hugo Aguas, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Antonio Terrasi: Optimization of IZO/Ag mesh/IZO structures for high-performance transparent electrodes in the infrared region. In sottomissione a SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS

 

Book Review

  1. A. Terrasi: Review of “Renewable Energy, A First Course” A book written by Robert Ehrlich, CRC Press publishing. Il Nuovo Saggiatore, Vol.32 n.1-2 2016
  2. A. Terrasi: Review of “Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability” ed. by  D.S.Ginley and D. Cahen, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012, ISBN 9781107000230Il Nuovo Saggiatore Vol 28, anno 2012, no. 5-6
  3. A. Terrasi: Review of  “Energia per l’astronave Terra”,  Nicola Armaroli e Vincenzo Balzani, Zanichelli   Editore, Bologna 2017. Il Giornale di Fisica, Vol. 59, Gennaio-Marzo 2018.
Academic Year  


Insegnamenti tenuti presso altri dipartimenti nell'anno accademico 2019/2020

  • DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
    Corso di laurea in Industrial Engineering - 1 Year
    PHYSICS 1

  • DIPARTIMENTO DI MATEMATICA E INFORMATICA
    Corso di laurea in Computer Science - 1 Year
    PHYSICS

Research activity
List of fields of scientific activity carried out and referable to scientific publications and congress reports.

1. Absorption spectroscopies (EXAFS) and photoemission (XPS) with synchrotron radiation and laboratory X-ray sources;
2. Electronic and structural analysis of semiconductor and insulating materials through electrical measurements, optical and electronic microscopies, Rutherford backscattering of light ions (RBS);
3. Use of low-energy ion beams for assisted film modification and surface oxidation processes;
4. Thin film growth by evaporation in ultra high vacuum systems.
5. Formation of ion implantation clusters, low energy ion bombardment and ultra high vacuum evaporation;
6. Studies of the electronic structure of metal / semiconductor interfaces and heterojunctions (photoelectron spectroscopies);
7. Electronic structure of superconductors at a high critical temperature (photoelectron spectroscopy);
8. Electronic structure of low-dimensional compounds and study of Charge Density Waves transitions (photoelectronic spectroscopy);
9. Silicide formation and silicon film deposition with ion beam-assisted evaporation processes (CoSi2, -FeSi2, Al / Si) (electron microscopies, photoemission spectroscopies, RBS);
10. Formation of ultra-thin SiO2 films by high temperature thermal processes or at room temperature processes assisted by ion beams (electrical measurements, electron microscopes, photoelectron spectroscopies);
11. Er-O-doped growth for ion implantation and for MBE epitaxial deposition (electrical measurements, optical measurements, microscopy, EXFAS spectroscopy, RBS);
12. MBE epitaxial growth of Si doped with B for diffusion studies;
13. MBE epitaxial growth of Si, Si (1-x) Ge (x) and Si (1-x) C (x) (structural and electrical measurements) and of Ge and SiGe nanostructures;
14. Synthesis and structural-electrical-optical characterization of Si and Ge nanocrystals in oxide, nitride and Si carbide for applications in photodetectors and third generation photovoltaic cells.
15. Synthesis and characterization of Ge nanocrystals by colloidal route for photodetector applications.
16. Synthesis and characterization of thin films of Transparent Oxides Conductors (TCO) and Transparent Conductor Materials (TCM) based on TCO / Ag / TCO nanometric multilayers, also with Ag nanogrids, for photovoltaic applications.

Activities in scientific journals such as Referee
Referee of the following magazines:
a) Journal of Applied Physics
b) Applied Physics Letter
c) Physical Review B
d) Physical Review Letters
e) Thin Solid Films
f) Applied Physics A
g) Journal of Luminescence
h) Materials Science and Engineering B
i) Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters
j) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
k) Physica Status Solids

  • Delegate Director of the CNR-IMM Institute Catania (University) from 09/30/2015 to 09/30/2016
  • Founder and Director of the permanent school "International School of Materials for Sustainable Development and Energy", at the Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana" of Erice (Italy), on the appointment of the President of the Foundation, prof. Antonino Zichichi, from June 2017 to today.
  • Member of the Academic Senate from November 2016 to today