Daniele Varsano

Institute of Nanoscience

Italian Research Council  CNR 


Daniele Varsano activity is focused on the understanding and predicting the electronic and optical properties of nanostructured materials and biological molecules performing first principle simulations at the DFT level and beyond (by using many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) methods). My interests are dedicated to the methodological development of computational schemes based on quantum-mechanical descriptions of interacting electrons and light-matter interaction for theoretical spectroscopies, with applications in the field of biophysics, nanotechnology and energy conversion. A list of topics includes:

  • First principle calculation for the electronic and optical properties of low-dimensional systems.
  • Excitonic Instabilities
  • Methodological development in TDDFT and Many-Body Perturbation Theory
  • Optical properties of light-harvesting molecules for photovoltaic applications, biological photoreceptors and photocatalytic materials.

Selected Publications:

A monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenide as a topological excitonic insulator
D. Varsano, M. Palummo, E. Molinari, M. Rontani. Nature Nanotechnology (2020)  

Optical properties in Heterovalent Double-Perovskites: Theoretical Insight by means of Refined ab-intio methods
M. Palummo, E. Berrios, D. Varsano,  G. Giorgi ACS Energy Letters 5 457 (2020)  

Electronic and optical properties of doped TiO2 by many-body perturbation theory
M. O. Atambo, D. Varsano, A. Ferretti, S.S. Ataei, MJ Caldas, E. Molinari, A. Selloni Phys. Rev. Mat. 4 045401 (2019)  

Ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic coupling of spin molecular interface with high thermal stability 
G. Avvisati, C. Cardoso, D. Varsano, A. Ferretti, P. Gargiani, MG Betti Nano Letters 18, 2268 (2018)  

Carbon nanotubes as excitonic insulators
D. Varsano, S. Sorella, D. Sangalli, M. Barborini, S. Corni, E. Molinari, M. Rontani. Nature Communications 8, 1461 (2017)

Role of Quantum confinement in Anatase nanosheets
D. Varsano,  G. Giorgi, K. Yamashita and M. Palummo J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 3867 (2017) 

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