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 Nicola Manini  
 birth  Cles (Trento, Italy), 6-06-1967
 address  Physics Department
  Università degli Studi di Milano
  Via Celoria 16 - 20133 Milano - ITALY
 tel  +39 02 50317355
  nicola.manini@fisica.unimi.it
  materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/
 OrcId  orcid.org/0000-0003-4374-6374
 ResearcherId  A-7632-2018

Appointments

2011- : associate professor - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

2001-2011: assistant professor - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

2000-2001: research scientist - I.N.F.M. and SISSA - Trieste, Italy, in E. Tosatti's group.

1995-2000: research scientist - E.S.R.F. - Grenoble, France, in M. Altarelli's group.

1992: 6 months' scholarship holder - Yale Univ. - New Haven CT, USA, in F. Iachello's group.

Education

1995, Oct. 27 - Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Theory at SISSA - Trieste - Italy cum summa laude. Supervisor: E. Tosatti. External referee: D. Baeriswyl. Thesis title: Electron - Vibron Coupling in Charged Fullerene, Berry Phase, and Superconductivity, iris.sissa.it/handle/20.500.11767/3874 .

1991, Sep. 19 - M.Sc. in Physics at Università degli Studi di Trento - Italy, with full marks and honor 110/110 cum laude. Thesis title: Vibrational Spectroscopy of Four-atomic Molecules. Supervisors: F. Iachello (Yale University), S. Oss, and M. Scotoni (Trento University).

Current Research Projects

Nanofriction: understanding the nanoscale mechanisms for the conversion of mechanical energy into heat; bridging the gap from the nano to the macro scale; friction and dissipation in layers of colloidal particles; nanomanipulation of nano clusters or pieces of layered materials.

Impurity states in semiconductors, and their role for electron transport in the Coulomb-blockade regime.

Structural and transport properties of nanoconfined ionic liquids.

Research Focus

NM has been carrying out theoretical/computational research encompassing a broad range of themes and phenomena in the field of friction at the atomic scale. In detail, NM has contributed to the discovery and characterization of soliton-related velocity-quantization phenomena in models for the sliding of solid surfaces separated by hard lubricants. NM's group has brought this this phenomenon from the domain of 1D models to realistic 3D conditions, and connected it with known dynamical synchronization phenomena of the Shapiro-steps type. Related research has focused on energy dissipation in quantum-mechanical mesoscopic models, energy transport in quasicrystals, and friction/dissipation/synchronization in colloidal layers. NM has lead a COST Action on nano and mesoscale friction, and has contributed to the assessment of the present state of the art of this field, with a Reviews of Modern Physics Colloquium. Research in nanofriction involves collaboration with several top scientists in the field, including O.M. Braun, E. Gnecco, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, M. Urbakh, A. Vanossi, S. Zapperi.

Further interests of NM's research include:

In carrying out his research, NM has collaborated with several scientists, notably young researchers, Ph.D research students and undergraduates. Co-authorship in the publication list cover these interactions at least partly. Among those collaborators, a mention should be made of T. Sedivcova, whom NM directed for her postdoc work in Milano from Mar 01, 2007 to Nov 30, 2008.

Research Grants

2012-2017: NM led the collaborative effort culminating in the COST Action Understanding and Controlling Nano and Mesoscale Friction, approved in May 2013, and running from 08/10/2013 to 07/10/2017 www.cost.eu/domains_actions/mpns/Actions/MP1303 , on an annual budget in the 130 Keuro region, involving 200+ participants from 27 countries. The Action web site www.nanofriction.org/ records the organized events. NM has served MP1303 as Chair.

2015-2018: participation to a H2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN) Excellent Science, Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015, in the role of local coordinator (scored above threshold but not funded, resubmitted 2016, 2017, and 2018).

2001-current: participation to several funded projects (several Italian PRIN/COFIN, FIRB, the EU-funded projects NANOQUANTA Network of Excellence - VI FP - and e-I3-ETSF - VII FP).

