Laboratory for Epitaxial Nanostructures on Silicon and Spintronics

Affiliated Institutions

Matteo Cantoni



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Matteo Cantoni


Main Research Interest


  1. C. Rinaldi, J. C. Rojas-Sánchez, R. N. Wang, Y. Fu, S. Oyarzun, L. Vila, S. Bertoli, M. Asa, L. Baldrati, M. Cantoni, J.-M. George, R. Calarco, A. Fert, and R. Bertacco: Evidence for spin to charge conversion in GeTe(111), APL Materials 4, 032501 (2016).
  2. M. Monticelli, A. Torti, M. Cantoni, D. Petti, E. Albisetti, A. Manzin, E. Guerriero, R. Sordan, G. Gervasoni, M. Carminati, G. Ferrari, M. Sampietro, and R. Bertacco: On-chip magnetic platform for single-particle manipulation with integrated electrical feedback, Small 12, 921 (2016).
  3. C. Rinaldi, M. Cantoni, M. Marangoni, C. Manzoni, G. Cerullo, and R. Bertacco: Wide-range optical spin orientation in Ge from near-infrared to visible light, Phys. Rev. B 90, 161304 (2014).
  4. C. Rinaldi, S. Bertoli, M. Cantoni, C. Manzoni, M. Marangoni, G. Cerullo, M. Bianchi, R. Sordan, and R. Bertacco: Spin-photodiodes for SiGe spin-optoelectronics, Proc. SPIE Spintronics VII 916709, 9167 09 (2014).
  5. G. Radaelli, D. Petti, M. Cantoni, C. Rinaldi, and R. Bertacco: Absence of strain-mediated magnetoelectric coupling at fully epitaxial Fe/BaTiO3 interface (invited), J. Appl. Phys. 115, 172604 (2014).
  6. G. Radaelli, D. Petti, E. Plekhanov, I. Fina, P. Torelli, B. R. Salles, M. Cantoni, C. Rinaldi, D. Gutiérrez, G. Panaccione, M. Varela, S. Picozzi, J. Fontcuberta, and R. Bertacco: Electric control of magnetism at the Fe/BaTiO3 interface, Nature Communications 5, 3404 (2014).
  7. F. Djeghloul, F. Ibrahim, M. Cantoni, M. Bowen, L. Joly, S. Boukari, P. Ohresser, F. Bertran, P. Le Fèvre, P. Thakur, F. Scheurer, T. Miyamachi, R. Mattana, P. Seneor, A. Jaafar, C. Rinaldi, S. Javaid, J. Arabski, J.-P. Kappler, W. Wulfhekel, N. B. Brookes, R. Bertacco, A. Taleb-Ibrahimi, M. Alouani, E. Beaurepaire, and W. Weber: Direct observation of a highly spin-polarized organic spinterface at room temperature, Sci. Reports 3, 1272 (2013).
  8. C. Rinaldi, M. Espahbodi, M. Cantoni, and R. Bertacco: Spin-photodiodes for SiGe spin-optoelectronics, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 8461, 84611F (2012).
  9. P. Torelli, M. Sperl, R. Ciancio, J. Fujii, C. Rinaldi, M. Cantoni, R. Bertacco, M. Utz, D. Bougeard, M. Soda, E. Carlino, G. Rossi, C. H. Back, and G. Panaccione: Growth of ultrathin epitaxial Fe/MgO spin injector on (0, 0, 1) (Ga, Mn)As, Nanotechnology 23, 465202 (2012).
  10. M. Cantoni, R. Bertacco, A. Brambelli, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, F. Ciccacci, A. Verdini, L. Floreano, A. Morgante, M. Passoni, C. S. Casari, and A. Le Bassi: Fe nanoparticles on ZnSe: Reversible temperature dependence of the surface barrier potential, Phys. Rev. B 85, 155456 (2012).
  11. D. Petti, A. Stroppa, S. Picozzi, S. Brivio, M. Cantoni, and R. Bertacco: Effect of Au proximity on the LSMO surface: An ab initio study, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 324, e963 (2012).
  12. C. Rinaldi, M. Cantoni, D. Petti, A. Sottocorno, M. Leone, N. M. Caffrey, S. Sanvito, and R. Bertacco: Ge-based spin-photodiodes for room-temperature integrated detection of photon helicity, Adv. Mater. 24, 3037 (2012).
  13. C. Rinaldi, M. Cantoni, D. Petti, and R. Bertacco: Epitaxial Fe/MgO/Ge spin-photodiodes for integrated detection of light helicity at room temperature, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 07C312 (2012).
  14. R. Bertacco, M. Cantoni, D. Petti, C. Rinaldi, and M.Leone: Dispositivo rilevatore ottico spintronico, Italian Patent 2011 (2011).
  15. D. Petti, M. Cantoni, C. Rinaldi, and R. Bertacco: Chemical and electronic properties of Fe/MgO/Ge heterostructures for spin electronics, J. Phys. Condens. Matt. 292, 012010 (2011).
