Research activity in evidence

  • Characterization of ultrashort electric pulses for the control of biological processes
    The application of sufficiently intense and relatively short pulsed electric fields to mammalian cells, is capable of inducing a significant increase of plasma membrane permeability to ions and macromolecules normally not permeant (electroporation). In particular, pulsed electric fields (PEFs) of field amplitude up to kV/m and duration in the millisecond…
  • Mircowave and terahertz sensors
    The measurements of the dielectric properties of materials are subject of numerous studies due to their implications in various application fields. The ability to monitor non-destructively and in real-time the response of materials to electromagnetic fields at microwave and terahertz frequencies provides useful information about various physical and chemical parameters…
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Application in evidence

  • Coastal monitoring
    The sea state monitoring systems mounted in coastal zones allow us to estimate the physical parameters involved in those phenomena occurring in a coastal environment, as the erosion and the instability caused by both natural (e.g., the action of the coastal currents and waves) and anthropogenic factors (e.g., maritime works…
  • Evaluation of cytotoxicity of nanoparticles
    Using nanoparticles offers great potentiality and perspectives in novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Despite the rapid progress and initial acceptance of nanobiotechnology, adverse effects on human health due to exposure to various concentrations of nanoscale materials have not yet been established. Materials in the nanometer range can exhibit physico-chemical characteristics…
Other applications

News

  • NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016 in Napoli
      Naples is again among the 158 cities of the world in which the fifth International Space Apps Challenge, the big event sponsored by NASA, which will take place on April 23 and 24 at the Faculty of Engineering in Via Nuova Agnano 11. Thanks to the organization supported by IREA, Department…
  • In the archaeological site of Pompeii the school "Geophysics and Remote Sensing for Archaeology"
    In the fascinating setting of Pompeii archaeological area, the school "Geophysics and Remote Sensing for Archaeology" will be held from 9 to 13 May 2016. The course is organised by two Institutes of the National Research Council of Italy, i.e. CNR-IBAM and CNR-IREA, and Soprintendenza Speciale Beni Archeologici Pompei, Ercolano…
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Science and society

  • Science and society
    Living in a healty and safe environment with less risks for man and the planet is commonly recognized as important. It is also a goal for all those who are encharged of administrating a territory and assuring a good standard of life to citizens. For a research institute like IREA…
  • Solidarity and support to Città della Scienza
    Citta' della Scienza in Naples, the Italian main interactive Science Centre, visited each year by about 350 000 people, example of an innovative and successful dissemination of scientific culture in Italy and in the world, has been almost completely destroyed by a huge fire that in a few hours has…
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