Soft Matter and Glasses

List of publications



(Last update: 15/07/2017)


S. Mattana, M. Alunni Cardinali, S. Caponi, D. Casagrande Pierantoni, L. Corte, L. Roscini, G. Cardinali, D. Fioretto, High-contrast Brillouin and Raman micro-spectroscopy for simultaneous mechanical and chemical investigation of microbial biofilms Biophysical Chemistry, in press.
F. Scarponi, S. Mattana, S. Corezzi, S. Caponi, L. Comez, P. Sassi, A. Morresi, M. Paolantoni, L. Urbanelli, C. Emiliani, L.Roscini, L.Corte, G. Cardinali, F. Palombo, J. R. Sandercock, and D. Fioretto High-performance versatile setup for simultaneous Brillouin-Raman micro-spectroscopy, Physical Review X, in press. (arXiv:1702.06707). S. Mattana, S. Caponi, F. Tamagnini, D. Fioretto, and F. Palombo, Viscoelasticity of amyloid plaques in transgenic mouse brain studied by Brillouin microspectroscopy and correlative Raman analysis, J. Innov. Opt. Health Sci., 23, 1742001 (2017).  (PDF)


S.Caponi, S. Mattana, M. Ricci, K. Sagini, L. J. Juarez-Hernandez, A. M. Jimenez-Garduno, N. Cornela, L. Pasquardini, L. Urbanelli, P. Sassi, A. Morresi, C. Emiliani, D. Fioretto, M. Dalla Serra, C. Pederzolli, S. Iannotta, P. Macchi, C. Musio A multidisciplinary approach to study the functional properties of neuron-like cell models constituting a living bio-hybrid system: SH-SY5Y cells adhering to PANI substrate, AIP advances 6, 111303 (2016). DOI: 10.1063/1.4966587 (PDF)  

R. S. Edginton, S. Mattana, S. Caponi, D. Fioretto, E. Green, C. P. Winlove, F. Palombo, Preparation of Extracellular Matrix Protein Fibers for Brillouin Spectroscopy, JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS, 115, e54648 (2016). DOI: 10.3791/54648 (PDF)

J. Fernandez-Castanon, F. Bomboi, L. Rovigatti, M. Zanatta, A. Paciaroni, L. Comez, L. Porcar, C. J. Jafta, G. C. Fadda, T. Bellini, F. Sciortino Small-angle neutron scattering and molecular dynamics structural study of gelling DNA nanostars, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 145, 084910 (2016). DOI: 10.1063/1.4961398 (PDF)
F. Palombo, M. Madami, D. Fioretto, J. Nallala, H. Barr, A. David, N. Stone, Chemico-mechanical imaging of Barrett's oesophagus JOURNAL OF BIOPHOTONICS, 9 694 (2016).  DOI: 10.1002/jbio.201600038 (PDF)
L. Comez, M. Paolantoni, S. Corezzi, L. Lupi, P. Sassi, A. Morresi, D. Fioretto  Aqueous solvation of amphiphilic molecules by extended depolarized light scattering: the case of trimethylamine-N-oxide, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 18,  8881 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/c5cp04357c (PDF)

L. Comez, M. Paolantoni, P. Sassi, S. Corezzi, A. Morresi, and D. Fioretto Molecular properties of aqueous solutions: a focus on the collective dynamics of hydration waterSOFT MATTER, 12 5501 (2016).  DOI: 10.1039/c5sm03119b (PDF)
A. Giugliarelli, P. Sassi, L. Urbanelli, M. Paolantoni, S. Caponi, M. Ricci, C. Emiliani, D. Fioretto, A. Morresi
Cryopreservation of cells: FT-IR monitoring of lipid membrane at freeze-thaw cycles, BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 208, 34 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.bpc.2015.08.001 (PDF)
Leon J. Juarez-Hernandez, N. Comella, L. Pasquardini, S. Battistoni, L. Vidalino, L. Vanzetti, S. Caponi, M. Dalla Serra, S. Iannotta, C. Pederzolli, P. Macchi, C. Musio,  Bio-hybrid interfaces to study neuromorphic functionalities: New multidisciplinary evidences of cell viability on poly(anyline) (PANI), a semiconductor polymer with memristive properties, BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 208, 40 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.bpc.2015.07.008 (PDF)

S. Caponi, S. Mattana, M. Ricci, K. Sagini, L. Urbanelli, P. Sassi, A. Morresi, C. Emiliani, M. Dalla Serra, S. Iannotta, C. Musio, D. Fioretto,  Raman micro-spectroscopy study of living SH-SY5Y cells adhering on different substrates, BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 208, 48 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.bpc.2015.07.009 (PDF)


L. Comez, M. Paoantoni, L. Lupi, P. Sassi, S. Corezzi, A. Morresi, D. Fioretto  Hydrophobic Hydration in Water-tert-Butyl Alcohol Solutions by Extended Depolarized Light Scattering JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B  119, 9236 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/jp509854a (PDF)
P. Sassi, S. Caponi, M. Ricci, A. Morresi, H. Oldenhof, W. F. Wolkers, D. Fioretto Infrared versus light scattering techniques to monitor the gel to liquid crystal phase transition in lipid membranes JOURNAL OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY 46, 644 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4702 (PDF)

S. Perticaroli, D. Russo, M. Paolantoni, M. A. Gonzalez, P. Sassi, J. D. Nickels, G. Ehlers, L. Comez, E. Pellegrini, D. Fioretto, A. Morresi Painting biological low-frequency vibrational modes from small peptides to proteins PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS 17, 11423 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/c4cp05388e (PDF)

