List of publication that (at least in part) has been made with the instrumentation of the Platform of Microscopy of Milano-Bicocca


  • Elisa Moschini, Graziano Colombo, Giuseppe Chirico, Giancarlo Capitani, Isabella Dalle-Donne, Paride Mantecca (2022). Surface bio-interactions stand at the base of the short-term nano CuO-induced cell oxidative stress: insights for a safe(r)-by-design approach. Research Square.
  • Alessandra Zerboni, Tommaso Rossi, Rossella Bengalli, Tiziano Catelani, Cristiana Rizzi, Marco Priola, Simone Casadei, Paride Mantecca (2022). Diesel exhaust particulate emissions and in vitro toxicity from Euro 3 and Euro 6 vehicles. Environmental Pollution, Volume 297, 15 March 2022, 118767.
  • Elisa Malinverno, Barbara Leoni, Paolo Galli (2022). Coccolithophore assemblages and a new species of Alisphaera from the Faafu Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Marine Micropaleontology, Volume 172, April 2022, 102110.
  • Stefano Zago, Mattia Bartoli, Mohsin Muhyuddin, Giovanni M.Vanacore, Pravin Jagdale, Alberto Tagliaferro, Carlo Santoro, Stefania Specchia (2022).  Electrochimica Acta, Volume 412, 20 April 2022, 140128.
  • Roberto Lorenzi, Nikita V.Golubev, Elena S.Ignat’eva, Vladimir N.Sigaev, Chiara Ferrara, Maurizio Acciarri, Giovanni Maria Vanacore, Alberto Palearia (2022). Defect-assisted photocatalytic activity of glass-embedded gallium oxide nanocrystals. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 608, Part 3, 15 February 2022, Pages 2830-2838.
  • Laura Borromeo, Sergio Andò, Danilo Bersani, Eduardo Garzanti, Paolo Gentile, Luciana Mantovani, Mario Tribaudino (2022). Detrital orthopyroxene as a tracer of geodynamic setting:: A Raman and SEM-EDS provenance study. Chemical Geology, Volume 596, 5 May 2022, 120809.
  • Lorenzo Mezzomo, Stefano Bonato, Silvia Mostoni, Barbara Di Credico, Roberto Scotti, Massimiliano D’Arienzo, Piercarlo Mustarelli, Riccardo Ruffo (2022). Composite solid-state electrolyte based on hybrid poly(ethylene glycol)-silica fillers enabling long-life lithium metal batteries. Electrochimica Acta, Volume 411, 10 April 2022, 140060.
  • Montemagni C. & Zanchetta S. (2022). Constraining kinematic and temporal evolution of a normal-sense shear zone: Insights into the Simplon Shear Zone (Western Alps). Journal of Structural Geology, 156, 104557,
  • Murri, M., Capitani, G., Fasoli, M., Monguzzi, A., Calloni, A., Bussetti, G., et al. (2022). Laboratory Simulation of Space Weathering on Silicate Surfaces in the Water Environment. ACS EARTH AND SPACE CHEMISTRY, 6(1 (20 January 2022)), 197-206,


  • F. Vergani, L. Galimberti, N. M. Marian, G. Giorgetti, C. Viti & G. C. Capitani (2021) Thermal decomposition of cement–asbestos at 1100 °C: how much “safe” is “safe”?. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management (2021).
  • Capitani G, Compagnoni R, Cossio R, Botta S, Mellini M (2021) The intracrystalline microstructure of Monte Fico lizardite, by optics, μ-Raman spectroscopy and TEM. Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 425–432, 2021
  • Pacella, A., Ballirano, P., Fantauzzi, M. et al. (2021) Surface and bulk modifications of amphibole asbestos in mimicked gamble’s solution at acidic PH. Sci Rep 11, 14249 (2021).
