Santoro Mario

Professional Profile: Research Director (Employee)
Activity field: Research
Main office/laboratory: Sezione Sesto Fiorentino – LENS
Office phone number: 055 4572490
Laboratory phone number: 055 4572530/2515/2529/2509
OrcidID: 0000-0001-5693-4636ScopusID: 15835860300
Primary activity: Physics and technology of condensed matter at extreme conditions of high pressures (0.1-250 GPa) and low/high temperatures (10-5000 K). Specifically: (i) study of structural and dynamical changes and of phase transitions in crystalline and amorphous solids, liquids and supercritical fluids; (ii) synthesis of novel polymeric materials, novel hard alloys, and novel nano-composite materials. The experimental activity is mainly performed at INO-Sesto Fiorentino/LENS and at synchrotron radiation facilities like ESRF-Grenoble and Elettra-Trieste.

Main experiences acquired: Design, development and use of: (i) high pressure technologies, specifically of the diamond anvil cell coupled to cryostats, heaters and laser heating set-ups: Nd:YAG (YLF) e CO2; (ii) optical spectroscopy technologies: Raman, micro-Raman imaging, and absorption and reflectivity Fourier transform IR-VIS-UV spectroscopy; (ii) laboratory and synchrotron X-ray diffraction; (iv) synchrotron inelastic X-ray scattering; (v) synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS).

Scientific manager for INO of Funded Projects:
Multifunctional zeolite/polymer nanocomposites, PICS bilateral project CNR/CNRS (Italy/France)
Fluctuation-mediated phonon-assisted nanophotonic fabrication and applications, bilateral project CNR/JSPS (Italy/Japan)
Progetto Bilaterale (Francia) PICS, CNR/CNRS Nanocompositi zeolite/polimero a funzionalità multiple – Multifunctional zeolite/polymer nanocomposites

Accordo CNR-JSPS (Japan)
Fabbricazione nanofotonica assistita dai fononi e mediata dalle fluttuazioni e sue applicazioni

Fluctuation-mediated phonon-assisted nanophotonic fabrication and

ZAPPING. High-pressure nano-confinement in Zeolites: the Mineral Science know-how APPlied to engineerING of innovative materials for technological and environmental applications

Research Groups:
Matter under Extreme Conditions, and Dynamics of Physical and Physicochemical Processes

Others Funded Projects in which he/she participates:
One dimensional, single-chain polymers for gas sensors through high-pressure technology

Publications, Research Results, now, in INO’s database are: 57
  –   Papers JCR/ISI Journals, are: 56
  –   Books or Chapters, are: 0
  –   Papers in Journals not indexed JCR/ISI, are: 0
  –   Conference proceedings, are: 2
  –   Abstract, are: 1

Bibliometric indices are calculated USING ONLY THE INO DATABASE and the number of citations from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) is updated at 2024-05-12
  –   maximum number of citations for an article: 67
  –   maximum impact factor (IF) for a journal when an article is published: 12.124
  –   H-INDEX: 21   G-INDEX: 53   HC-INDEX (contemporary): 13 
  –   List of TopTen papers in citations  –   List of TopTen journals in Impact Factor