F. Sebastiani, M. Longo, A. Orecchini, L. Comez, A. De Francesco, M. Muthmann, S. C. M. Teixeira, C. Petrillo, F. Sacchetti, A. Paciaroni, Hydration-dependent dynamics of human telomeric oligonucleotides in the picosecond timescale: A neutron scattering study JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 143, 015102 (2015). DOI: 10.1063/1.4923213 (PDF)

S. Perticaroli, L. Comez, P. Sassi, M. Paolantoni, S. Corezzi, S. Caponi, A Morresi, D Fioretto Hydration and aggregation of lysozyme by extended frequency range depolarized light scattering Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 407, 472-477 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2014.07.017 (PDF)

I. Mereu, A. Liotta, L. Comez, S. Corezzi On the interplay between the slowdown of dynamics and the kinetics of aggregation: The case study of a reactive binary mixture JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 142, 154905 (2015). DOI: 10.1063/1.4918743 (PDF)


F. Palombo, M. Madami, N. Stone, D. Fioretto, Mechanical mapping with chemical specificity by confocal Brillouin and Raman microscopy, ANALYST 139, 729-733 (2014). (PDF)
D. R. Martin, D. Fioretto, D. V. Matyushov, Depolarized light scattering and dielectric response of a peptide dissolved in water, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 035101 (2014). (PDF)  

L. Comez, S. Perticaroli, M. Paolantoni, P. Sassi, S. Corezzi, A. Morresi, D. Fioretto Concentration dependence of hydration water in a model peptide, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16, 12433-12440 (2014). (PDF)
S. Corezzi, P. Sassi, M. Paolantoni, L. Comez, A. Morresi, D. Fioretto, Hydration and rotational diffusion of levoglucosan in aqueous solutions, The Journal of Chemical Physics 140 (18), 184505 (2014). (PDF)

G. Carini Jr, G. Carini, G. D'Angelo, D. Fioretto, G. Tripodo, Identification of relaxing structural defects in densified B2O3 glasses, Physical Review B 90 (14), 140204 (2014). (PDF)

F. Palombo, C.P. Winlove, R.S. Edginton, E. Green, N. Stone, S. Caponi, M. Madami, D. Fioretto, Biomechanics of fibrous proteins of the extracellular matrix studied by Brillouin scattering Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11 (101), 20140739 (2014). (PDF)

A. Battistoni, F. Bencivenga, D. Fioretto, C. Masciovecchio, Practical way to avoid spurious geometrical contributions in Brillouin light scattering experiments at variable scattering angles, Optics letters 39, 5858-5861 (2014). (PDF)

S. Caponi, S. Corezzi, M. Mattarelli, D. Fioretto Stress effects on the elastic properties of amorphous polymeric materials, The Journal of chemical physics 141, 214901 (2014). (PDF)


P. Sassi, S. Perticaroli, L. Comez, A. Giugliarelli, M. Paolantoni, D. Fioretto, A. Morresi, Volume properties and spectroscopy: A terahertz Raman investigation of hen egg white lysozyme, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 225101 (2013). (PDF)  

S. Caponi, L. Liguori, A. Giugliarelli, M. Mattarelli, A. Morresi, P. Sassi, L. Urbanelli, C. Musio, Raman micro-spectroscopy: A powerful tool for the monitoring of dynamic supramolecular changes in living cells, Biophysical Chemistry, 182, 58 (2013). (PDF)

S.Corezzi, S.Caponi, F.Rossi, and D.Fioretto, Stress-Induced Modification of the Boson Peak Scaling Behavior,J. Phys. Chem. B, 117 14477 (2013).(PDF)
L. Lupi, L. Comez, M. Paolantoni, P. Sassi, A. Morresi and D. Fioretto, Influence of Sucrose on Surrounding Water by Extended Frequency Range Depolarized Light Scattering (pp. 47-60) In: “Sucrose: Properties, Biosynthesis and Health Implications” Editor: Salvatore Magazù, Nova Publisher, New York (2013) ISBN: 978-1-62417-984-6. (PDF)
L.Comez, L.Lupi, A.Morresi, M.Paolantoni, P.Sassi, and D.Fioretto , More Is Different: Experimental Results on the Effect of Biomolecules on the Dynamics of Hydration Water, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4 1188 (2013). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, L. Comez, S.Corezzi, M.Paolantoni, P.Sassi, A.Morresi,  Solvent Sharing Models for Non-Interacting Solute Molecules: The Case of Glucose and Trehalose Water Solutions, Food Biophysics 8, 177-182 (2013). (PDF)


L. Comez, C. Masciovecchio, G.Monaco, D. Fioretto, Progress in Liquid and Glass Physics by Brillouin Scattering Spectroscopy, Solid State Physics 63, 1-77 (2012). (PDF)  

L. Comez, S. Corezzi, A. Orecchini, A. Paciaroni, C. Petrillo, S.C. Santucci, F. Sacchetti, D. Fioretto, A comparison between acoustic compliance and self-particle susceptibility in associated liquids: The case of water and glyceroly, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 176, 76 (2012). (PDF)