  • Capitani G, Papa G, Pellecchia M, Negri I (2021) Disentangling multiple PM emission sources in the Po Valley (Italy) using honey bees. Heliyon, 7 (2021) e06194,
  • Riccardo Ladiè, Cesare Cosentino, Irene Tagliaro, Carlo Antonini, Giulio Bianchini, Sabrina Bertini (2021). Supramolecular Structuring of Hyaluronan-Lactose-Modified Chitosan Matrix: Towards High-Performance Biopolymers with Excellent Biodegradation. Biomolecules 2021, 11(3), 389;
  • Giovanni Baccolo, Barbara Delmonte, P B Niles, Giannantonio Cibin, Elena Di Stefano, Dariush Hampai, Lindsay Keller, Valter Maggi, Augusto Marcelli, Joseph Michalski, Christopher Snead, Massimo Frezzotti (2021). Jarosite formation in deep Antarctic ice provides a window into acidic, water-limited weathering on Mars. Nat Commun. 2021 Jan 19;12(1):436. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20705-z.
  • Valentina Alice Bracchi, Giulia Piazza, and Daniela Basso (2021). A stable ultrastructural pattern despite variable cell size in Lithothamnion corallioides. Biogeosciences, 18, 6061–6076, 2021.
  • Giulia Piazza, Cecile Valsecchi, Gabriele Sottocornola (2021). Deep Learning Applied to SEM Images for Supporting Marine Coralline Algae Classification. Diversity 2021, 13(12), 640;
  • Chiara Ferrara, Antonio Gentile, Stefano Marchionna, Irene Quinzeni, Martina Fracchia, Paolo Ghigna, Simone Pollastri, Clemens Ritter, Giovanni Maria Vanacore, Riccardo Ruffo (2021). The Missing Piece: The Structure of the Ti 3 C 2 T x MXene and Its Behavior as Negative Electrode in Sodium Ion Batteries. Nano Lett. 2021 Oct 13;21(19):8290-8297. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02809.
  • Nicolò Pianta, Davide Locatelli & Riccardo Ruffo (2021). Cycling properties of Na3V2(PO4)2F3 as positive material for sodium-ion batteries. Ionics 27, 1853–1860 (2021).
  • Patrizia Bonfanti, Anita Colombo, Melissa Saibene, Giulia Motta, Francesco Saliu, Tiziano Catelani, Dora Mehn, Rita La Spina, Jessica Ponti, Claudia Cella, Pamela Floris, Paride Mantecca (2021). Microplastics from miscellaneous plastic wastes: Physico-chemical characterization and impact on fish and amphibian development. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. Volume 225, 1 December 2021, 112775.
  • Rossella Bengalli, Luisa Fiandra, Claudia Vineis, Diego Omar Sanchez-Ramirez, Nuno G. Azoia, Alessio Varesano and Paride Mantecca (2021). Safety Assessment of Polypyrrole Nanoparticles and Spray-Coated Textiles. Nanomaterials 2021, 11(8), 1991;
  • Alessandra Zerboni, Rossella Bengalli, Luisa Fiandra, Tiziano Catelani, Paride Mantecca (2021). Cellular Mechanisms Involved in the Combined Toxic Effects of Diesel Exhaust and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. Nanomaterials 2021, 11(6), 1437;
  • Pamela Floris, Stefania Garbujo, Gabriele Rolla, Marco Giustra, Lucia Salvioni, Tiziano Catelani, Miriam Colombo, Paride Mantecca and Luisa Fiandra (2021). The Role of Polymeric Coatings for a Safe-by-Design Development of Biomedical Gold Nanoparticles Assessed in Zebrafish Embryo. Nanomaterials 2021, 11(4), 1004;
  • Jacopo Perego, Silvia Bracco, Angiolina Comotti, Daniele Piga, Irene Bassanetti, Piero Sozzani (2021). Anionic Polymerization in Porous Organic Frameworks: A Strategy to Fabricate Anchored Polymers and Copolymers. Angewandte Chemie, Volume60, Issue11, March 8, 2021, Pages 6117-6123.
