Professional life

  • since  12/11/2012 – Researcher Scientist CNR National Institute of Optics (INO), Brescia, Italy – responsible of the  Modulo MD.P03.045.001 “Nanostructured Materials for Plasmonic and Photonic Sensors”
  • 2000-2012 – Research assistant at University of Brescia- Engineering
  • 1998 – Research fellow from National Institute of Matters. Research period in Sensor Lab -Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica per i Materiali dell’Università di Brescia).

Education

  • 2002 – Ph.D. at University of Brescia. Thesis was on optical and electrical gas sensors based on porous semiconductors. Tutor: Prof. G. Sberveglieri.
  • 1997 – M.S. degree in Physics magna cum laude at University of Parma. Her thesis was on Raman spectroscopy of iron oxides. Tutor: Prof. P.P. Lottici

Awards

  • National Scientific Qualification as  Associate Professor in 03/B1- Physics of Matter (validity 11/12/2013-11/12/2019)

Research activity

Research expertise in

  • continuous wave photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy;
  • preparation and functional characterization of gas sensor devices based on nanostructured metal oxides;
  • optical gas sensors based on changes of photoluminescence properties of nanostructures
  • characterization of metal oxides nanowires and nanostructures by SEM, photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy
  • deposition by magnetron sputtering of transparent conducting oxides;
  • study of heterojunction between ZnO nanowires and GaN to realize innovative LED.
  • Electrically addressable devices for label-free detection of DNA and of other biological macromolecules.
  • Development of sensors for array of sensors (Electronic Nose) for application in the food industry;
  • plasmonic gas sensor
  • magneto optical gas sensor
  • graphene and 2D materials for gas sensing application

Editorial Activity

She is Associate Editor of IEEE Sensor Journal  since December 2016

Publication and bibliometric records

During her career Camilla Baratto has published 59 articles on International Journals with referee and 3 book chapter. Her h-index is 22 (source: ISI-WoS October 2016). Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1571-2010. She is author of one patent.

She is regularly acting as peer reviewer for many international journals among which Nanoscale, Nanotechnology, Sensors and Actuators B and The Journal of Physical Chemistry and for National Scientific Agency.

Since 2013 she is Member of the Scientific Board for the Ph.D. School in Materials Engineering University of Brescia.

She is coauthor of more than 100 presentations to national and international conferences; she was invited and presenting herself 4 invited communications and 1 keynote presentation.

She deposited a patent on Thin semiconductor film gas sensor device Filing number: US, N°7441440 Request number 10/830,133 publication date  Oct 28, 2008 Filing date Apr. 23  2004

Research projects

She has been involved in a series of national and international research/industrial projects since 2000 in basic and applied physics research on semiconductors and their application as gas sensor.

She is coordinator of project NANEOS “Multi-Sensor System for Rapid Detection of Hazardous Agents" (2016-2019), financed from NATO, and Scientific Responsible of INO Contribution for Project “Cybert Sort” Financed by Lombardia Region.

Related facilities

- Optical gas sensor:  

- Raman & PL spectroscopy (equipped with Linkam THMS600e cell)

