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Pusceddu Emanuela

Birth date 24/07/1979 in Cagliari, Italy

e.pusceddu@ibimet.cnr.it
emanuela.pusceddu@gmail.com
Junior Researcher CNR – Biometeorology  Institute (Ibimet) Florence (Italy).
EDUCATION

PhD in Physics, University of Grenoble 1 'Joseph Fourier'. Lab: Laue-Lengevin Institute (ILL), Grenoble (France).

Topic: Structure and magnetic properties in half-doped manganites Ln0.5Ca0.5MnO3 (Ln=La, Pr, Nd,..., Lu). A systematic study by neutron scattering and ab-initio calculations.

Supervisor: Dr. Claudia Mondelli

Master Degree in Physics, Università Degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy.

Topic: Electronic and optical excitations properties of small carbon cluster.

Supervisors: Prof. G. Cappellini, Prof. V. Fiorentini.
Co-supervisor: Dr. G. Malloci.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

    Chemical-physical properties investigation of biochar.
    Morphological characterization of biochar and charcoal.
    Soil respiration study by laser techniques.
    Structural and morphological characterization of Calcium hydroxide nanoparticles in hydro-alcoholic suspension.
    Analysis nuclear and morphology measurements.
    SR-X ray diffraction and TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope) measurements.
    Structural and magnetic characterization of manganitic compounds.
    Analysis magnetic macroscopic measurements.
    Neutron powder diffraction and neutron polarized diffraction measurements.
    Ab-initio calculations for the structural and magnetic investigation.
    Electronic and optical excitations of carbon clusters.



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

    CNR-SPIN, Genova (Italy) - ILL 'Institute Laue Langevin' (Grenoble, France).
Topic : Nuclear and magnetic study of half-doped nano-manganites with general formula Ln0.5Ca0.5MnO3, (Ln = Nd, Ho and Dy).


    co-tutor
ILL 'Institute Laue Langevin' (Grenoble, France) - Università di Genova - Science of Materials Department.
Topic: Nuclear and magnetic study of half-doped nano-manganites with general formula Ln0.5Ca0.5MnO3 (Ln=Nd, Ho and Dy).

    co-tutor
ILL 'Institute Laue Langevin' (Grenoble, France) - Università de l'Aquila - Engineering
Department.
Topic: Study of materials of cultural heritage: Structure.
Nuclear structure study of calcium hydroxide nanoparticles in hydro-alcoholic suspension by SR-X
ray measurements.

    co-tutor
ILL 'Institute Laue Langevin' (Grenoble, France) - Università de l'Aquila - Engineering
Department.
Topic: Study of materials of cultural heritage: kinetics.
Kinetic carbonatation process of calcium hydroxide nanoparticles in hydro-alcoholic suspension
has been studied by SR-X ray measurements.

    co-tutor
Società Italiana di Spettroscopia Neutronica - SISN (Italy) - ILL 'Instituite Laue Langevin'
(Grenoble, France).
Topic: Introduction to the neutron scattering techniques for the microscopic investigation of matter,
with applications in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology.
Topic course: Experimental study of manganitic compounds by neutron diffraction techniques.

ARTICLES

•    Structure and magnetic properties in half-doped manganites Ln0.5Ca0.5MnO3 (Ln=La, Pr, Nd, ..., Lu). A systematic study by neutron scattering and ab-initio calculations.
(Propriétés structurelleset magnétiques dans les composants de manganèse Ln0.5Ca0.5MnO3      (Ln=La, Pr, Nd, ..., Lu). Un étude systématique par di_usion des neutrons et calculs ab initio.)

Author : E. Pusceddu
Published: http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-00609199. June 2011.

•    Synthesis, morphology and structure of Ca(OH)2 nanoparticles in hydro-alcoholic suspension.

Authors : C. Mondelli, G. Taglieri, E. Pusceddu, V. Daniele, S. Santilli, A. Montanaro, A. Trapananti
(submitted to Materials Research bulletin).

•    Morphological and structural study of calcium hydroxide nanoparticles in aqueous suspension.

Authors : G. Taglieri, V. Daniele, E. Pusceddu, C. Mondelli
(submitted to Thin Solid Films).