Teaching Experience

Supervised students (University of Milano):

Ph.D. in physics:

  1. A. Bordoni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/BordoniPhD.pdf

M.Sc. (laurea magistrale) in physics:

  1. A. Silva - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/silva.pdf
  2. M. Mantovani - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/mantovani.pdf
  3. F. Arrigoni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/arrigoni.pdf
  4. P. Ponzellini - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/ponzelliniMag.pdf
  5. S.V. Paronuzzi Ticco - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/paronuzziMag.pdf
  6. R. Manenti - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/manenti.pdf
  7. E. Arduca - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/arduca.pdf
  8. D. Dragoni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/dragoni.pdf
  9. N. Ferri - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/ferriMag.pdf
  10. I.E. Castelli - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/castelliMag.pdf
  11. C. Negri - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/negriMag.pdf
  12. M. Cesaratto - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/cesarattoMag.pdf
  13. F. Bonelli - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/bonelliMag.pdf
  14. A. Miglio - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/miglio.pdf
  15. M. Cazzaniga - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/cazzaniga.pdf
  16. P. Gattari - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/gattari.pdf
  17. A. Del Monte - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/del_monte.pdf
  18. A. Bordoni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/bordoni.pdf

B.Sc. (laurea triennale) in physics:

  1. M. Caresana - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/caresana.pdf
  2. M. Colombo - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/colombo.pdf
  3. G. Riva - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/riva.pdf
  4. M. Rossini - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/rossini.pdf
  5. S. Trevisan - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/trevisan.pdf
  6. E. Tentori - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/tentori.pdf
  7. C. Apostoli - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/apostoli.pdf
  8. C. Paulin - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/paulin.pdf
  9. L. Consonni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/consonni.pdf
  10. M. Bellagente - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/bellagente.pdf
  11. P. Torta - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/torta.pdf
  12. A. Stenco - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/stenco.pdf
  13. J. Ciccoianni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/ciccoianni.pdf
  14. M. Bozzetti - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/bozzetti.pdf
  15. G. Giusti - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/giusti.pdf
  16. A. Culatti - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/culatti.pdf
  17. M. Redaelli - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/redaelli.pdf
  18. F. Di Giovanni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/di_giovanni.pdf
  19. F. Civillini - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/civillini.pdf
  20. G. Fornasier - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/fornasier.pdf
  21. P. Valena - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/valena.pdf
  22. M. Mirigliano - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/mirigliano.pdf
  23. S. Mandelli - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/mandelli.pdf
  24. F. Vannini - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/vannini.pdf
  25. A. Nomellini - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/nomellini.pdf
  26. T. Meledina - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/meledina.pdf
  27. J. Marchi - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/marchi.pdf
  28. C. Agnesi - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/agnesi.pdf
  29. C.M. Sanavio - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/sanavio.pdf
  30. A. Falbo - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/falbo.pdf
  31. M. Invernizzi - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/invernizzi.pdf
  32. F. Delodovici - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/delodovici.pdf
  33. T.M. Mazzolari - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/mazzolari.pdf
  34. A. Vigentini - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/vigentini.pdf
  35. G. Faraone - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/faraone.pdf
  36. G.E. Roat - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/roat.pdf
  37. M. Isella - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/isella.pdf
  38. S.V. Paronuzzi Ticco - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/paronuzzi.pdf
  39. P. Comensoli - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/comensoli.pdf
  40. G. Pungillo - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/pungillo.pdf
  41. M. Manzoni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/manzoni.pdf
  42. R. Meloni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/meloni.pdf
  43. M. Zecchin - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/zecchin.pdf
  44. F. Brivio - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/brivio.pdf
  45. P. Ponzellini - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/ponzellini.pdf
  46. G. Pagano - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/pagano.pdf
  47. A. Paroni - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/paroni.pdf
  48. E. Diato - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/diato.pdf
  49. N. Ferri - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/ferri.pdf
  50. N.S. Falzoi - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/falzoi.pdf
  51. B. Van Hattem - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/van_hattem.pdf
  52. E. Distante - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/distante.pdf
  53. C. Negri - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/negri.pdf
  54. I.E. Castelli - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/castelli.pdf
  55. F. Caruso - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/caruso.pdf
  56. M. Cesaratto - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/cesaratto.pdf
  57. M. Korbman - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/korbman.pdf
  58. F. Bonelli - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/bonelli.pdf
  59. A. Bugada - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/bugada.pdf
  60. G. Diana - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/diana.pdf
  61. E. Cinquanta - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/cinquanta.pdf
  62. G. Divitini - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/divitini.pdf
  63. G. La Spada - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/la_spada.pdf
  64. F. Dalla Piazza - materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/theses/dalla_piazza.pdf

Courses Taught:

2011-current: Solid-State Physics 1 (Fisica dei Solidi 1, 42 hours/year, 48 hours until 2017) for the Master's degree in Physics - University of Milano.