-Wavelength scanning system for functional electrical characterization

Publication on International Journals

  1. P.P. Lottici, C. Baratto, D. Bersani, G. Antonioli, A. Montenero, G. Gnappi “Fe2O3 films for c(3) optics: Raman and XAS characterization”, Optical Materials 9 (1998) 368-372
  2. C. Baratto, P.P. Lottici, D. Bersani, G. Antonioli, A. Montenero, G. Gnappi, “Sol-gel preparation of a-Fe2O3 thin films: structural characterisation by XAFS and Raman”, J. Sol – Gel Sci. Technol. 13  (1998) 667
  3. C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, G. Di Francia, V. La Ferrara, F. De Filippo, L. Quercia, L. Lancellotti, “Gas detection with a porous silicon based sensor” Sensors and Actuators B, 65 (2000) 257-259
  4. L. Boarino, C. Baratto, F. Geobaldo, G. C. Amato, E. Comini, A.M. Rossi, G Faglia, G. Lerondel, G. Sberveglieri, “NO2 monitoring at room temperature by a Porous Silicon Gas Sensor” Materials Science and Engineering B 69-70  (2000) 210-214
  5. C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Benussi, V. La Ferrara, L. Quercia, G. Di  Francia, V. Guidi, D. Vincenzi, D. Boscarino, V. Rigato, “Gold-catalysed porous silicon for NOx sensing”, Sensors and Actuators B, 68 (2000) 74-80
  6. L. Boarino, M. Rocchia, C. Baratto, A. M. Rossi, E. Garrone, S. Borini, F. Geobaldo, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, G. Amato, “Towards a deeper comprehension of the interaction mechanism between mesoporous silicon and NO2Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 182 (2000) 465
  7. L. Quercia, F. Cerullo, V. La Ferrara, G. Di Francia, C. Baratto and G. Faglia “Fabrication and Characterization of a Sensing Device Based on Porous Silicon”, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 182 (2000) 473
  8. C. Baratto, G. Faglia, E. Comini, G. Sberveglieri, A. Taroni, V. La Ferrara, L. Quercia, G. Di Francia,A novel porous silicon sensor for detection of sub-ppm NO2 concentrations”, Sensors & Actuators B 77 (2001) 62-66
  9. C.Baratto, G.Faglia, G.Sberveglieri, L.Boarino, A.M.Rossi, G.Amato, “Front-side micromachined porous silicon nitrogen dioxide gas sensor” Thin Solid Films 391-392 (2001) 261-264
  10. Z. Gaburro, N. Daldosso, and L. Pavesi, G. Faglia, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, “Monitoring penetration of ethanol in a porous silicon microcavity by photoluminescence interferometry” Applied Physics Letters 78 (23) (2001) 3744-3746
  11. C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, Z. Gaburro, L. Pancheri, C. Oton, L. PavesiMultiparametric porous silicon sensors” Sensors  2 (2002) 121-126
  12. C.J. Oton, L. Pancheri, Z. Gaburro, L. Pavesi, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G.  Sberveglieri, “Multiparametric porous silicon gas sensors with improved quality and sensitivity” Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 197 (2) (2003) 523–527
  13. C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, A. Onischuk, B. Caruso, S. di Stasio, “Low temperature selective NO2 sensors by nanostructured fibres of ZnO“  Sensors  B 100 (1-2) (2004) 261-265
  14. A. Setkus, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, A. Galdikas, Kancleris, G. Sberveglieri, D. Senulien, “Influence of Metallic Impurities on Response Kinetics in Metal Oxide Thin Film Gas Sensors”, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical 103 (1-2) (2004) 448-456
  15. S. Picozzi, S. Santucci, L. Lozzi, C. Cantalini, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, I. Armentano, J.M. Kenny, L. Valentini, B. Delley, “Ozone adsorption on carbon nanotubes: Ab initio calculations and experiments” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 22 (4) (2004) 1466-1470
  16. PG. Merli, V. Morandi, A. Migliori, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Ponzoni, N. Poli, G. Sberveglieri, “Investigation of dopant profiles in nanosized materials by scanning transmission electron microscopy”, Nuovo Cimento della Società Italiana di Fisica C-Geophysics and Space Physics 27 (5) (2004) 467-472
  17. P. Candeloro, A. Carpentiero, S. Cabrini, E. Di Fabrizio, E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, A. Gerardino, “SnO2 sub-micron wires for gas sensors” Microelectronic Engineering 78-79 (2005) 178-184
  18. C. Baratto, E. Comini  G. Faglia , G. Sberveglieri , M. Zha, A. Zappettini, “Metal oxide nanocrystals for gas sensing “  Sensors and Actuators B 109 (2005) 2–6
  19. G. Faglia, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, M. Zha, A. Zappettini, “Adsorption effects of NO2 at ppm level on visible photoluminescence response of SnO2 nanobelts”  Applied Physics Letters 86 (2005) 011923
  20. C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Pardo, M. Vezzoli, L. Boarino, M. Maffei, S. Bossi, G. Sberveglieri, “Monitoring Plants Health in Greenhouse For Space Missions”  Sensors and Actuators B 108 (2005) 278-284
  21. P. Candeloro, E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, R. Kumar, A. Carpentiero, E. Di Fabrizio, “ SnO2 lithographic processing for nanopatterned gas sensors” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 23 (6) (2005) 2784-2788
  22. S. Lettieri, A. Bismuto, P. Maddalena, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, L. Zanotti, “Gas sensitive light emission properties of tin oxide and zinc oxide nanobelts”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 352 (9-20) (2006) 1457-1460
  23. A. Bismuto, S. Lettieri, P. Maddalna, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G.Sberveglieri, L. Zanotti “Room-temperature gas sensing based on visible photoluminescence properties of metal oxide nanobelts” Journal of Optics A-Pure and Applied Optics 8 (7) (2006) S585-S588
  24. C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri , “Iron-doped indium oxide by modified RGTO deposition for ozone sensing”  Sensors and Actuators B 118 (2006) 221–225
  25. E. Comini, C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri “Metal oxide nanocrystals multi-parametric gas sensors” Rare Metal Materials and Engineering 35 (3) (2006) 17-20