L. Lupi, L. Comez, M. Paolantoni, S. Perticaroli, P. Sassi, A. Morresi, B.M. Ladanyi, D. Fioretto, Hydration and Aggregation in Mono- and Disaccharide Aqueous Solutions by Gigahertz-to-Terahertz Light Scattering and Molecular Dynamics Simulations, J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 14760 (2012). (PDF)
F. Bencivenga, A.Battistoni, D.Fioretto, A. Gessini, J.R. Sandercock, C. Masciovecchio , A high resolution ultraviolet Brillouin scattering set-up, Rev. Sci. Instruments 83, 103102 (2012). (PDF)
B. Ruta, G. Baldi, F. Scarponi, D. Fioretto, V.M. Giordano, G. Monaco,  Acoustic excitations in glassy sorbitol and their relation with the fragility and the boson peak, J. Chem. Phys., 137, 214502 (2012) (PDF)

L. Comez, L. Lupi, M. Paolantoni, F. Picchio, D. Fioretto, Hydration properties of small hydrophobic molecules by Brillouin light scattering, J. Chem. Phys. 137, 114509 (2012). (PDF)   

L. Lupi, L. Comez, M. Paolantoni, D. Fioretto, B.M. Ladanyi, Dynamics of Biological Water: Insights from Molecular Modeling of Light Scattering in Aqueous Trehalose Solutions, J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 7499 (2012). (PDF)

P. Sassi, S. Perticaroli, L. Comez, L. Lupi, M. Paolantoni, D. Fioretto and A. Morresi, Reversible and irreversible denaturation processes in globular proteins: from collective to molecular spectroscopic analysis, J. Raman Spectrosc. 43, 273 (2012). (PDF)

S. Corezzi, D. Fioretto, F. Sciortino, Chemical and physical aggregation of small-functionality particles, Soft Matter 8, 11207 (2012). (PDF)


S. Perticaroli, L. Comez, M. Paolantoni, P. Sassi, A. Morresi, and D. Fioretto, Extended Frequency Range Depolarized Light Scattering Study of N-Acetyl-leucine-methylamide -Water Solutions, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 12063–12068 (2011). (PDF)

A. I. Chumakov, G. Monaco, A. Monaco, W. A. Crichton, A. Bosak, R. Rüffer, A. Meyer, F. Kargl, L. Comez, D. Fioretto, H. Giefers, S. Roitsch, G. Wortmann, M. H. Manghnani, A. Hushur, Q. Williams, J. Balogh, K. Parlinski, P. Jochym, and P. Piekarz, Equivalence of the Boson Peak in Glasses to the Transverse Acoustic van Hove Singularity in Crystals, Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 225501 (2011) (PDF)

L. Comez, G. Monaco, C. Masciovecchio, A. Paciaroni, A. Gessini, F. Scarponi, G. Ruocco, and D. Fioretto, Acoustic Dissipation and Density of States in Liquid, Supercooled, and Glassy Glycerol, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 155701 (2011). (PDF)   

B. Rossi, L. Comez, L. Lupi, S. Caponi, F. Rossi, Vibrational Properties of Cyclodextrin–Water Solutions Investigated by Low-Frequency Raman Scattering: Temperature and Concentration Effects, Food Biophysics 6, 227 (2011). (PDF)

B.Ruta, G.Monaco, V.M.Giordano, F.Scarponi, D.Fioretto, G.Ruocco, K.S.Andrikopoulous, S.N. Yannopoulos, Nonergodicity Factor, Fragility and Elastic Properties of Polymeric Glassy Sulphur, J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 14052 (2011). (PDF)

S.Caponi, S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, A.Fontana, F.Rossi, Effect of Elastic Properties Modifications on the Vibrational Density of State: A Joint Brillouin and Raman Scattering Study, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 122, 3672 (2011).(PDF)

B. Rossi, L. Comez, D. Fioretto, L. Lupi, S. Caponi, and F. Rossi, Hydrogen bonding dynamics of cyclodextrin – water solutions by depolarized light scattering, J. Raman Spectrosc. 42,1479 (2011). (PDF)

L. Comez, G. Monaco, C. Masciovecchio, A. Paciaroni, A. Gessini, F. Scarponi, G. Ruocco , D. Fioretto Longitudinal acoustic compliance and tagged particle susceptibility in liquid and supercooled glycerol, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357, 515-517 (2011) (PDF)

B.Ruta, G.Monaco, F.Scarponi, D.Fioretto, K.S.Andrikopoulos Brillouin light scattering study of polymeric glassy sulfur, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357, 563-566 (2011). (PDF)

S.Caponi, S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, A.Fontana, G.Monaco, F.Rossi Effect of polymerization on the boson peak, from liquid to glass, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357, 530-533 (2011). (PDF)

L. Lupi, L. Comez, C.Masciovecchio, A.Morresi, M.Paolantoni, P.Sassi, F.Scarponi, D.Fioretto, Hidrophobyc hydration of tert-butyl alcohol studied by Brillouin light and ultraviolet scattering, J.Chem. Phys. 134, 055104 (2011). (PDF)


Silvia Corezzi, Daniele Fioretto, Giovanni Santucci, Josè M. Kenny, Modeling diffusion-control in the cure kinetics of epoxy-amine thermoset resins: An approach based on congurational entropy Polymer 51, 5833 (2010). (PDF)

M. E. Gallina, L. Comez, A. Morresi, M. Paolantoni, S. Perticaroli, P. Sassi, and D. Fioretto, Rotational dynamics of trehalose in aqueous solutions studied by depolarized light scattering J. Chem. Phys. 132, 214508 (2010). (PDF)

S. Perticaroli, L. Comez, M. Paolantoni, P. Sassi, L. Lupi, D. Fioretto, A. Paciaroni, and A. Morresi, Broadband Depolarized Light Scattering Study of Diluted Protein Aqueous Solutions J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 8262 (2010). (PDF)