  16. J. Gazquez, M. Varela, D. Petti, M. Cantoni, C. Rinaldi, S. Brivio, and R. Bertacco: Aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy studies of epitaxial Fe/MgO/(001)Ge heterostructures, J. Mater. Sci. 46, 4157 (2011).
  17. M. Donolato, E. Sogne, B. T. Dalslet, M. Cantoni, D. Petti, J. Cao, F. Cardoso, S. Cardoso, P. P. Freitas, M. F. Hansen, and R. Bertacco: On-chip measurement of the Brownian relaxation frequency of magnetic beads using magnetic tunneling junctions, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 073702 (2011).
  18. M. Cantoni, D. Petti, C. Rinaldi, and R. Bertacco: Bandstructure line-up of epitaxial Fe/MgO/Ge heterostructures: A combined x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and transport study, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 032104 (2011).
  19. D. Petti, M. Cantoni, C. Rinaldi, S. Brivio, R. Bertacco, J. Gazquez, and M. Varela: Sharp Fe/MgO/Ge(001) epitaxial heterostructures for tunneling junctions, J. Appl. Phys. 109, 084909 (2011).
  20. M. Cantoni, D. Petti, C. Rinaldi, and R. Bertacco: Epitaxial growth of Fe/MgO/Ge(001) heterostructures, Microelectron. Eng. 88, 530 (2011).
  21. S. Brivio, M. Cantoni, D. Petti, and R. Bertacco: Near-room-temperature control of magnetization in field effect devices based on La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 113906 (2010).
  22. M. Cantoni, D. Petti, R. Bertacco, I. Pallecchi, D. Marré, G. Colizzi, A. Filippetti, and V. Fiorentini: Band alignment at Cu2O/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 interface: A combined experimental-theoretical determination, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 032115 (2010).
  23. C. Borioli, S. Franz, P. L. Cavallotti, M. Cantoni, and R. Bertacco: Influence of magnetic fields on autocatalytic deposition of Co--Fe thin films, J. Electrochem. Soc. 157, D437 (2010).
  24. D. Petti, M. Cantoni, M. Leone, R. Bertacco, and E. Rizzi: Activation of Zr--Co--rare earth getter films: An XPS study, Appl. Surf. Sci. 256, 6291 (2010).
  25. I. Pallecchi, L. Pellegrino, N. Banerjee, M. Cantoni, A. Gadaleta, A. S. Siri, and D. Marré: Cu2O as a nonmagnetic semiconductor for spin transport in crystalline oxide electronics, Phys. Rev. B 81, 165311 (2010).
  26. M. Donolato, P. Vavassori, M. Gobbi, M. Deryabina, M. F. Hansen, V. Metlushko, B. Ilic, M. Cantoni, D. Petti, S. Brivio, and R. Bertacco: On-chip manipulation of protein-coated magnetic beads via domain-wall conduits, Adv. Mater. 22, 2706 (2010).
  27. S. Brivio, C. Magen, A. A. Sidorenko, D. Petti, M. Cantoni, M. Finazzi, F. Ciccacci, R. De Renzi, M. Varela, S. Picozzi, and R. Bertacco: Effects of Au nanoparticles on the magnetic and transport properties of La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 ultrathin layers, Phys. Rev. B 81, 094410 (2010).
  28. M. Donolato, M. Gobbi, P. Vavassori, M. Leone, M. Cantoni, V. Metlushko, B. Ilic, M. Zhang, S. X. Wang, and R. Bertacco: Nanosized corners for trapping and detecting magnetic nanoparticles, Nanotechnology 20, 385501 (2009).
  29. A. Cattoni, D. Petti, S. Brivio, M. Cantoni, R. Bertacco, and F. Ciccacci: MgO/Fe(001) and MgO/Fe(001)-p(1×1)O interfaces for magnetic tunnel junctions: A comparative study, Phys. Rev. B 80, 104437 (2009).
  30. M. Cantoni, R. Bertacco, A. Brambilla, and F. Ciccacci: Photon- and electron-induced surface voltage in electron spectroscopies on ZnSe(0 0 1), J. Electron Spectrosc. 173, 84 (2009).
  31. P. Vavassori, V. Metlushko, B. Ilic, M. Gobbi, M. Donolato, M. Cantoni, and R. Bertacco: Domain wall displacement in Py square ring for single nanometric magnetic bead detection, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 203502 (2008).