2011-current: Structure of Matter 1 (Struttura della Materia 1, 80 hours/year) for the Bachelor's degree in Physics - University of Milano. Lecture notes and proposed exercises are available at materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/dida/Struttura_della_Materia_1.html .

2003-current: Quantum Theory of Matter for the Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics PhD School - University of Milano (10 hours/year).

2010: Surface Physics 1 (Fisica delle Superfici 1, 48 hours/year) for the Master's degree in Physics - University of Milano.

2008-2009: Physical methods applied to biotechnology (Metodi fisici applicati alle biotecnologie, 24 hours/year) for the Master's degree in Biotechnology - University of Milano. Detailed program and slides are available at materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/dida/Metodi_Fisici_Biotecnologie.html .

2003-2009: Structure of Matter 1 (Struttura della Materia 1, 60 hours/year) for the Bachelor's degree in Physics - University of Milano. With the adaptation of the Milan-University higher-education programs to the Bologna process, NM was charged to plan the contents of this first-cycle new course. The conceptual conversion of the old Structure of Matter into the current Physics of Condensed Matter is the result of that evolution. NM's lecture notes were published with Springer.

2002-2010: appointed teacher of Vibronic effects in molecules and molecular solids at SISSA, Trieste.

2001-2003: practicals for Structure of Matter (Struttura della Materia, 30 hours/year) for the pre-Bologna-style 4-years M.Sc. diploma (Laurea quadriennale) in Physics - University of Milano.

1994, 1995, 2000: trainer of the Italian Physics Olympiads Team.

1991-1992: math and physics at high-school level (students of age 13-19) in Trento and Rovereto, Italy (16 weeks - 18 hours/week).

Administrative Experience

2008: member of the committee for the selection of the Director of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility.

2007-2010: member of the teaching executive board (Giunta) for the Physics Department at University of Milano.

2006-current: proposer and local contact of the Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (PCAM) European Doctorate network.

2006-2008: member of the Faculty-of-Science executive board (Giunta) of University of Milano.

2003-2011 and 2013-current: member of the Board of the PhD School in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics of the University of Milano. In years 2003-2007 NM was in charge of the Board's Scientific Secretariat.

1998-current: Referee of approximately 90 manuscripts for the following journals: Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., Chem. Phys. Lett., Commun. Theor. Phys., Comput. Theor. Chem., Eur. Phys. J. B, Europhys Lett., J. Mol. Struct., J. Nanopart. Res., J. Phys. B, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, J. Supercond. Novel Magnet., Model. Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., Nat. Commun., Philos. Mag., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Phys. Lett. A, Phys. Rev. A + B + E + Lett., Phys. Status Solidi B, Tribol. Lett., and Rep. Math. Phys.

2002-current: Referee of research projects for: the German Research Foundation (DFG); the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR); the Italian Supercomputing Center CINECA; Leiden Univ. & Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam & Delft Univ. Technol. (Leading Fellows Postdoc Programme).

Organization of Conferences

2016-2017: co-organizer of the Joint ICTP-COST-MODPHYSFRICT Conference on 'Trends in Nanotribology 2017' (TiN17), Trieste, June 26-30, 2017 - indico.ictp.it/event/7971/ .

2013-2015: co-organizer of the Condensed Matter Highlights workshop series in Milan, sites.google.com/site/somunimi/

2010-2011: co-organizer of the Joint ICTP/FANAS Conference on Trends in Nanotribology, Trieste, Sep. 12-16, 2011 - indico.ictp.it/event/a10163/ , and co-editor of the proceedings Tribology Letters vol. 48/1 link.springer.com/journal/11249/48/1/ .

2008-2009: co-organizer of the Joint ICTP/FANAS Conference on Trends in Nanotribology, Trieste, Oct. 19-24, 2009 - indico.ictp.it/event/a08185/ , and co-editor of the proceedings Tribology Letters vol. 39/3 link.springer.com/journal/11249/39/3/ .

2005-2006: co-organizer of the International Symposium on the Jahn-Teller Effects: Novel Aspects in Orbital Physics and Vibronic Dynamics of Molecules and Crystals, Trieste, Aug. 28-31, 2006 - indico.ictp.it/event/a05220 , and co-editor of the proceedings J. Mol. Struct. vol. 838 www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00222860/838 .

