Pico-femto laboratory


Lab Pico-Femto

Short description

It is a laboratory where research and teaching activities are carried out about characterization of electrical properties of materials. Our laboratory is equipped with all the necessary electronic instrumentation to characterize nano- and microelectronic devices with signal levels down to the femto-Ampere and nano-Volt range. Our optical and electronic instrumentation also permits the acquisition of high-resolution optical images.

Research themes

  • thin-film transistors (TFTs) 


  • Probe station  
  • Optika high resolution microscope 
  • 200MHz-2GS / s oscilloscope 
  • N°2 keysight 
  • capacitance 
  • electrometer keithley 

Advisory services

PFL carries out activities ‘Conto terzi’ for industrial innovation needs; a scientific collaboration is ongoing  with the company ‘DPIX’ (USA) on the topic: ‘Characterization of novel microelectronic integrated circuits applied for high-energy detector technology’. 

Teaching and training

The PF laboratory offers its resources to support: 

  • Thesis development (LT/LM in Physics, MANO curriculum) 
  • Development of research projects for PhD students and postdoctoral students


Beatrice Fraboni

Full Professor