Il carbonio è un elemento eclettico dal punto di vista chimico, oggi possiamo usarlo per creare transistor commestibili e bio compatibili, delle capsule digeribili per comunicare con il medico. In malattie come la retinite pigmentosa, il prossimo traguardo è creare protesi con composti di carbonio, flessibili e conforme al fondo dell’occhio.
Carbon is an eclectic element from a chemical point of view, today we can use it to create edible and biocompatible transistors, of digestible capsules to communicate with one’s doctor. In diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, the next goal is to create implants with carbon compounds, which are flexible and conforming to the back of the eye.
GUGLIELMO LANZANI is the Coordinator of the Center for Nano Science and Technology of the Italian Institute of Technology at the Politecnico di Milano and teaches in the Department of Physics. Lanzani has long been involved in cutting-edge research in the field of organic conductors based on carbon and nanotechnology with potential revolutionary applications, including the study on the artificial retina, of which its results were published in Nature Communications. The objective of this study is the development of a device that permits recovery of vision in people who have suffered damage to photoreceptors. Lanzani is also one of the scientists who will be at the helm of the laboratories of the “Human Technopole”, a research center that will be housed in the area that hosted the Expo Milan World’s Fair in 2015. Lanzani has co-authored over 200 publications in international journals, and authored the book “Photophysics – behind photovoltaics and photonics” (Wiley, 2012).
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