S. Corezzi, D.Fioretto, C. De Michele, E. Zaccarelli, F. Sciortino, Modeling the Crossover between Chemically and Diffusion-Controlled Irreversible Aggregation in a Small-Functionality Gel-Forming System, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114 3769 (2010) (PDF)


A. Esposito, L. Comez, S. Cinelli, F. Scarponi, and G. Onori, Influence of Glycerol on the Structure and Thermal Stability of Lysozyme: A Dynamic Light Scattering and Circular Dichroism Study, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 16420 (2009). (PDF)

S. C. Santucci, L. Comez, F. Scarponi, G. Monaco, R. Verbeni, J.-F. Legrand, C. Masciovecchio, A. Gessini, and D. Fioretto, Onset of the alpha-relaxation in the glass-forming solution LiCl–6H2O revealed by Brillouin scattering techniques J. Phys. Chem. B, 131, 154507 (2009). (PDF)

M. Paolantoni, L. Comez, M. E. Gallina, P. Sassi, F. Scarponi, D. Fioretto, and A. Morresi, Light Scattering Spectra of Water in Trehalose Aqueous Solutions: Evidence for Two Different Solvent Relaxation Processes J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 7874–7878 (2009). (PDF)

S. Corezzi , L. Urbanelli, P. Cloetens, C. Emiliani, L. Helfen, S. Bohic, F. Elisei, D. Fioretto, Synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence imaging of human cells labeled with CdSe quantum dots, Anal. Biochem. 388, 33-39 (2009). (PDF)

D.Fioretto. F.Scarponi, Dynamics of a glassy polymer studied by Brillouin light scattering, Materials Science and Engineering A 521–522 243–246 (2009) (PDF)

S.Caponi, S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, A.Fontana, G.Monaco, F.Rossi, Raman-Scattering Measurements of the Vibrational Density of States of a Reactive Mixture During Polymerization: Effect on the Boson Peak, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 027402 (2009). (PDF)


M.Paolantoni, L.Comez, D.Fioretto, M.E.Gallina, A.Morresi, P.Sassi, F.Scarponi Structural and dynamical properties of glucose aqueous solutions by depolarized Rayleigh scattering, J. Raman Spectroscopy 39, 238 (2008). (PDF)

S.Corezzi, C.De Michele, E.Zaccarelli, D.Fioretto and F.Sciortino, A molecular dynamics study of chemical gelation in a patchy particle model, Soft Matter 4, 1173 (2008).

D.Fioretto, S.Corezzi, S.Caponi, F.Scarponi, G.Monaco, A.Fontana and L.Palmieri, Cauchy relation in relaxing liquids, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 214502 (2008).

L.Orsinger, M.Calicchio, G.Carini JR, R.Dal Maschio, D.Fioretto, A.Fontana, P.Fumagalli, E.Gilioli, M.Mattarelli, E.Moser and F.Rossi, Optical and spectroscopic characterisation of permanently densified GeO2 glasses, Philosophical Magazine 88, 3907 (2008). (PDF)

B.Ruta, G.Monaco, F.Scarponi, D.Fioretto, Brillouin light scattering study of glassy sorbitol, Philosophical Magazine 88, 3939 (2008). (PDF)

M.E.Gallina, L.Comez, S.Perticaroli, A.Morresi, A.Cesàro, O.De Giacomo, S.Di Fonzo, A.Gessini, C.Masciovecchio, L.Palmieri, M.Paolantoni, P.Sassi, F.Scarponi, D.Fioretto, Density fluctuations of water-glucose mixtures studied by Inelastic Ultra-Violet Scattering, Philosophical Magazine 88, 3991 (2008). (PDF)


S.Di Fonzo, C.Masciovecchio, F.Bencivenga, A.Gessini, D.Fioretto, L.Comez ,  A.Morresi, M.E.Gallina, O.De Giacomo, A.Cesàro, Concentration-temperature dependencies of structural relaxation time in trehalose-water solutions by Brillouin Inelastic UV Scattering, J. Phys. Chem. A, 111, 12577 (2007). (PDF)

T. Scopigno, S.N. Yannopoulos, F. Scarponi, D.Fioretto, G.Ruocco, Origin of the lambda transition in liquid sulfur, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 025701 (2007). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, L.Comez, M.E.Gallina, A.Morresi, L.Palmieri, M.Paolantoni, P.Sassi, F.Scarponi, Separate dynamics of solute and solvent in water-glucose solutions by depolarized light scattering, Chem. Phys. Letters, 441, 232 (2007).

G. Baldi, P.Benassi, L.E.Bove, S.Caponi, E. Fabiani, D.Fioretto, A. Fontana, A.Giugni, M. Nardone, M.Sampoli, and F. Scarponi Dynamic-to-static crossover in the acoustic attenuation of v-GeO2, Europhys. Lett. 78, 36001 (2007).

R.Volponi, S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, Correlation between structural relaxation and distribution of particle clusters in glass-forming epoxy-amine mixtures undergoing step polymerization, Macromolecules 40, 3450 (2007).

L.Comez, M.Pietrella, D.Fioretto, G.Monaco, F.Scarponi, R.Verbeni, L.Palmieri, Brillouin-scattering study of the fast dynamics of m-toluidine, Philosophical Magazine, 87, 651 (2007).