  26. G. Sberveglieri, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero, “Synthesis and characterization of semiconducting nanowires for gas sensing” Sensors and Actuators B 121 (2007) 208-213
  27. G. Neri, A. Bonavita, S. Ipsale, G. Rizzo, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, “Pd- and Ca-doped iron oxide for ethanol vapor sensing” Materials Science and Engineering B – Solid State Materials for Advanced Technology 139 (1) (2007) 41-47
  28. G. Sberveglieri, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero, “Synthesis and characterization of semiconducting nanowires for gas sensing “ Sensors and Actuators B 121 (1) (2007) 208-213
  29. E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, et al. “Single crystal ZnO nanowires as optical and conductometric chemical sensor “ Journal of Physics D – Applied Physics 40 (23)  (2007) 7255-7259
  30. A. Setaro, A. Bismuto, S. Lettieri, P. Maddalena, E. Comini, S. Bianchi, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, “Optical sensing of NO2 in tin oxide nanowires at sub-ppm level “ Sensors and Actuators B 130 (1) (2008) 391-395
  31. A. Sutti, C. Baratto, G. Calestani, C. Dionigi, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, “Inverse opal gas sensors: Zn(II)-doped tin dioxide systems for low temperature detection of pollutant gases” Sensors and Actuators B 130 (1) (2008) 567-57
  32. S. Lettieri, A. Setaro, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, P. Maddalena (2008) “On the mechanism of photoluminescence quenching in tin dioxide nanowires by NO2 adsorption”  New Journal of Physics 10  (2008) 043013
  33. A. Ponzoni, C. Baratto, S. Bianchi, E. Comini, M. Ferroni,M. Pardo, M. Vezzoli, A. Vomiero, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri “Metal oxide nanowire and thin-film-based gas sensors for chemical warfare simulants detection” IEEE Sensors Journal 8 (5-6) (2008) 735-742
  34. S. Lettieri, A. Setaro, Bismuto A., Maddalena P., C. Baratto, E. Comini, Todros S., G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, P. Maddalena, “Light emission properties of SnO2 nanowires for applications in gas sensing”, Sensors Letters 6 (2008) 596-600
  35. C. Baratto, S. Todros, G. Faglia, E. Comini, G. Sberveglieri, S. Lettieri, L. Santamaria, P. Maddalena, “Luminescence response of ZnO nanowires to gas adsorption” Sensors and Actuators B 140 (2009)  461–466
  36. E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Vomiero, G. Sberveglieri, “Quasi-one dimensional metal oxide semiconductors: Preparation, characterization and application as chemical sensors” Progress in Materials Science 54 (1) (2009) 1-67
  37. S. Lettieri, L.S. Amato, P. Maddalena, E. Comini, C. Baratto, S. Todros, “Recombination dynamics of deep defect states in zinc oxide nanowires”  Nanotechnology 20 (17) (2009) 175706
  38. G. Sberveglieri, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, M. Pardo, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero “Semiconducting tin oxide nanowires and thin films for Chemical Warfare Agents detection” Thin Solid Films 517, (2009) 6156-6160
  39. G. Jacopin, L. Rigutti, A.D.L. Bugallo, F.H. Julien, C. Baratto, E. Comini, M. Ferroni, M. Tchernycheva, “High degree of polarization of the near-band-edge photoluminescence in ZnO nanowires” Nanoscale Research Letters, 6  (2011) , 501.
  40. C. Baratto, A. Ponzoni, M. Ferroni, L. Borgese, E. Bontempi, G. Sberveglieri “Sputtering deposition of amorphous cadmium stannate as transparent conducting oxide” Thin Solid Films 520 (2012) 2739-2744
  41. C. Soldano, E. Comini, C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri “Metal Oxides Mono-Dimensional Nanostructures for Gas Sensing and Light Emission”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 (2012) 831-850
  42. V. Galstyan ,  E.  Comini ,  C. Baratto ,  A. Ponzoni ,  E. Bontempi ,  M. Brisotto ,  G. Faglia and G Sberveglieri “Synthesis of self-assembled chain-like ZnO nanostructures on stiff and flexible substrates” CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 2881-2887
  43. C. Baratto, E. Comini, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri “Plasma-induced enhancement of UV photoluminescence in ZnO nanowires”, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 7981
  44. M. Corradini, R. Hayano , M. Hori, M. Leali, E. Lodi Rizzini, V. Mascagna, A. Mozzanica, M. Prest, K. Todoroki, E. Vallazza, L. Venturelli, N. Zurlo, C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, A. Vomiero “Experimental apparatus for annihilation cross-section measurements of low energy antiprotons”  Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 711,  12-20 ( 2013)
  45. E. Comini, C. Baratto, I. Concina, G. Faglia, M. Falasconi, M. Ferroni, V. Galstyan, E. Gobbi, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero, D. Zappa, V. Sberveglieri, G. Sberveglieri  , “Metal oxide nanoscience and nanotechnology for chemical sensors”, Sensors & Actuators B, 179,2013, 3-20.
  46. A. Braga, C. Baratto, P. Colombi, E. Bontempi, G. Salvinelli, G. Drera, L. Sangaletti “An ultrathin TiO2 blocking layer on Cd stannate as highly efficient front contact for dye-sensitized solar cells, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.,15  (2013) 16812-16818
  47. E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Ponzoni, D. Zappa, G. Sberveglieri “Metal oxide nanowire chemical and biochemical sensors” Journal of Materials Research 28 (2013) 2911-2931  .
  48. A. Braga, C. Baratto, E. Bontempi, P. Colombi, G. Sberveglieri, “Transparent front contact optimization in dye sensitized solar cells: Use of cadmium stannate and titanium oxide by sputtering” Thin Solid Films, 555 (2014) 18-20
  49. V Galstyan, E. Comini, C. Baratto, A. Ponzoni, M. Ferroni, N. Poli, E. Bontempi, M. Brisotto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri “Large surface area biphase titania for chemical sensing” Sensors and Actuators B 209 (2015) 1091–1096

