X-ray Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
University of Trento - Department of Physics



  • Local structure and dynamics in crystalline and non-crystalline solids, studied by correlation-sensitive probes, such as EXAFS
  • Negative thermal expansion materials: investigation on the local origin of negative expansion, by EXAFS and diffraction experiments
  • Characterization of the local structure of luminescent materials (Porous Silicon, Si based nanosystems, rare-earth doped compounds) and its influence on photo and electro-luminescence.
  • Characterization of thermal and static disorder in  amorphous systems.
  • Research on the relationship between local structure and ionic conduction properties of supersonic glasses.
  • Study of the local environment of highly diluted doping elements, belonging to III and V group, in thin films of hydrogenated amorphous germanium.
  • Refining the knowledge of the effects of thermal disorder on EXAFS spectroscopy


  • X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) - EXAFS and XANES
  • X-ray Diffraction
  • Synchrotron Radiation instrumentation