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PhD Student

Research associate on the project involving epitaxy and Raman characterization of 2D phosphorus allotropes (Phosphorene) in collaboration with Università Degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca


Gabriele Faraone is a Ph.D. fellow student in Materials Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Milan-Bicocca. 

Gabriele got his Master's degree in Physics from the University of Milan discussing a thesis on the optical and electronic properties of plasmonic metal/semiconductor thin-film nanocomposites (Advisor Dr. M. Di Vece, Co-Advisor Prof. C. Lenardi). During his Master's degree, he spent also a 6-months abroad study period in Germany at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) (March-September 2014).

His PhD research activity involves optical (Raman, Uv-Vis) spectroscopy, epitaxial-growth (MBE), and surface characterizations (STM and XPS) of novel 2D graphene-like materials(X-enes) with a specific focus on 2D phosphorus allotropes (Epitaxial Phosphorene and Black Phosphorus). He also completed a 6-months abroad research experience (March-September 2019) in the United States, where he has been trained to process epitaxial Xene on metals (e.g. Silicene) into devices in the Clean-Room facilities of Microelectronic Research Center of the University of Texas-Austin (Prof. Akinwande Nano-Research Group).

Scientific Production

Christian Martella, Gabriele Faraone, Muhammad Hasibul Alam, Deepyanti Taneja, Li Tao, Guido Scavia, Emiliano Bonera, Carlo Grazianetti, Deji Akinwande, Alessandro Molle

Disassembling Silicene from Native Substrate and Transferring onto an Arbitrary Target Substrate

Advanced Functional Materials [], Pages: 2004546

Gabriele Faraone, Emanuele Balduzzi, Christian Martella, Carlo Grazianetti, Alessandro Molle, Emiliano Bonera

Thickness determination of anisotropic van der Waals crystals by Raman spectroscopy: the case of black phosphorus.

Nanotechnology [IOP Publishing], Volume: 31 Issue: 41 Pages: 415703

Cristina Lenardi, Justin Mayer, Gabriele Faraone, Jonathan Cardoso, Sarita Marom, Ritika Modi, Alessandro Podestà, Shima Kadkhodazadeh, Marcel Di Vece

Nanoscale induced formation of silicide around gold nanoparticles encapsulated in a-Si

Langmuir [American Chemical Society], Volume: 36 Issue: 4 Pages: 939-947

Alessandro Molle, Gabriele Faraone, Alessio Lamperti, Daniele Chiappe, Eugenioluigi Cinquanta, Christian Martella, Emiliano Bonera, Emilio Scalise, Carlo Grazianetti

Stability and universal encapsulation of epitaxial Xenes

Faraday Discussions [Royal Society of Chemistry],

Carlo Grazianetti, Gabriele Faraone, Christian Martella, Emiliano Bonera, Alessandro Molle

Embedding epitaxial (blue) phosphorene in between device-compatible functional layers

Nanoscale [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 11 Issue: 39 Pages: 18232-18237

Gabriele Faraone, Ritika Modi, Sarita Marom, Alessandro Podestà, Marcel Di Vece

Increasing the optical absorption in a-Si thin films by embedding gold nanoparticles

Optical Materials [North-Holland], Volume: 75 Pages: 204-210

Yunsong Yan, Tommaso Santaniello, Luca Giacomo Bettini, Chloé Minnai, Andrea Bellacicca, Riccardo Porotti, Ilaria Denti, Gabriele Faraone, Marco Merlini, Cristina Lenardi, Paolo Milani

Electroactive ionic soft actuators with monolithically integrated gold nanocomposite electrodes

Advanced Materials [], Volume: 29 Issue: 23 Pages: 1606109