CNR (National Research Council) is the main public research institution in Italy, gathering 110 institutes distributed along the entire country. The team that participates in INTERSEC belongs to the Nanoscience Institute (CNR- NA), based in Modena and, counts with about 190 researchers devoted to frontier research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. It comprises two Centres (Pisa and Modena), strongly intertwined with the local universities, and can rely on effective support facilities including offices for Project management and for Communication and outreach.
The research activity at CNR-NANO ranges from the investigation of electronic, transport and spectroscopic properties of materials and hybrid systems at surfaces/interfaces to plasmonics and nanotribology, mostly in collaboration with leading national and international experimental groups and industrial partners.
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