  • J. Perego, I. Villa, A. Pedrini, E. C. Padovani, R. Crapanzano, A. Vedda, C. Dujardin, Charl X. Bezuidenhout, S. Bracco, P. E. Sozzani, A. Comotti, L. Gironi, M. Beretta, M. Salomoni, N. Kratochwil, S. Gundacker, E. Auffray, F. Meinardi & A. Monguzzi (2021). Composite fast scintillators based on high-Z fluorescent metal–organic framework nanocrystals. Nat. Photonics 15, 393–400 (2021).
  • Diletta Ami, Barbara Sciandrone, Paolo Mereghetti, Jacopo Falvo, Tiziano Catelani, Cristina Visentin, Paolo Tortora, Salvador Ventura, Antonino Natalello, Maria Elena Regonesi (2021) Pathological ATX3 Expression Induces Cell Perturbations in E. coli as Revealed by Biochemical and Biophysical Investigations. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jan 19;22(2):943. doi: 10.3390/ijms22020943.
  • Pellegrino, L., Menegon, L., Zanchetta, S., Langenhorst, F., Pollok, K., Tumiati, S., & Malaspina, N. (2021). Reaction-induced mantle weakening at high-pressure conditions: An example from garnet pyroxenites of Ulten Zone (Eastern Alps, N Italy). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2021JB022584.
  • Papa, G., Capitani, G., Pellecchia, M., & Negri, I. (2021). Particulate Matter Contamination of Bee Pollen in an Industrial Area of the Po Valley (Italy). APPLIED SCIENCES, 11(23).


  • Papa G, Capitani GC, Capri E, Pellecchia M, Negri I (2020) Vehicle-derived ultrafine particulate contaminating bees and bee products. Sci Total Enviro, 750:141700. https://doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141700.
  • Capitani GC (2020) Synchysite-(Ce) from Cinquevalli (Trento, Italy): Stacking Disorder and the Polytypism of (Ca,REE)-Fluorcarbonates. Minerals, 10(1), 77. https://doi:10.3390/min10010077.
  • M.Tribbia, N.Pianta, G.Brugnetti, R.Lorenzi, R.Ruffo (2020) A new double layer super-capacitor made by free-standing activated carbon membranes and highly concentrated potassium acetate solutions. Electrochimica Acta, Volume 364, 20 December 2020, 137323.
  • Antonio Gentile, Chiara Ferrara, Sergio Tosoni, Marcella Balordi, Stefano Marchionna, Federico Cernuschi, Min-Ho Kim, Hyun-Wook Lee, Riccardo Ruffo (2020) Enhanced Functional Properties of Ti3C2Tx MXenes as Negative Electrodes in Sodium-Ion Batteries by Chemical Tuning. small methods, Volume4, Issue9, September 11, 2020, 2000314.
  • Gabriele Brugnetti, Dr. Michele Fiore, Dr. Roberto Lorenzi, Prof. Alberto Paleari, Dr. Chiara Ferrara, Prof. Riccardo Ruffo (2020) FeTiO3 as Anode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries: from Morphology Control to Decomposition. ChemElectroChem, Volume7, Issue7, April 1, 2020, Pages 1713-1722.
  • Francesco Colombo, Simone Bonizzoni, Chiara Ferrara, Roberto Simonutti, Michele Mauri, Marisa Falco, Claudio Gerbaldi, Piercarlo Mustarelli and Riccardo Ruffo (2020) Polymer-in-Ceramic Nanocomposite Solid Electrolyte for Lithium Metal Batteries Encompassing PEO-Grafted TiO2 Nanocrystals. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Volume 167, Number 7. DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ab7c72
  • Simone Montano, Davide Maggioni, Giulia Liguori, Roberto Arrigoni, Michael L. Berumen, Davide Seveso, Paolo Galli, Bert W. Hoeksema (2020) Morpho-molecular traits of Indo-Pacific and Caribbean Halofolliculina ciliate infections. Coral Reefs, 39(2), 375–386.
