Building integrated photovoltaics: the future is...
An Italian research team including researchers from the Istituto di struttura della materia (Ism) of Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche in Rome, the... More detail
Polymers beyond graphene
In an article published in Nature Materials, an Italian-Canadian team involving the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Center Energie,... More detail
Significant awards
Significant awards & other results of ISM staff More detail
Dottorato honoris causa dott. Dino Fiorani
On January 31, 2020 Dr. Dino Fiorani, researcher Emeritus of the CNR, was awarded the Doctorate Honoris Causa of the University of Uppsala (Faculty... More detail

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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be discovered" - Carl Sagan


It is a pleasure for me to welcome you at the Institute of Structure of Matter of the National Research Council (ISM-CNR).

The institute, founded at the beginning of the ’80s, has a long tradition in material characterization ranging from common lab investigation to large scale facilities such as synchrotrons. The competences of the institute have been subsequently enriched with material synthesis and deposition capabilities as...Read more

Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)

The European Union's “KETs Skills Initiative” of Horizon 2020 has identified six enabling technologies which, having a wide range of applications, have enormous potential to foster economic development.

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Area di Ricerca Roma 2

Tor Vergata - ROMA

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Area di Ricerca Roma 1

Monterotondo - ROMA

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Area di Ricerca Potenza

Tito Scalo (Pz)

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Elettra Sincrotrone


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