F.Scarponi, D.Fioretto, L.Crapanzano, G.Monaco, A Brillouin light scattering study of the lambda transition in liquid sulphur, Philosophical Magazine, 87, 673 (2007).


S. C. Santucci, D. Fioretto, L. Comez, A. Gessini, and C. Masciovecchio, Is There Any Fast Sound in Water? Phys. Rev. Lett 97, 225701 (2006). (PDF)

L. Comez , S. Corezzi, G. Monaco , R. Verbeni , D. Fioretto Non-ergodicity in a locally ordered fragile glass former Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 352, 4531 (2006). (PDF)

A.Monaco, A.I.Chumakov, G.Monaco, W.A.Crichton, A.Meyer, L.Comez, D.Fioretto,  J.Korecki, and R.Rüffer Effect of Densification on the Density of Vibrational States of Glasses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 135501 (2006). (PDF)

C. Masciovecchio, G. Baldi, S. Caponi, L. Comez, S. Di Fonzo, D. Fioretto, A. Fontana, A. Gessini, S. C. Santucci, F. Sette, G. Viliani, P. Vilmercati, and G. Ruocco Evidence for a Crossover in the Frequency Dependence of the Acoustic Attenuation in Vitreous Silica Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 035501 (2006). (PDF)

S. Corezzi, L. Comez, G. Monaco, R. Verbeni, and D. Fioretto Bond-Induced Ergodicity Breakdown in Reactive Mixtures Phys. Rev. Lett . 96, 255702 (2006).

A. Monaco, A. I. Chumakov, Y.Z. Yue, G. Monaco, L. Comez, D. Fioretto, W. A. Crichton, and R. R
üffer, Density of Vibrational States of a Hyperquenched Glass, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 205502 (2006).

S. Corezzi, D. Fioretto, P.A. Rolla, Comment on ‘Decrease in the configurational entropy during a melt's polymerization’ [Chem. Phys. 305 (2004) 231], Chemical Physics, 323 (2-3), 622-624 (2006). (PDF)


G. Monaco, L. Crapanzano, R. Bellissent, W. Crichton, D. Fioretto, M. Mezouar, F. Scarponi, R. Verbeni, Rubberlike dynamics in sulphur above the lambda-transition temperature Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 255502, (2005). (PDF)

T. Scopigno, R. Di Leonardo, L. Comez, A.Q. Baron, D. Fioretto, G. Ruocco, W. Montfrooij Scopigno et al. Reply Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 269602, (2005). (PDF)

S.Corezzi, L.Palmieri, J.M.Kenny, D.Fioretto, Clustering, glass transition and gelation in a reactive fluid J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 17 S3557 (2005). (PDF)

G. Baldi, S. Caponi, L. Comez, S. Di Fonzo, D. Fioretto, A. Fontana, A. Gessini, C. Masciovecchio, M. Montagna, G. Ruocco, S.C. Santucci, G. Villani, Brillouin ultraviolet light scattering on vitreous silica Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 351, 1919 (2005).

L. Comez, S. Corezzi, G. Monaco, R. Verbeni, D. Fioretto, Ergodic to non-ergodic transition in liquids with a local order: The case of m-toluidine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 155702 (2005). (PDF)

S. Corezzi, D. Fioretto, J.M. Kenny, Clustering and cooperative dynamics in a reactive system Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 065702 (2005). (PDF)

T. Scopigno, R. Di Leonardo, L. Comez, A.Q.R. Baron, D. Fioretto, G. Ruocco,  Hard sphere-like dynamics in a non hard sphere liquid  Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 155301 (2005). (PDF)


F. Scarponi, L. Comez, D. Fioretto, and L. Palmieri, Brillouin light scattering from transverse and longitudinal acoustic waves in glycerol Phys. Rev. B 70, 054203  (2004). (PDF)

R. Angelini, P. Giura, D. Fioretto, G. Monaco, G. Ruocco, and F. Sette, Microscopic dynamics and relaxation processes in liquid hydrogen fluoride Phys. Rev. B 70, 224302 (2004). (PDF)

S.C. Santucci, A.Goldoni, R.Larciprete, S.Lizzit, M.Bertolo, A.Baraldi, and C.Masciovecchio, Calorimetry at Surfaces Using High-Resolution Core-Level Photoemission Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 106105 (2004). (PDF)

C. Masciovecchio, S.C. Santucci, A. Gessini, S. Di Fonzo, Structural Relaxation in Liquid Water by Inelastic UV Scattering Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 255507 (2004). (PDF)

S. Corezzi, L. Comez, and D. Fioretto, Physical and chemical vitrification: the role of configurational entropy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 345&346, 537 (2004). (PDF)

S. Corezzi, L. Comez, and D. Fioretto, Can experiments select the configurational component of excess entropy?, Eur. Phys. J. E, 14, 143 (2004). (PDF)

L. Comez, S. Corezzi, D. Fioretto, H. Kriegs, A. Best, and W. Steffen, Slow dynamics of salol: a pressure and temperature dependent light scattering study, Phys. Rev. E, 69, 011504 (2004). (PDF)

C. Masciovecchio, A. Gessini, S. Di Fonzo, L. Comez, S.C. Santucci, and D. Fioretto, Inelastic Ultra-Violet Scattering from high frequency acoustic modes in glasses Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, 247401 (2004). (PDF)

R.Angelini, D.Fioretto, J.Gapinski, G.Monaco, A.Patkowski, Study of the Rytov dip on liquid o-terphenyl, Philosophical Magazzine  B, 84, 1463 (2004). (PDF)