  50. V Galstyan, E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri “Nanostructured ZnO chemical gas sensors” CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL,  41,  10 14239-14244

  51. C. Baratto, R. Kumar, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, K.Vojisavljevic, B. Malic “p-Type copper aluminum oxide thin films for gas-sensing application “ Sensors and Actuators B 209 (2015) 287–296

  52. Karakuscu, A., Hu, L.-H., Ponzoni, A., Baratto, C., Ceccato, R., Sberveglieri, G., Raj, R. “SiOCN Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Gas Sensors for Elevated Temperature Applications”JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY , 98, 1142-1149, 2015

  53. G. Salvinelli, G. Drera, C. Baratto, A. Braga,  L. Sangaletti “Stoichiometry Gradient, Cation Interdiffusion, and Band Alignment between a Nanosized TiO2 Blocking Layer and a Transparent Conductive Oxide in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Front Contacts” Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7,  765−773

  54. R. Kumar, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, E. Bontempi, L. Borgese “Tailoring the textured surface of porous nanostructured NiO thin films for the detection of pollutant gases”, Thin Solid Films, 583 (2015) 233-238

  55. C. Baratto, R. Kumar, E. Comini, G. Faglia and G. Sberveglieri, “Visible electroluminescence from a ZnO nanowires/p-GaN heterojunction light emitting diode”, Optics Express, 23 (2015) 18937

  56. M.E. Mazhar, G. Faglia, E. Comini, D. Zappa, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri “Kelvin probe as an effective tool to develop sensitive p-type CuO gas sensors” Sensors & Actuators B, 222 2016, 1257-1263.

  57. C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, E. Comini, G. Faglia, S. Kaciulis, S.K. Balijepalli, G. Sberveglieri, “Vapour phase nucleation of ZnO nanowires on GaN: growth habit, interface study and optical properties” RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 15087 - 15093

  58.  R. Ciprian,  C. Baratto,  A. Giglia, K. Koshmak, G. Vinai,  M. Donarelli, M. Ferroni, M. Campanini  E. Comini  A. Ponzoni and G. Sberveglieri “Magnetic gas sensing exploiting the magnetooptical Kerr effect on ZnO nanorods/Co layer system”RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 42517- 42521

  59. R. Ciprian, P. Torelli, A. Giglia, B. Gobaut, B. Ressel, G. Vinai, M. Stupar, A. Caretta, G. De Ninno, T. Pincelli, B. Casarin, G. Adhikary, G. Sberveglieri, C. Baratto and M. Malvestuto, “New strategy for magnetic gas sensing”,RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 83399-83405.

     

     

Book chapters

Autori: E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Vomiero, G. Sberveglieri

Titolo del Capitolo 5:          Metal oxide nanowires chemical sensors

Titolo del Libro:         Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications

Ottobre 2009 ISBN: 1-58883-170-1

Publisher:        American Scientific Publishers

Autori: C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero, G. Sberveglieri

Titolo del Capitolo 17:        Transparent metal oxide semiconductors as gas sensors

Titolo del Libro:         Transparent electronics. From synthesis to applications

Publisher:          Wiley & Sons Ltd. (2010)

Autori: C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri

Titolo del Capitolo :  The Power of Nanomaterial Approaches in Gas Sensors

Titolo del Libro:         Solid State Gas Sensors: Industrial Application

Publisher:          Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Ottobre 2009 ISBN: 1-58883-170-1

DOI 10.1007/5346_2011_3,

M. Fleischer and M. Lehmann (eds.)

Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors