LMNT - Laboratory of

Materials Science and Nanotechnology


LMNT (Laboratory of Materials science and NanoTechnology), which belongs to University of Sassari, is located within the Porto Conte Ricerche science park, close to Alghero (SS). LMNT leads the Reference Centre for Materials with Controlled Porosity of Istituto Nazionale di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM).


Research activity

The research activity of the laboratory is dedicated to sol-gel science, nanoscience and nanotechnology. At present the ongoing reseacrh project are dealing with with heterostructures made by inorganic matrices, 2D materials and Carbon dots for catalytic and optical properties. More details...

We are also involved in the development of hybrid organic-inorganic materials by sol-gel processing for applications in photonics (such as waveguides, amplification, wavelength-selectivity filters) and memory storage.

In collaboration with SMEs we are developing and manufacturing advanced materials suitable for realizing the lab-on-a-chip devices, nanoparticles. The LNMT laboratory also provides specific support and analysis service on materials and nanomaterials.



We have our standard lab-space for chemical synthesis of nanostructured materials (such as thin film, nonoparticles etc.) via soft chemistry technique, especially by sol-gel. There are variety of instruments such as thin film preparation instruments including dip-coater and spin-coater; spectroscopy charaterization of thin film, such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Ellipsometry, optical microscope; dynamic light scattering for charaterization the dimension of nanoparticles; atomic force microscope (AFM) for topographic analyzing of the superficial structure with atomic resolution. More details...




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Updated 24 April 2018

LMNT Laboratory of Materials Science and NanoTechnology - Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari.
Viale San Pietro 43c, 07100 Sassari (SS)

Tel. lab.: +39 079 998630 Fax: +39 079 228625. Contact: lucamalfatti@uniss.it