  • Simone Montano, James D. Reimer, Viatcheslav N. Ivanenko, Jaaziel E. García-Hernández, Godfried W.N.M. van Moorsel, Paolo Galli and Bert W. Hoeksema (2020) Widespread Occurrence of a Rarely Known Association between the Hydrocorals Stylaster roseus and Millepora alcicornis at Bonaire, Southern Caribbean. Diversity 2020, 12(6), 218;
  • Davide Maggioni, Andrea Schiavo, Andrew N.Ostrovsky, Davide Seveso, Paolo Galli, Roberto Arrigoni, Michael L.Berumen, Francesca Benzoni, Simone Montano (2020) Cryptic species and host specificity in the bryozoan-associated hydrozoan Zanclea divergens (Hydrozoa, Zancleidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 151, October 2020, 106893.
  • Sofia Magli, Giulia Beatrice Rossi, Giulia Risi, Sabrina Bertini, Cesare Cosentino, Luca Crippa, Elisa Ballarini, Guido Cavaletti, Laura Piazza, Elisa Masseroni, Francesco Nicotra and Laura Russo (2020) Design and Synthesis of Chitosan—Gelatin Hybrid Hydrogels for 3D Printable in vitro Models. Front. Chem., 14 July 2020.
  • Alessia Bertero, Graziano Colombo, Cristina Cortinovis, Virginia Bassi, Elisa Moschini, Nicholas Bellitto, Maria Chiara Perego, Marco Albonico, Emanuela Astori, Isabella Dalle-Donne, Aharon Gedanken, Ilana Perelshtein, Paride Mantecca, Francesca Caloni (2020) In vitro copper oxide nanoparticle toxicity on intestinal barrier. Applied Toxicology, Volume41, Issue2, February 2021, Pages 291-302.
  • Patrizia Bonfanti, Anita Colombo, Melissa Saibene, Luisa Fiandra, Ilaria Armenia, Federica Gamberoni, Rosalba Gornati, Giovanni Bernardini & Paride Mantecca (2020) Iron nanoparticle bio-interactions evaluated in Xenopus laevis embryos, a model for studying the safety of ingested nanoparticles. Nanotoxicology. 2020 Mar;14(2):196-213. doi: 10.1080/17435390.2019.1685695.
  • J. Perego, C. X. Bezuidenhout, A. Pedrini, S. Bracco, M. Negroni, A. Comotti and P. Sozzani (2020) Reorientable fluorinated aryl rings in triangular channel Fe-MOFs: an investigation on CO2–matrix interactions. Journal of Materials Chemistry A., 2020,8, 11406-11413.
  • Jacopo Perego, Silvia Bracco, Mattia Negroni, Charl X Bezuidenhout, Giacomo Prando, Pietro Carretta, Angiolina Comotti, Piero Sozzani (2020) Fast motion of molecular rotors in metal-organic framework struts at very low temperatures. Nat Chem. 2020 Sep;12(9):845-851. doi: 10.1038/s41557-020-0495-3.
  • Sara Marchetti, Salwa K Hassan, Waleed H Shetaya, Asmaa El-Mekawy, Elham F Mohamed, Atef M F Mohammed, Ahmed A El-Abssawy, Rossella Bengalli, Anita Colombo, Maurizio Gualtieri, Paride Mantecca (2019) Seasonal Variation in the Biological Effects of PM 2.5 from Greater Cairo. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Oct 9;20(20):4970. doi: 10.3390/ijms20204970.
  • Amirbahador Zeynali, Mario Marini, Giuseppe Chirico, Margaux Bouzin, Mykola Borzenkov, Laura Sironi, Laura D’Alfonso, Piersandro Pallavicini, Valeria Cassina, Francesco Mantegazza, Francesca Granucci, Laura Marongiu, Dario Polli, Alejandro De la Cadena, Maddalena Collini (2020) Multiphoton Fabrication of Proteinaceous Nanocomposite Microstructures with Photothermal Activity in the Infrared. Advanced Optical Materials, Volume8, Issue13, July 6, 2020, 2000584.