F. Scarponi, L.Comez, D.Fioretto and L.Palmieri, Light scattering by transverse waves in supercooled glycerol, Philosophical Magazzine  B, 84, 1447 (2004). (PDF)

S.Corezzi, L.Comez, and D.Fioretto, Configurational entropy and dynamics in chemical vitrification, Philosophical Magazzine  B, 84, 1529 (2004). (PDF)

L.Comez, S.Corezzi, and D.Fioretto Configurational and excess entropy in a fragile glass former and their relation with structural relaxation, Philosophical Magazzine  B, 84, 1521 (2004). (PDF)


A. Chiasera, M. Montagna, E. Moser, F. Rossi, C. Tosello, M. Ferrari, L. Zampedri, S. Caponi, R.R.Goncalves , S. Chaussedent, A. Monteil , D. Fioretto , G. Battaglin , F. Gonella , P. Mazzoldi , G.C. Righini  Brillouin scattering in planar waveguides. II. Experiments, J Appl. Phys. 94  4882-4889 (2003). (PDF)

L.Comez, D.Fioretto, F.Scarponi, G.Monaco, Density fluctuations in the intermediate glass former glycerol: a Brillouin light scattering study, J. Chem. Phys. 119, 6032 (2003). (PDF)

S. Corezzi, D.Fioretto, D.Puglia, J.Kenny, Light scattering study of vetrification during the polymerization of model epoxy resins, Macromolecules 36, 5271 (2003). (PDF)

H. Huth, S. Corezzi, E. Hempel, K. Schröter, M. Beiner, Interrelation between cooperative and local dynamics in epoxy resins, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 204, F60–F61 (2003)


S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, P.A.Rolla, Bond-controlled configurational entropy reduction in chemical vitrification, Nature 410, 663 (2002). (PDF)

L. Comez, D.Fioretto, H.Kriegs, and W.Steffen Temperature and pressure dependence of the a relaxation and configurational entropy of a prototype glass former, Phys. Rev. E 66, 032501 (2002). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, M.Mattarelli, C.Masciovecchio, G.Monaco, G.Ruocco, F.Sette, Cusp-like temperature behavior of the non-ergodicity factor in polybutadiene revealed by a joint light and x ray Brillouin scattering investigation, Phys. Rev. B, 65, 224205 (2002 ) . (PDF)

L.Comez, D.Fioretto, G.Monaco, G.Ruocco, Brillouin scattering investigation of fast dynamics in glass forming systems, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 307-310 (2002) pp. 148-153. (PDF)

S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, P.A.Rolla, Glass transition of an epoxy resin induced by temperature, pressure and chemical conversion: A rationale based on configurational entropy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 307-310 (2002) pp. 281-287 (PDF)

S.Corezzi, M.Beiner, H.Huth, K.Schröter, S.Capaccioli, R.Casalini, D.Fioretto, E.Donth, Two crossover regions in the dynamics of glass forming epoxy resyns, J.Chem Phys., 117, 2435 (2002). (PDF)

S.Capaccioli, M.Lucchesi, R.Casalini, S.Presto, P.A.Rolla, M.T.Viciosa, S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, Pressure and temperature dependence of the dynamics of glass formers studied by broadband dielectric spectroscopy, Philosophical Magazzine B 82, 651-662 (2002). (PDF)

S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, S.C.Santucci, S.Capaccioli, R.Casalini,  M.Lucchesi, E.Hempel, M.Beiner, Relation between structural relaxation time and configurational entropy: a test of the Adam-Gibbs model on epoxy resyns, Philosophical Magazzine B 82, 339-346 (2002). (PDF)

G.Monaco, B.Balschun, D.Fioretto, G.Ruocco, and M.Soltwisch, Evidence of a sub-MHz acoustic dispersion in liquid and glassy o-terphenyl, Philosophical Magazzine B, 82, 357-364 (2002). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, C.Masciovecchio, M.Matterelli, G.Monaco, L.Palmieri, G.Ruocco, F.Sette, Brillouin light and x-ray study of glass forming polybutadiene, Philosophical Magazzine B 82, 273-281 (2002). (PDF)


D.Fioretto, L.Comez, L.Palmieri, G.Socino, Acoustic relaxation of polymers studied by Brillouin light scattering, Proc. of 17th I.C.A., Rome, September 2001, 3D.01.01 (PDF)

R.Casalini, S.Capaccioli, M.Lucchesi, P.A.Rolla, M.Paluch, S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto Effect of pressure on the dynamics of glass formers, Phys. Rev. E 64, 41504 (2001). (PDF)

S.C.Santucci, S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, S.Capaccioli, R.Casalini, M.Lucchesi, S.Presto, P.A.Rolla, Glass transition of an epoxy resin: a wideband dielectric investigation IEEE Trans. On Dielectrics and R.I., 8, 373 (2001). (PDF)

G.Monaco, D.Fioretto, L.Comez, G.Ruocco, Glass transition and density fluctuations in the fragile glass former o-terphenyl, Phys. Rev. E, 63, 61502, (2001). (PDF)

S.Castiglia, D.Fioretto, L.Verdini, D.Samios, Network formation studied by temperature scanning Brillouin scattering and differential scanning calorimetry techniques. II, Jounal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics 39, 1326-1336 (2001). (PDF)

L.Valentini, J.M.Kenny, G.Mariotto, P.Tosi, G.Carlotti, D.Fioretto, L.Lozzi, S.Santucci, Ar-dilution effects on the elastic and structural properties of Hydrogenated hard carbon films deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition, Diamond and Related Materials 10 (3-6), 1042 (2001). (PDF)