2003-2004: co-organizer of the Mini-Colloquium Theory of Optical and Dielectric Properties of Condensed Matter at the 20th General Conference Condensed Matter Division European Physical Society, Prague, Czech Republic, July 19-23, 2004.

2003-2004: co-organizer of the Fullerene - Solid State Symposium, at the 205th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, San Antonio TX, USA, May 9-13, 2004.

Languages

Italian: Mother tongue; English: CEFR-C2; French: Fluent.

Computing Skills

Current OSs: linux, android, MS-Windows; past OS experience: aix, hp-ux, MS-dos, Mac OS, vms.

Programming: c++, python, perl, fortran, Mathematica, unix shell/sed/awk, html, usage of standard numerical libraries (lapack, Numerical Recipes) and parallel-computer environments (mpi).

Editors/utilities: emacs, latex, xmgrace, gimp, rawtherapee, xfig, libreoffice, google drive.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

95. GeVn complexes for silicon-based room-temperature single-atom nanoelectronics, S. Achilli, N. Manini, G. Onida, T. Shinada, T. Tanii, and E. Prati, submitted to Sci. Rep.

94. Recent highlights in nanoscale and mesoscale friction, A. Vanossi, D. Dietzel, A. Schirmeisen, E. Meyer, R. Pawlak, T. Glatzel, M. Kisiel, S. Kawai, and N. Manini, submitted to Beilstein J. Nanotechnol.

93. Directional and Angular Locking in the Driven Motion of Au Islands on MoS2, F. Trillitzsch, R. Guerra, A. Janas, N. Manini, F. Krok, and E. Gnecco, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.

92. 'Planetary' silver nanoparticles held in orbit by electric charge, S. Marom, R. Modi, M. Plesser, N. Manini, and M. Di Vece, submitted to Appl. Phys. Lett.

91. Sliding states of a soft-colloid cluster crystal: Cluster versus single-particle hopping, M. Rossini, L. Consonni, A. Stenco, L. Reatto, and N. Manini, Phys. Rev. E 97, 052614 (2018).

90. Experimental observation of the Aubry transition in two-dimensional colloidal monolayers, T. Brazda, A. Silva, N. Manini, A. Vanossi, R. Guerra, E. Tosatti, and C. Bechinger Phys. Rev. X 8, 011050 (2018).

89. Analytic understanding and control of dynamical friction, E. Panizon, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, G. Riva, and N. Manini, Phys. Rev. B 97, 104104 (2018).

88. Lifted graphene nanoribbons on gold: from smooth sliding to multiple stick-slip regimes, L. Gigli, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, R. Guerra, and A. Vanossi, Nanoscale 10, 2073 (2018).

87. Protomene: A new carbon allotrope, F. Delodovici, N. Manini, R.S. Wittman, D.S. Choi, M. Al Fahim, and L.A. Burchfield, Carbon 126, 574 (2018).

86. Atomic scale front propagation at the onset of frictional sliding, S. Bonfanti, A. Taloni, C. Negri, A.L. Sellerio, N. Manini, and S. Zapperi, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 5438 (2017).

85. Velocity dependence of sliding friction on a crystalline surface, C. Apostoli, G. Giusti, J. Ciccoianni, G. Riva, R. Capozza, R. L. Woulaché, A. Vanossi, E. Panizon, and N. Manini, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 2186 (2017).

84. Graphene nanoribbons on gold: Understanding superlubricity and edge effects, L. Gigli, N. Manini, A. Benassi, E. Tosatti, A. Vanossi, and R. Guerra, 2D Mater. 4, 045003 (2017).

83. Finite-temperature phase diagram and critical point of the Aubry pinned-sliding transition in a two-dimensional monolayer, D. Mandelli, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 95, 245403 (2017).

82. Current trends in the physics of nanoscale friction, N. Manini, G. Mistura, G. Paolicelli, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi, Adv. Phys. X 2, 569 (2017).

81. Novamene: A new class of carbon allotropes, L.A. Burchfield, M. Al Fahim, R.S. Wittman, F. Delodovici, and N. Manini, Heliyon 3, e00242 (2017).

80. Friction and Nonlinear Dynamics, N. Manini, O.M. Braun, E. Tosatti, R. Guerra, and A. Vanossi, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 293001 (2016).

