Federico Motti

Beamline scientist

Federico Motti’s research focus on strongly correlated materials, especially magnetic oxides, and engineering their properties in the form of thin films. To understand the underpinning physics, he makes use of synchrotron-based X-ray techniques such as scattering, absorption and photoemission. He is also playing an active role in the development of new instrumentation for photoemission experiments, especially in view of the upgrade of the Elettra synchrotron. He worked as a PostDoc in the laboratory of Mesoscopic Systems, a joint group of ETH-Zurich/Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland), lead by Prof. Laura Heydermann. There he worked with multiferroic thin films and superlattices grown by Pulsed Lased Deposition. In his PhD at the University of Milan, under the supervision of Prof. Giorgio Rossi, he investigated ferromagnetic/ferroelectric heterostructures and the magneto-electric coupling at their interfaces.


2019 - Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Milan, Italy

2016 - Master's Degree in Physics at the University of Milan, Italy

2013 - Bachelor Degree in Physics at the University of Milan, Italy


Within NFFA
Our Research
Rev. Sci. Instrum., 91, 085109, (2020)
An integrated ultra-high vacuum apparatus for growth and in situ characterization of complex materials
G. Vinai, F. Motti, A.Yu. Petrov, V. Polewczyk, V. Bonanni, R. Edla, B. Gobaut, J. Fujii, F. Suran, D. Benedetti, F. Salvador, A. Fondacaro, G. Rossi, G. Panaccione, B.A. Davidson and P. Torelli
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Our Research
Phys. Rev. Materials, 4, 114418, (2020)
Interplay between morphology and magnetoelectric coupling in Fe/PMN-PT multiferroic heterostructures studied by microscopy techniques
F. Motti, G. Vinai, V. Bonanni, V. Polewczyk, P. Mantegazza, T. Forrest, F. Maccherozzi, S. Benedetti, C. Rinaldi, M. Cantoni, D. Cassese, S. Prato, S.S. Dhesi, G. Rossi, G. Panaccione, and P. Torelli
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NFFA Thesis
University of Milan PhD Thesis, (2019)
Strain-mediated magneto electric coupling and beyond: case studies by in-operando spectroscopy
F. Motti (Supervisor: G. Rossi)
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