My research activity is devoted to the study of materials by means of several spectroscopies, such us anelastic spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, EXAFS and thermal analysis. In particular I study nanostructured materials for solid state hydrogen storage and I was also involved in EXAFS studies on materials characterized by magnetoresistance or charge ordering phase transitions. Recently, I have also started a research activity on materials for alternative energies, like electrode and electrolyte materials for fuel cells and lithium batteries. I am presently working on ionic liquids, which are considered for electrolyte solutions, focusing on the occurrence of phase transitions, on their dynamics and on their miscroscopic ions interactions.
keywords: ionic liquids; hydrogen; energy