79. Subharmonic Shapiro steps of sliding colloidal monolayers in optical lattices, S.V. Paronuzzi Ticco, G. Fornasier, N. Manini, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 134006 (2016).

78. Superlubric-Pinned Transition in Sliding Incommensurate Colloidal Monolayers, D. Mandelli, A. Vanossi, M. Invernizzi, S. Paronuzzi, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 92, 134306 (2015).

77. Friction Boosted by Equilibrium Misalignment of Incommensurate Two-Dimensional Colloid Monolayers, D. Mandelli, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 108302 (2015).

76. Oxidation of carbynes: signatures in infrared spectra, E. Cinquanta, N. Manini, L. Ravagnan, L. Caramella, G. Onida, P. Milani, and P. Rudolf, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 244708 (2014).

75. Thermal formation of carbynes, T.M. Mazzolari and N. Manini, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 26, 215302 (2014).

74. Soliton dynamics in a solid lubricant during sliding friction, A. Vigentini, B. Van Hattem, E. Diato, P. Ponzellini, T. Meledina, A. Vanossi, G. Santoro, E. Tosatti, and N. Manini, Phys. Rev. B 89, 094301 (2014).

73. Hydrostatic strain enhancement in laterally confined SiGe nanostripes, G.M. Vanacore, M. Chaigneau, N. Barrett, M. Bollani, F. Boioli, M. Salvalaglio, F. Montalenti, N. Manini, L. Caramella, P. Biagioni, D. Chrastina, G. Isella, O. Renault, M. Zani, R. Sordan, G. Onida, R. Ossikovski, H.-J. Drouhin, and A. Tagliaferri, Phys. Rev. B 88, 115309 (2013); a figure was selected for prb.aps.org/kaleidoscope/September2013 .

72. Influence of substrate potential shape on the dynamics of a sliding lubricant chain, R.L. Woulaché, A. Vanossi, and N. Manini, Phys. Rev. E 88, 012810 (2013).

71. Colloquium: Modeling friction: From nanoscale to mesoscale, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, M. Urbakh, S. Zapperi, and E. Tosatti, Rev. Mod. Phys. 85, 529 (2013).

70. Size Scaling of Static Friction, O.M. Braun, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 085503 (2013).

69. Static and dynamic friction in sliding colloidal monolayers, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 16429 (2012).

68. Orthorhombic fulleride (CH3NH2)K3C60 close to Mott-Hubbard instability: Ab initio study, A. Potočnik, N. Manini, M. Komelj, E. Tosatti, and D. Arčon, Phys. Rev. B 86, 085109 (2012).

67. Mechanical properties of carbynes investigated by ab initio total-energy calculations, I.E. Castelli, P. Salvestrini, and N. Manini, Phys. Rev. B. 85, 214110 (2012).

66. Interfacial layering of a room-temperature ionic liquid thin film on mica: a computational investigation, D. Dragoni, N. Manini, and P. Ballone, ChemPhysChem 13, 1772 (2012).

65. Carbon sp chains in graphene nanoholes, I.E. Castelli, N. Ferri, G. Onida, and N. Manini, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 104019 (2012).

64. Nano-indentation of a room-temperature ionic liquid film on silica: a computational experiment, P. Ballone, M.G. Del Popolo, S. Bovio, A. Podestà, P. Milani, and N. Manini, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 2475 (2012).

63. Vibrational characterization of dinaphthylpolyynes: A model system for the study of end-capped sp carbon chains, E. Cinquanta, L. Ravagnan, I.E. Castelli, F. Cataldo, N. Manini, G. Onida, and P. Milani, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 194501 (2011).

62. Crossover from adiabatic to antiadiabatic quantum pumping with dissipation, F. Pellegrini, C. Negri, F. Pistolesi, N. Manini, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 060401 (2011).

61. Crystalline misfit-angle implications for solid sliding, N. Manini and O.M. Braun, Phys. Lett. A 375, 2946 (2011).

60. Dependence of boundary lubrication on the misfit angle between the sliding surfaces, O.M. Braun and N. Manini, Phys. Rev. E 83, 021601 (2011); a figure was selected for pre.aps.org/kaleidoscope/February2011 .

59. Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling of Naphthyl-Terminated sp Carbon Chains: Dinaphthylpolyynes, F. Cataldo, L. Ravagnan, E. Cinquanta, I.E. Castelli, N. Manini, G. Onida, and P. Milani, J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 14834 (2010).

58. Ab initio intraband contributions to the optical properties of metals, M. Cazzaniga, L. Caramella, N. Manini, and G. Onida, Phys. Rev. B 82, 035104 (2010).

57. Vibrational properties of sp carbon atomic wires in cluster-deposited carbon films, G. Onida, N. Manini, L. Ravagnan, E. Cinquanta, D. Sangalli, and P. Milani, Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 2017 (2010).

56. Comment to 'Imaging the atomic orbitals of carbon atomic chains with field-emission electron microscopy', N. Manini and G. Onida, Phys. Rev. B 81, 127401 (2010).

55. AFM dissipation topography and hysteretic phenomena at adsorbed overlayers, C. Negri, N. Manini, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 81, 045417 (2010).

54. Mesophases in nearly-2D room-temperature ionic liquids, N. Manini, M. Cesaratto, M. G. Del Popolo, and P. Ballone, J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 15602 (2009).

53. Tribology of the lubricant quantized-sliding state, I.E. Castelli, R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 174711 (2009).

52. Atomistic simulations of the sliding friction of graphene flakes, F. Bonelli, N. Manini, E. Cadelano, and L. Colombo, Eur. Phys. J. B 70, 449 (2009).

51. Effect of Axial Torsion on sp Carbon Atomic Wires, L. Ravagnan, N. Manini, E. Cinquanta, G. Onida, D. Sangalli, C. Motta, M. Devetta, A. Bordoni, P. Piseri, and P. Milani, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 245502 (2009).

50. Algebraic-matrix calculation of vibrational levels of triatomic molecules, T. Sedivcova, Hewa Y. Abdullah, and N. Manini, J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 6142 (2009).

49. DC and AC Josephson Effects with Superfluid Fermi Atoms Across a Feshbach Resonance, L. Salasnich, F. Ancilotto, N. Manini, and F. Toigo, Laser Phys. 19, 636 (2009).

48. The role of lubricant molecular shape in microscopic friction, O. M. Braun, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 78, 195402 (2008).

47. Role of transverse displacements for a quantized-velocity state of the lubricant, I.E. Castelli, N. Manini, R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 354005 (2008).

46. Nonlinear hysteretic behavior of a confined sliding layer, N. Manini, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 224020 (2008).

45. Lubricated friction between incommensurate substrates, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, and O.M. Braun, Tribol. Int. 41, 920 (2008).

44. Macroscopic periodic tunneling of Fermi atoms in the BCS-BEC crossover, L. Salasnich, N. Manini and F. Toigo, Phys. Rev. A 77, 043609 (2008).

43. Ab initio self-energy corrections in systems with metallic screening, M. Cazzaniga, N. Manini, L. G. Molinari, and G. Onida, Phys. Rev. B 77, 035117 (2008).

42. An optimized algebraic basis for molecular potentials, A. Bordoni and N. Manini, J. Phys. Chem. A 111, 12564 (2007).

41. Static Friction on the Fly: Velocity Depinning Transitions of Lubricants in Motion, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, F. Caruso, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 206101 (2007).

40. Dynamic hysteresis of a confined lubricant under shear, N. Manini, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. E 76, 046603 (2007).

39. Kink plateau dynamics in finite-size lubricant chains, M. Cesaratto, N. Manini, A. Vanossi, E. Tosatti, and G.E. Santoro, Surf. Sci. 601, 3682 (2007).

38. Hysteresis from dynamically pinned sliding states, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, N. Manini, M. Cesaratto, and E. Tosatti, Surf. Sci. 601, 3670 (2007).

37. Solitons and exact velocity quantization of incommensurate sliders, N. Manini, M. Cesaratto, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 305016 (2007).

36. Self-induced density modulations in the free expansion of Bose-Einstein condensates, L. Salasnich, N. Manini, F. Bonelli, M. Korbman, and A. Parola, Phys. Rev. A 75, 043616 (2007).

35. Mean-Field vs. Monte Carlo Equation of State for the Expansion of a Fermi Superfluid in the BCS-BEC Crossover, L. Salasnich and N. Manini, Laser Phys. 17, 169 (2007).

34. Systematic calculation of molecular vibrational spectra through a complete Morse expansion, A. Bordoni and N. Manini, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 107, 782 (2007).

33. Exactly quantized dynamics of classical incommensurate sliders, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, G. Divitini, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 056101 (2006).

32. Asymmetric frictional sliding between incommensurate surfaces, G.E. Santoro, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, G. Divitini, and E. Tosatti, Surf. Sci. 600, 2726 (2006).

31. Expansion of a Fermi Cloud in the BCS-BEC Crossover, G. Diana, N. Manini, and L. Salasnich, Phys. Rev. A 73, 065601 (2006).

30. Enumeration of many-body skeleton diagrams, L. G. Molinari and N. Manini, Eur. Phys. J. B 51, 331 (2006).

29. Condensate fraction of a Fermi gas in the BCS-BEC crossover, L. Salasnich, N. Manini, and A. Parola, Phys. Rev. A 72, 023621 (2005).

28. Bulk and collective properties of a dilute Fermi gas in the BCS-BEC crossover, N. Manini and L. Salasnich, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033625 (2005).

27. Low-energy excitations of a linearly Jahn-Teller coupled orbital quintet, N. Manini, Phys. Rev. A 71, 032503 (2005).

26. Low-energy unphysical saddle in polynomial molecular potentials, A. Del Monte, N. Manini, L.G. Molinari, and G.P. Brivio, Mol. Phys. 103, 689 (2005).

25. Jahn-Teller Spectral Fingerprint in Molecular Photoemission: C60, N. Manini, P. Gattari, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 196402 (2003).

24. Hund's rule Magnetism in C60 ions?, M. Lueders, N. Manini, P. Gattari, and E. Tosatti, Eur. Phys. J. B 35, 57 (2003).

23. Comment to 'Experimental Evidence of a Dynamic Jahn-Teller Effect in C60+', N. Manini and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 249601 (2003).

22. Coulomb couplings in positively charged fullerene, M. Lueders, A. Bordoni, N. Manini, A. Dal Corso, M. Fabrizio, and E. Tosatti, Philos. Mag. B 82, 1611 (2002).

21. Sensitivity of the Mott transition to noncubic splitting of the orbital degeneracy: Application to NH3 K3C60, N. Manini, G.E. Santoro, A. Dal Corso, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 66, 115107 (2002).

20. Observation of off-diagonal geometric phase in polarized neutron interferometer experiments, Y. Hasegawa, R. Loidl, G. Badurek, M. Baron, N. Manini, F. Pistolesi, and H. Rauch, Phys. Rev. A 65, 052111 (2002).

19. Low-Energy Scales and Temperature-Dependent Photoemission of Heavy Fermions, T.A. Costi and N. Manini, J. Low Temp. Phys. 126, 835 (2002).

18. Electron-vibration coupling constants in positively charged fullerene, N. Manini, A. Dal Corso, M. Fabrizio, and E. Tosatti, Philos. Mag. B 81, 793 (2001).

17. Off-Diagonal Geometric Phases, N. Manini and F. Pistolesi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3067 (2000).

16. Geometric Phases and Multiple Degeneracies in Harmonic Resonators, F. Pistolesi and N. Manini, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1585 (2000).

15. Berry phase and ground-state symmetry in H h dynamical Jahn-Teller systems, N. Manini and P. De Los Rios, Phys. Rev. B 62, 29 (2000).

14. The role of the Berry Phase in Dynamical Jahn-Teller Systems, N. Manini and P. De Los Rios, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 10, 8485 (1998).

13. Exact zero-point energy shift in the e (n E), t (n H) many-modes dynamic Jahn-Teller systems at strong coupling, N. Manini and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 58, 782 (1998).

12. Comment on 'Spin Polarization and Magnetic Circular Dichroism in Photoemission from the 2p Core Level of Ferromagnetic Ni', N. Manini, M. van Veenendaal, and M. Altarelli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2594 (1997).

11. Surprises in the Orbital Magnetic Moment and g-Factor of the Dynamic Jahn-Teller Ion C60-, E. Tosatti, N. Manini, and O. Gunnarsson, Phys. Rev. B 54, 17184 (1996).

10. Dynamical Jahn-Teller effect and Berry phase in positively charged fullerenes: Basic considerations, P. De Los Rios, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 54, 7157 (1996).

9. Phase Diagram of a Model of Correlated Electrons in a Lattice of Berry Molecules, G. Santoro, N. Manini, A. Parola, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 53, 828 (1996).