  • Della Ventura G, Capitelli F, Capitani GC, Ventruti G, Monno A (2019) X-ray Structure Refinement and Vibrational Spectroscopy of Metavauxite FeAl2(PO4)2(OH)28H2O. Crystals, 9(6), 297.
  • Di Iorio E, Colombo C, Cheng Z, Ventruti G, Capitani GC, Angelico R (2019) Characterization of magnetite nanoparticles synthetized from Fe(II)/nitrate solutions for arsenic removal from water. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7(2), 102986.
  • Capitani GC (2019): HRTEM investigation of bastnäsite-parisite intergrowths from Mount Malosa (Malawi): ordered sequences, polysomatic faults, polytypic disorder, and a new parisite-(Ce) polymorph. Eur J Mineral, 31(3), 429-442.
  • Sandra Ricci, Rossana Sanfilippo, Daniela Basso, Carlotta Sacco Perasso, Federica Antonelli & Antonietta Rosso (2019). Benthic Community Formation Processes of the Antikythera Shipwreck Statues Preserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens (Greece). Journal of Maritime Archaeology volume 14, pages 81–106 (2019).
  • Laura Pezzolesi, Viviana Peña, Line Le Gall, Paul W. Gabrielson, Sara Kaleb, Jeffery R. Hughey, Graziella Rodondi, Jazmin J. Hernandez-Kantun, Annalisa Falace, Daniela Basso, Carlo Cerrano, Fabio Rindi (2019). Mediterranean Lithophyllum stictiforme (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) is a genetically diverse species complex: implications for species circumscription, biogeography and conservation of coralligenous habitats. Journal of Phycology, Volume 55, Issue 2 p. 473-492.
  • Valentina Alice Bracchi, Lorenzo Angeletti, Fabio Marchese, Marco Taviani, Frine Cardone, Irka Hajdas, Valentina Grande, Mariacristina Prampolini, Annalisa Caragnano, Cesare Corselli, Daniela Basso (2019). A RESILIENT DEEP-WATER RHODOLITH BED OFF THE EGADI ARCHIPELAGO (MEDITERRANEAN SEA) AND ITS ACTUOPALEONTOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE. AMQ (Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary), Vol. 32 No. 2 (2019).
  • Valentina Alice Bracchi, Daniela Basso, Alessandra Savini, Cesare Corselli (2019). Algal reefs (Coralligenous) from glacial stages: Origin and nature of a submerged tabular relief (Hyblean Plateau, Italy). Marine Geology, Volume 411, May 2019, Pages 119-132.
  • Claudio Greco, Ugo Cosentino, Demetrio Pitea, Giorgio Moro, Saveria Santangelo, Salvatore Patanè, Massimiliano D’Arienzo, Michele Fiore, Franca Morazzoni, Riccardo Ruffo (2019). Role of the carbon defects in the catalytic oxygen reduction by graphite nanoparticles: a spectromagnetic, electrochemical and computational integrated approach. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2019 Mar 13;21(11):6021-6032. doi: 10.1039/c8cp07023g.
  • Federica Manca, Stefania Puce, Annalisa Caragnano, Davide Maggioni, Daniela Pica, Davide Seveso, Paolo Galli, Simone Montano (2019) Symbiont footprints highlight the diversity of scleractinian-associated Zanclea hydrozoans (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) Volume48, Issue3, May 2019, Pages 399-410.
  • Alessandra Zerboni, Rossella Bengalli, Giulia Baeri, Luisa Fiandra, Tiziano Catelani, Paride Mantecca (2019) Mixture Effects of Diesel Exhaust and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Human Lung A549 Cells. Nanomaterials (Basel). 2019 Sep 11;9(9):1302. doi: 10.3390/nano9091302.
