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In the following, the experiments for 2014 are shown. For more details, please refer to the experiments' webpage, on the CSN5, available at the following link:






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Principal Investigator: Pinto Innocenzo

Participating: Castaldi Giuseppe, Castellano Dario, Galdi Vincenzo, Pierro Vincenzo, Pinto Innocenzo, Moccia Massimo, Principe Maria, Savoia Silvio

Modeling, design and characterization of amorphous glassy oxide mixtures (co-sputtered and/or layered) for very high reflectivity/very low noise mirrors





Principal Investigator: Izzo Vincenzo

Participating:Aloisio Alberto, Cavaliere Sergio, Giordano Raffaele, Izzo Vincenzo, Mastroianni Stefano

Objective of the research project is the study and the implementation of all-digital PLL (Phase Locked Loop) and CDR (Clock Data Recovery) devices.
The objective will be reached via the development and the prototyping of the all-digital architectures in FPGA and a further implementation in ASIC.

The development and the implementation of all-digital PLL and CDR devices will open, as a consequence, the possibility to design robust devices against Single Event Upset (SEU) and, thus, more reliable and fit for the deployment in radiation environment. Choosing a specific technology process could guarantee a good robustness against total ionizing dose effects (TID). Moreover, all-digital PLL could enhance the knowledge for the design of FPGA-based serial links at Gb/s, which could be cost effective and radiation-tolerant.



Principal Investigator: Paternoster Giovanni

Participating:Campajola Luigi, Paternoster Giovanni


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Principal Investigator: Manti Lorenzo

Participating: Campajola Luigi, Grossi Gianfranco, Manti Lorenzo, Perozziello Francesca Margaret

Within the experimental project ELIMED (MEDical applications at ELI-Beamlines), the activity of Naples Section will focus the dosimetric characteristics and the radiobiological properties exhibited by proton beams generated because of the interaction between opportune target materials and ultra-short (10-15 fs) and very high-intensity (1020 W/cm2) laser beams. The main objective of the project is to set up a system able to control, monitor and transport such beams for their medical applications.

Naples Section has the task to answer the question as to whether beams with such physical peculiarities in terms of fluece and temporal structure (~109÷1010 proton bunches per 1.0÷0.1 ns pulses) are more, less or as effective as protons conventionally accelerated (i.e. continuous beams at much lower dose rates).

In order to investigate the biological effects of pulsed proton beams at very high dose rates, irradiations will be performed using both “conventionally” accelerated particles at the cyclotron and the Tandem accelerators at LNS-Catania (having characteristics similar to those of the proper laser-driven means), as well as at foreign facilities where such beams are actually produced although by lasers with a much lower intensity than that needed in hadrontherapy, i.e. with peak energies of about 20 MeV.




Principal Investigator: Masullo Maria Rosaria

Participating:Fedele Renato, Galluccio Francesca, Masullo Maria Rosaria, Vaccaro Vittorio Giorgio


Principal Investigator: Massa Rita

Participating:Massa Rita, Quarto Maria, Scarfi Maria Rosaria, Zeni Olga


The project involves the collaboration between the INFN units of Trieste, Pavia, Bologna, Naples, and researchers of CNR-IREA (Na). The experiments are devoted to the study of the mechanisms of action of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation in healthy tissue and tumors. In particular, we are considering the effects of ionizing radiation (high and low doses) on the dynamics of cell differentiation and inflammatory processes in tumor and healthy tissues, as well as the protective effects of non-ionizing radiation (adaptive response) against chemotherapy and ionizing radiation in cancer cells and healthy cells.



Principal Investigator: Palladino Vittorio

Participating: Palladino Vittorio


Principal Investigator: Aramo Carla

Participating:Ambrosio Antonio, Ambrosio Michelangelo, Aramo Carla, Bonavolonta' Carmela, De Lisio Corrado, Guarino Fausto, Lettieri Stefano, Maddalena Pasqualino, Valentino Massimo


Principal Investigator: Pugliese Mariagabriella

Participating:Balzano Emilio, Loffredo Filomena, Pugliese Mariagabriella, Quarto Maria, Roca Vincenzo, Sabbarese Carlo, Testa Italo


The Radiolab project, lasting three years (2013-2016), involves, in addition to the section of Naples, the laboratories LNS of Catania, Trieste, Turin, Milan and Cagliari. The project's objective is to provide to INFN a tool to be used at the institutional level for scientific communication on issues of environmental radioactivity. Its originality lies in the way you do science communication working on the link between research, teaching and dissemination. The schools involved from the section of Naples for implementation of the project are:

 - Liceo Scientifico Statale “G. Salvemini”, Sorrento
 - Liceo Artistico – Istituto Statale D’Arte “F. Grandi”, Sorrento
 - Istituto Tecnico Nautico “N. Bixio”, Piano di Sorrento
 - Liceo Scientifico Statale, Ischia

The project includes experimental activities as the measurements of the radon concentration in selected environments of the institutions involved through the use of passive detectors LR-115, in which the students participate actively, and activities, such as educational seminars on natural radioactivity and in particular on the radon, addressed to all the students of the schools involved in the project and educational visits at the Laboratory of Radioactivity and other laboratories of the Department of Physics, University of Naples Federico II.
Finally, small groups of students (one class per school) will be identified with whom it can be possible to experiment an educational multi-disciplinary trail, involving teachers in disciplines such as physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry.




Principal Investigator: Fedele Renato

Participating:Akhter Tahmina, De Angelis Umberto, De Nicola Sergio, Fedele Renato, Mannan Abdul, Tanjia Fatema


Principal Investigator: Fedele Renato

Participating:Akhter Tahmina, De Angelis Umberto, De Nicola Sergio, Fedele Renato, Fiore Gaetano, Mannan Abdul, Romoli Mauro, Tanjia Fatema




Principal Investigator: Mettivier Giovanni

Principal Investigator:Mettivier Giovanni, Orientale Antonio, Russo Paolo



The objective of SYRMA-CT is to maintain the Italian leadership in the field of phase contrast mammography by extending the clinical program of the SYRMEP line to the tomography of the breast in order to obtain phase CT images that are not observable with current CBBCT systems. In order to enable the achievement of objectives in a short time and with high probability of success, all the excellent skills gained in the context of INFN CSN5 activities are in this project.

Critical to the success of the project will be the dosimetric optimization of the system that implies a suitable choice of the energy (in the range 20-38 keV), of the detector spatial resolution (in the range of 50-200 micron), and of the geometry and the parameters of the tomographic acquisition. In this field, the skills accumulated in the previous projects of cone-beam CT groups Naples and Bologna will be widely used



Principal Investigator: Gatto Corrado

Participating:Di Giulio Massimo, Gatto Corrado, Licciulli Antonio Alessandro, Manno Daniela Erminia, Mazzacane Anna, Montorsi Monia, Pasquali Luca, Serra Antonio, Siligardi Cristina


Principal Investigator: Barbarino Giancarlo

Participating:Barbarino Giancarlo, Barbato Felicia Carla Tiziana, Campajola Luigi, De Asmundis Riccardo, Migliozzi Pasquale, Rossi Biagio, Vivolo Daniele



Principal Investigator: Aloisio Alberto

Participating:Aloisio Alberto, Izzo Vincenzo, Mastroianni Stefano


Principal Investigator: Saracino Giulio

Participating:Ambrosino Fabio, Cimmino Luigi, Grieco Giovanni, Mattone Cristina, Moroni Marilena, Saracino Giulio, Strolin Paolo