8. Phase Diagram of Correlated Electrons in a Lattice of Berry Phase Molecules, G. Santoro, M. Airoldi, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, and A. Parola, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 4039 (1995).

7. Enhanced Electron Pairing in a Lattice of Berry Phase Molecules, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, and S. Doniach, Phys. Rev. B 51, 3731 (1995).

6. A simple approach to correlation of rotovibrational levels of four-atomic molecules, N. Manini and S. Oss, Z. Phys. D 32, 85 (1994).

5. Anomalous attachment of low-energy electrons to C60, E. Tosatti and N. Manini, Chem. Phys. Lett. 223, 61 (1994).

4. Electron-vibron interactions in charged fullerenes. II. Pair energies and spectra, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, and A. Auerbach, Phys. Rev. B 49, 13008 (1994).

3. Electron-vibron interactions in charged fullerenes. I. Berry phases, A. Auerbach, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti, Phys. Rev. B 49, 12998 (1994).

2. VIBR3AT: a computer program for triatomic molecular spectroscopy in an algebraic approach, S. Oss, N. Manini, and R. Lemus Casillas, Comp. Phys. Comm. 74, 164 (1993).

1. Quasi-linear four-atomic molecules in the vibron model, F. Iachello, N. Manini, and S. Oss, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 156, 190 (1992).

Scientific Books and Contributed Book Chapters

6. Driven Colloidal Monolayers: Static and Dynamic Friction, A. Vanossi, N. Manini and E. Tosatti Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale 2nd ed. edited by E. Gnecco and E. Meyer (Springer, Berlin, 2015), ISBN 978-3-319-10559-8, Chap. 19, p. 427; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-10560-4_19.

5. Nanotribology: Nonlinear Mechanisms of Friction, N. Manini, O.M. Braun and A. Vanossi Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale 2nd ed. edited by E. Gnecco and E. Meyer (Springer, Berlin, 2015), ISBN 978-3-319-10559-8, Chap. 10, p. 175; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-10560-4_10.

4. Introduction to the Physics of Matter - Basic atomic, molecular, and solid-state physics, N. Manini (Springer, Cham, 2014); available as softcover (ISBN 978-3-319-14381-1) and eBook - (ISBN 978-3-319-14382-8); DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14382-8.

3. Jahn-Teller and Coulomb correlations in fullerene ions and compounds. From isolated ions to metal, insulator, and superconductor phases of alkali fulleride solids, N. Manini and E. Tosatti, (Lambert Acad. Publ., Saarbrucken, 2010), ISBN 978-3-8383-6024-9.

2. Theoretical aspects of highly correlated fullerides: metal-insulator transition, N. Manini and E. Tosatti, Fullerene-Related Materials, edited by S. Margadonna (Springer, Berlin, 2014) ISBN 978-1402044588; Chap. 6. Also at cond-mat/0602134">arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0602134

1. Introduction to the Physics of Matter, N. Manini (CUSL Milano, 1st ed. 2007, 7th ed. 2013) ISBN 978-8881326914.

Scientific Web Publications, Science Journalism

5. Colloidi e laser: una lente d'ingrandimento sul nanoattrito, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi, www.lswn.it/fisica/colloidi-e-laser-una-lente-dingrandimento-sul-nanoattrito/ (2012).

4. Black-Body extrapolation of Infrared Irradiance for occupational risk assessment, G. Pungillo, N. Manini, and F. Frigerio, Ital. J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 2, 25 (2011), www.ijoehy.it/Archivio/2_1/Ijohey2_1.htm

3. Off-diagonal geometric phases, F. Pistolesi and N. Manini, ILL Annual Report 2000, p. 76, www.ill.eu/fileadmin/users_files/Annual_Report/AR-00/p-76.htm (2000).

2. Berry's geometric phase: a review, N. Manini, materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/berryphase.html (1999).

1. Off-diagonal geometric phases, N. Manini, materia.fisica.unimi.it/manini/offdiagonal.html (1999).

Conferences, Workshops, and Proceedings Papers

NM delivered a total of 26 invited talks, plus numerous contributed talks and posters at the following conferences and workshops:

NOTE: most of NM's publications (including preprints and obscure conference proceedings) are openly accessible at arXiv.org/find/cond-mat/1/au:+manini_n/0/1/0/all/0/1

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