  32. D. Petti, R. Bertacco, S. Brivio, M. Cantoni, A. Cattoni, and F. Ciccacci: X-ray photoemission study of the Au/La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 interface formation, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 044903 (2008).
  33. A. Cattoni, R. Bertacco, M. Cantoni, F. Ciccacci, H. von Kaenel, and G. J. Norga: Impact of O2 exposure on surface crystallinity of clean and Ba terminated Ge(1 0 0) surfaces, Appl. Surf. Sci. 254, 2720 (2008).
  34. R. Bertacco, A. Tagliaferri, M. Riva, L. Signorini, M. Cantoni, A. Cattoni, F. Ciccacci, B. A. Davidson, F. Maccherozzi, I. Vobornik, and G. Panaccione: Surface electronic and magnetic properties of La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 thin films with extended metallicity above the Curie temperature, Phys. Rev. B 78, 035448 (2008).
  35. R. Bertacco, S. Brivio, M. Cantoni, A. Cattoni, D. Petti, M. Finazzi, F. Ciccacci, A. A. Sidorenko, M. Ghidini, G. Allodi, and R. De Renzi: Proximity effects induced by a gold layer on La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 102506 (2007).
  36. S. Brivio, M. Cantoni, D. Petti, A. Cattoni, R. Bertacco, M. Finazzi, F. Ciccacci, A. Sidorenko, G. Allodi, M. Ghidini, and R. de Renzi: Decrease of the Curie temperature in La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films induced by Au capping, Mat. Sci. Eng. B 144, 93 (2007).
  37. S. Picozzi, C. Ma, Z. Yang, R. Bertacco, M. Cantoni, A. Cattoni, D. Petti, S. Brivio, and F. Ciccacci: Oxygen vacancies and induced changes in the electronic and magnetic structures of La0.66Sr0.33MnO3: A combined ab initio and photoemission study, Phys. Rev. B 75, 094418 (2007).
  38. M. Cantoni, M. Riva, G. Isella, R. Bertacco, and F. Ciccacci: Ultrathin Fe films on single-crystal and virtual Ge(001) substrates: Towards the control of magnetic properties, Appl. Surf. Sci. 252, 5304 (2006).
  39. M. Cantoni, M. Riva, R. Bertacco, and F. Ciccacci: Uniaxial magnetic anisotropies in Fe films on single crystal and virtual Ge(001) substrates studied with spin polarized inverse photoemission and MOKE, Phys. Rev. B 74, 134415 (2006).
  40. A. Cattoni, R. Bertacco, M. Riva, M. Cantoni, F. Ciccacci, H. von Känel, and G. J. Norga: Effect of Ba termination layer on chemical and electrical passivation of Ge (100) surfaces, Mat. Sci. Semicond. Process. 9, 701 (2006).
  41. R. Bertacco, M. Riva, M. Cantoni, L. Signorini, and F. Ciccacci: Epitaxial La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 thin films with metallic behavior above the Curie temperature, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 252502 (2005).
  42. M. Cantoni, M. Riva, G. Isella, R. Bertacco, and F. Ciccacci: Fe thin films grown on single-crystal and virtual Ge(001) substrates, J. Appl. Phys. 97, 093906 (2005).
  43. U. Lüders, M. Bibes, J. Bobo, M. Cantoni, R. Bertacco, and J. Fontcuberta: Enhanced magnetic moment and conductive behavior in NiFe2O4 spinel ultrathin films, Phys. Rev. B 71, 134419 (2005).
  44. R. Bertacco, M. Riva, M. Cantoni, F. Ciccacci, M. Portalupi, A. Brambilla, L. Duò, P. Vavassori, F. Gustavsson, J.-M. George, M. Marangolo, M. Eddrief, and V. H. Etgens: Electronic, magnetic, and structural properties of the Fe/ZnSe interface, Phys. Rev. B 69, 054421 (2004).
  45. M. Portalupi, R. Bertacco, M. Cantoni, A. Brambilla, M. Riva, and L. D. F. Ciccacci: Electronic and magnetic properties of the Fe/ZnSe(0 0 1) interface, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 272--276, 1907 (2004).
  46. M. Cantoni and R. Bertacco: High efficiency apparatus for spin polarized inverse photoemission, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2387 (2004).
  47. M. Cantoni, M. Marseguerra, and E. Zio: Genetic algorithms and Monte Carlo simulation for optimal plant design, Reliab. Eng. Syst. Safe 68, 29 (2000).


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