Università degli Studi di Trieste
Charge transport in molecular devices
Alberto Morgante received his degree and PhD in Physics from the University of Trieste where he is associate Professor of Physics at the Physics Department since 1999. He teaches Electromagnetism, optics and relativity to Physics students. He is head of the CNR-INFM research project of the National Laboratory TASC-INFM in Trieste called Nano3, dedicated mainly to studies of organic molecules in gas-phase and thin films and of fullerene and nanotube based materials. He is the scientific coordinator of the ALOISA beamline of the Italian Synchrotron light source Elettra.
He is also the coordinator of various MIUR (Ministry of Instruction, University and Research), INFM (National Institute for the Physics of Matter) and international projects.
He has been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and for many years cooperated with the Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin.
His research work is concerned mainly with the experimental study of solid surfaces and thin films by using electron, X-ray and neutral atom scattering: thermodynamics of surface structures due to reconstructions and adsorbates, studying in particular critical phenomena in 2-D phase transitions; thin film growth and inverse growth (removal); reordering kinetics of surfaces and thin films; gas-surface reactions, thin film structure and phase transitions, organic thin films and interfaces.