S.Caponi, M.Dionigi, D.Fioretto, M.Mattarelli, L.Palmieri, G.Socino, Electrooptic modulator for high resolution Brillouin Scattering measurements, Rev. Sci. Instruments 72, 198 (2001). (PDF)

S.Bovelli, D.Fioretto, A.Jurlewicz, The light scattering relaxation function of glass-forming molecules: a general probabilistic approach, J.Phys.: Condens. Matter 13, 373 (2001). (PDF)


G.Monaco, S.Caponi, R.Di Leonardo, D.Fioretto and G.Rocco, Intramolecular origin of the fast relaxation observed in the Brillouin light spectra of molecular glass formers, Phys. Rev. E 62, R7595-R7598 (2000). (PDF)

V.Calandrini, D.Fioretto, G.Onori, A.Santucci, Role of hydrophobic interactions on the stabilisation of native state of globular proteins, Chem. Phys. Letters 324, 344-348 (2000). (PDF)

S.Corezzi, S.Capaccioli, R.Casalini, D.Fioretto, M.Paluch, P.A.Rolla, Check of the temperature- and pressure-dependent Cohen-Grest equation, Chem. Phys. Letters 320, 113 (2000). (PDF)


L.Comez, D.Fioretto, L.Palmieri, L.Verdini, S.Corezzi, J.Gapinski, A.Patkowski, W.Steffen, and E.W.Fischer, Dielectric and light scattering analysis of the alpha-relaxation of an epoxy resin, in Polymers and Liquid Crystals, Andrzej Wlochowicz, Editor, Proceedings of SPIE Vol.4017, 120-124 (1999).

G. Ruocco, F. Sette, R. Di Leonardo, D.Fioretto, M. Lorenzen, M. Krisch, C. Masciovecchio, G. Monaco, F. Pignon, T. Scopigno, Non-dynamic origin of the acoustic attenuation at high frequency in glasses, Phys. Rev. Letters, 83, 5583 (1999). (PDF)

S.Corezzi, P.A.Rolla, M.Paluch, J.Ziolo, D.Fioretto, Influence of temperature and pressure on dielectric relaxation in a supercooled epoxy resin, Phys. Rev. E 60, 4444 (1999).    (PDF)

S.Corezzi, E.Campani, P.A.Rolla, S.Capaccioli, D.Fioretto, Change in dynamics of supercooled systems revealed by dielectric spectroscopy, J. Chem. Phys. 111, 9343 (1999). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, M.Freda, Giuseppe Onori, A.Santucci, Effects of counterion substitution on AOT-based micellar Systems: a dielectric study on Cu(AOT)2 reverse micelles in CCl4 J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 8216 (1999).(PDF)

L.Comez, D.Fioretto, L.Palmieri, L.Verdini,P.A.Rolla, J.Gapinski, T.Pakula, A.Patkowski, W.Steffen, E.W.Fischer, Light scattering study of a supercooled epoxy resin, Phys. Rev. E 60, 3086 (1999).(PDF)

A.P.Sokolov, U.Buchenau, D.Richter, C.Masciovecchio, F.Sette, A.Mermet, D.Fioretto, G.Ruocco, L.Willner, B.Frick, Brillouin and Umklapp scattering in polybutadiene: Comparison of neutron and x-ray scattering Phys. Rev. E 60, R2464 (1999).(PDF)

D.Fioretto, M.Freda, S,Mannaioli, G.Onori, and A.Sanucci, Infrared and dielectric study of Ca(AOT)2 reverse micelles, J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 2631 (1999).(PDF)

D.Fioretto, U.Buchenau, L.Comez, A.Sokolov, C.Masciovecchio, A.Mermet, G.Ruocco, F.Sette, B.Frick, D.Richter, L.Verdini, High-frequency dynamics of glass-forming polybutadiene Phys. Rev. E 59, 4470 (1999).(PDF)

D.Fioretto, L.Comez, G.Socino, L.Verdini, S.Corezzi, P.A.Rolla, Dynamics of density fluctuations of a glass-forming epoxy resin revealed by Brillouin light scattering Phys. Rev. E 59, 1899 (1999).(PDF)

G.Bianchi, M.Dionigi, D.Fioretto, and R.Sorrentino, A Microwave System for Moisture Monitoring in Wet Powders for Industrial Applications IEEE MTT-S Digest (1999). (PDF)

G.Monaco, D.Fioretto, C.Masciovecchio, G.Ruocco, F.Sette, Fast relaxational dynamics in the o-terphenyl glass, Phys. Rev. Letters 82, 1776 (1999).(PDF) 


M.D’angelo, D.Fioretto, G.Onori, A.Santucci, Interparticle interactions in water-in-oil microemulsions: dielectric and IR investigations Phys Rev. E 58, 7657 (1998).(PDF)

G.Bianchi, M.Dionigi, D.Fioretto, R.Sorrentino, A resonant cavity sensor for moisture monitoring in wet powders, 1998 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, p.1115 (1998). (PDF)

S.Capaccioli, S.Corezzi, G.Gallone, P.A.Rolla, L.Comez, D.Fioretto, Dynamics of epoxies: a full dielectric analysis by wideband spectroscopy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 235-237, 576 (1998). (PDF)

G.Monaco, G.Ruocco, L.Comez, D.Fioretto, Dynamic structure factor of glassy o-terphenyl: a Brillouin light scattering study, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 235-237, 208 (1998). (PDF)