  • Sara Marchetti, Eleonora Longhin, Rossella Bengalli, Pasquale Avino, Luca Stabile, Giorgio Buonanno, Anita Colombo, Marina Camatini, Paride Mantecca (2019) In vitro lung toxicity of indoor PM10 from a stove fueled with different biomasses. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 649, 1 February 2019, Pages 1422-1433.
  • Jacopo Perego, Jacopo Pedrini, Charl X Bezuidenhout, Piero E Sozzani, Francesco Meinardi, Silvia Bracco, Angiolina Comotti, Angelo Monguzzi (2019) Engineering Porous Emitting Framework Nanoparticles with Integrated Sensitizers for Low-Power Photon Upconversion by Triplet Fusion. Adv Mater. 2019 Oct;31(40):e1903309. doi: 10.1002/adma.201903309.
  • A Comotti, F Castiglioni, S Bracco, J Perego, A Pedrini, M Negroni, P Sozzani (2019) Fluorinated porous organic frameworks for improved CO 2 and CH 4 capture. Chem Commun (Camb). 2019 Aug 7;55(61):8999-9002. doi: 10.1039/c9cc03248g.


  • Capitani GC, Ventruti G (2018) Ni-serpentine nanoflakes in the garnierite ore from Campello Monti (Strona Valley, Italy): Népouite with some pecoraite outlines and the processing of Ni-containing ore bodies. American Mineralogist, 103(4): 629-644, DOI: 2138/am-2018-6229.
  • Capitani GC, Mugnaioli E, Gentile P (2018) Submicrometer yttrian zircon coating and arborescent aeschynite microcrystals on truncated bipyramidal anatase: An electron microscopy study of miarolitic cavities in the Cuasso al Monte granophyre (Varese, Italy), American Mineralogist, 103(3): 480-488, DOI: 2138/am-2018-6242.
  • J Perego, D Piga, S Bracco, P Sozzani (2018). A ComottiExpandable porous organic frameworks with built-in amino and hydroxyl functions for CO 2 and CH 4 capture. Chem Commun (Camb). 2018 Aug 16;54(67):9321-9324. doi: 10.1039/c8cc03951h.
  • Elisabetta Galbiati, Svetlana Avvakumova, Alessandra La Rocca, Maria Pozzi, Silvia Messali, Paola Magnaghi, Miriam Colombo, Davide Prosperi, Paolo Tortora (2018) A fast and straightforward procedure for vault nanoparticle purification and the characterization of its endocytic uptake. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – General Subjects, Volume 1862, Issue 10, October 2018, Pages 2254-2260.


  • Capitani GC (2017) Complex exsolution microstructures in ilmenite-pyrophanite from the Garnet Codera dike pegmatite (Central Italian Alps): An electron microscopy investigation. Min Mag, 81(5), 1087-1104. DOI: 1180/minmag.2016.080.154.
  • Anita Colombo, Melissa Saibene, Elisa Moschini, Patrizia Bonfanti, Maddalena Collini, Kaja Kasemets & Paride Mantecca (2017). Teratogenic hazard of BPEI-coated silver nanoparticles to Xenopus laevis. Nanotoxicology. 2017 Apr;11(3):405-418. doi: 10.1080/17435390.2017.1309703.
  • Laura Borromeo, Udo Zimmermann, Sergio Andò, Giovanni Coletti, Danilo Bersani, Daniela Basso, Paolo Gentile, Bernhard Schulz, Eduardo Garzanti (2017). Raman spectroscopy as a tool for magnesium estimation in Mg-calcite. Journal of RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, Volume48, Issue7, July 2017, Pages 983-992.
  • Federica Cerino, Elisa Malinverno, Daniela Fornasaro, Martina Kral, MarinaCabrini (2017). Coccolithophore diversity and dynamics at a coastal site in the Gulf of Trieste (northern Adriatic Sea). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Volume 196, 5 September 2017, Pages 331-345.