Nicolò Bassi

PhD Student nanotech@surfaces Laboratory

Nicolò Bassi obtained his BS and MS degrees from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. After finishing his Bachelor in Materials Engineering, he studied Nanomaterials Science and Nanotechnology during his Master, with a focus on carbon nanostructures. For his master thesis, he worked with a Variable Temperature STM system, studying on-surface synthesis of a graphdiyne structure, a novel planar hexagonal material composed by carbon hybridized both sp and sp2, starting from organic precursors. He joined the nanotech@surfaces Laboratory at Empa as a PhD student in July 2020. In his PhD project, the on-surface synthesis technique will be studied focusing on spin chain graphene nanoribbons with different lengths, edge terminations and also with the addition of other elements such as Nitrogen. These analysis will be performed by using surface characterization techniques such as Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy (STM and STS), non-contact Atomic Force Microscopy (nc-AFM) and Raman Spectroscopy.

Fields of interest
Carbon nanostructures; Spin chain graphene nanoribbons; Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy (STM and STS); non-contact Atomic Force Microscopy (nc-AFM); Raman Spectroscopy