G.Monaco, L.Comez, and D.Fioretto, Brillouin light scattering of a fragile glass former: o-terphenyl, Philosophical Magazzine B 77, 463-472 (1998). (PDF) 


L.Comez, D.Fioretto, L.Palmieri, G.Socino, L.Verdini Acoustic phonons in an epoxy resin studied by Brillouin light scattering, 1997 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp. Proc., (1997). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, M.Freda, G.Onori, A.Santucci, Dielectric study of Mg(AOT)2 reverse micelles, Progress in Colloid & Polymer Sci. 105, 256 (1997). (PDF)

R.Casalini, D.Fioretto, A.Livi, M.Lucchesi, P.A.Rolla, Influence of the glass transition on the secondary relaxation of an epoxy resin, Phys. Rev. B1 56, 3016 (1997). (PDF)

L.Comez, D.Fioretto, L.Verdini, P.A.Rolla, Brillouin light scattering from shear waves in an epoxy resin through the glass transition, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 9, 3973 (1997). (PDF)


R.Casalini, S.Corezzi, D.Fioretto, A.Livi, P.A.Rolla, Unified dielectric description of the dynamics of polymeric systems undergoing either thermal or chemical vitrification, Chem. Phys. Letters 258, 470 (1996) (PDF)

M. D'Angelo, D.Fioretto, G.Onori, L.Palmieri, A.Santucci, Dynamics of water-containing sodium bis (2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate (AOT) reverse micelles: A high frequency dielectric study Phys. Rev. E 54, 993 (1996). (PDF)

M. D'angelo, D.Fioretto, G.Onori and A.Santucci, Micellar interactions in water-in-oil microemulsions, J.Mol.Structure, 383 157-163 (1996). (PDF)

M. Camardo, M. D'Angelo, D.Fioretto, G.Onori, L.Palmieri, and A.Santucci, Dielectric relaxation of microemulsions, Progress in Colloid & Polymer Sci., 100, 177 (1996). (PDF)

R.Casalini, A.Livi, P.A.Rolla, G.Levita, D.Fioretto, Self-similariy of dielectric relaxation and conductivity in crosslinking systems, Phys. Rev. B, 53, 564 (1996). (PDF) 


D.Fioretto, G.Carlotti, G.Socino, S.Modesti, C.Cepek, L.Giovannini, O.Donzelli, F.Nizzoli, Brillouin scattering determination of the elastic constants of epitaxial fcc C60 film, Phys. Rev. B 52, R8707 (1995). (PDF)

M.D'angelo, D.Fioretto, G.Onori, L.Palmieri, and A.Santucci, High-frequency dielectric properties of bis-2-ethyl-hexylsulfosuccinate (AOT) / water /oil systems in the reversed micellar phase Phys. Rev. E 52, R4620 (1995). (PDF)

M.D'angelo, D.Fioretto, G.Onori, L.Palmieri, and A.Santucci Study of the dynamics of Water/Aerosol OT/n-Heptane system by dielectric relaxation measurements, Colloid & Polym. Science, 273, 899 (1995). (PDF)


D.Fioretto, A.Livi, P.A.Rolla, G.Socino, L.Verdini, b-relaxation in polymethylacrylate studied by light scattering, Il Nuovo Cimento 16, 1247 (1994). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, L.Palmieri, G.Socino, L.Verdini Dynamics of polybutadiene above the glass transition studied by Brillouin light spectroscopy, Phys.Rev.B 50, 605 (1994). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, A.Livi, P.A.Rolla, G.Socino, L.Verdini The dynamics of poly(n-buthylacrylate) above the glass transition, J. of Phys.: Cond. Matt. 6, 5295 (1994). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, L.Palmieri, G.Socino, L.Verdini Study of the structural relaxation of polyacrylates by Brillouin light spectroscopy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 172-174, 1130 (1994). (PDF)

C.Carlini, A.Livi, P.A.Rolla and D.Fioretto, Dielectric behavior of n.butyl acrylate during polymerization reaction, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 172-174, 569 (1994). (PDF)


D.Fioretto, A.Marini, M.Massarotti, G.Onori, L.Palmieri, A.Santucci, G.Socino Dielectric relaxation in water-Tert-Butanol mixtures. The water rich region, J.Chem.Phys., 99 (10), (1993). (PDF)

R.Cagnolati, D.Fioretto, G.Ruggeri, G.Socino, Elastic characterization of poly(3-n-decilpirrole) thin films by Brillouin light scattering, Syntetic Metals 60, 255 (1993). (PDF)

D.Fioretto, G.Carlotti, L.Palmieri, G.Socino, L.Verdini, A.Livi Structural relaxation in polymeric films studied by Brillouin light spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. B., 47, 15286 (1993). (PDF)


D.Fioretto, G.Carlotti, G.Socino, L.Palmieri, L.Verdini, C.Caliendo, E.Verona, Absorption and velocity dispersion of acoustic waves in PBA films, 1992 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp. Proc., Tucson(1992), p.925. (PDF)

D.Fioretto, A.Marini, G.Onori, L.Palmieri, A.Santucci, G.Socino and L.Verdini, Study of aggregation in water-n-butoxyethanol solutions by dielectric relaxation measurements, Chemical Physics Letters 196, 583 (1992). (PDF)


C.Caliendo, D.Fioretto, G.Socino, E.Verona, Dermination of viscoelastic constants of thin films by acoustic plate modes, 1991 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp. Proc., Tucson(1992), p.387. (PDF)