List of Publications

Generalized Holographic Principle, Gauge Invariance and the Emergence of Gravity à la Wilczek

Andrea Addazi, Pisin Chen, Filippo Fabrocini, Chris Fields, Enrico Greco, Matteo Lulli, Antonino Marcianò, Roman Pasechnik Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science, (2021) 8:563450, June 2021DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2021.563450 Abstract:We show that a generalized version of the holographic principle can be derived from the Hamiltonian description of information flow within a quantum system that maintains a separable state. We then show that this generalizedContinue reading “Generalized Holographic Principle, Gauge Invariance and the Emergence of Gravity à la Wilczek”

Paleoproteomic profiling of organic residues on prehistoric pottery from Malta

Davide Tanasi, Annamaria Cucina, Vincenzo Cunsolo*, Rosaria Saletti, Antonella Di Francesco, Enrico Greco, Salvatore Foti Amino Acids volume 53, pages 295–312(2021)DOI: 10.1007/s00726-021-02946-4 Abstract:Mass spectrometry-based approaches have been successfully applied for identifying ancient proteins in bones and other tissues. On the contrary, there are relatively few examples of the successful recovery and identification of archeological protein residues from ceramic artifacts; this isContinue reading “Paleoproteomic profiling of organic residues on prehistoric pottery from Malta”

Deep Neural Networks as the Semi-classical Limit of Quantum Neural Networks

Antonino Marciano, Filippo Fabrocini*, Enrico Greco*, Kostas Terzidis Preprint on arXive, June 2020https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.00142 Abstract:Our work intends to show that: (1) Quantum Neural Networks (QNN) can be mapped onto spin-networks, with the consequence that the level of analysis of their operation can be carried out on the side of Topological Quantum Field Theories (TQFT); (2) Deep Neural Networks (DNN)Continue reading “Deep Neural Networks as the Semi-classical Limit of Quantum Neural Networks”

Gold-core lithium-doped titania sell nanostructures for plasmon-enhanced visible light harvesting with photocatalytic activity

Enrico Greco*, Stefano Andrea Balsamo, Giuseppe Maccarrone, Domenico Mello, Enrico Ciliberto, Jing Shang*, Tong Zhu* Journal of Nanoparticle Research volume 22, Article number: 164 (2020) DOI: 10.1007/s11051-020-04876-w Abstract:A simple sol-gel synthesis method has been developed to synthesize uniform nanospheres of gold lithium-doped titanium dioxide in anatase phase (Au/Li-TiO2) with a well-defined core-shell structure with the Li-doped titania as shell and Au nanoparticles as core. The resulting core-shellContinue reading “Gold-core lithium-doped titania sell nanostructures for plasmon-enhanced visible light harvesting with photocatalytic activity”

NMR spectroscopy and micro-analytical techniques for studying the constitutive materials and the state of conservation of an ancient Tapa barkcloth from Polynesia, is. Wallis

Valeria Di Tullio, Brenda Doherty, Donatella Capitani, Costanza Miliani, Enrico Greco, Enrico Ciliberto, Luciana Rossi, Noemi Proietti Journal of Cultural Heritage, Volume 45, 2020, Pag. 379-388DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2020.02.009 Abstract:In this study a multi-analytical approach has been performed to characterise the constitutive materials of an ancient painted barkcloth or Tapa. Originating from Wallis Island, Polynesia, this clothContinue reading “NMR spectroscopy and micro-analytical techniques for studying the constitutive materials and the state of conservation of an ancient Tapa barkcloth from Polynesia, is. Wallis”

COVER ACS Omega | December 2019

Enrico Greco ACS Omega, vol. 4, issue 25, December 17th 2019https://pubs.acs.org/toc/acsodf/4/25 In this cover, one of the most iconic buildings of the modern district of Beijing represents a graphene-based aerogel bonded with an intrinsically conductive copolymer and its great electrical conductivity. InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun at Topwin Center by courtesy of HOK.

Synthesis of Polyacetylene-like Modified Graphene Oxide Aerogel and Its Enhanced Electrical Properties

Enrico Greco, Jing Shang, Jiali Zhu, Tong Zhu ACS Omega 2019, 4, 25, 20948-20954DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b02097 Abstract:A graphene-based or carbon-based aerogel is a three-dimensional (3D) solid material in which the carbon atoms are arranged in a sheet-like nanostructure. In this study, we report the synthesis of low-density polymer-modified aerogel monoliths by 3D macroassemblies of graphene oxide sheetsContinue reading “Synthesis of Polyacetylene-like Modified Graphene Oxide Aerogel and Its Enhanced Electrical Properties”

Proteomic Analyses on an Ancient Egyptian Cheese and Biomolecular Evidence of Brucellosis

Enrico Greco*, Ola El-Aguizy, Mona Fouad Ali, Salvatore Foti, Vincenzo Cunsolo, Rosaria Saletti, Enrico Ciliberto Analytical Chemistry 2018, 90, 16, 9673-9676DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b02535 Abstract:The material analyzed in this study is probably the most ancient archeological solid residue of cheese ever found to date. The sample was collected during the Saqqara Cairo University excavations in the tomb ofContinue reading “Proteomic Analyses on an Ancient Egyptian Cheese and Biomolecular Evidence of Brucellosis”

1H NMR, 1H-1H 2D TOCSY and GC-MS analyses for the identification of olive oil on Early Bronze Age pottery from Castelluccio (Noto, Italy)

Davide Tanasi*, Enrico Greco*, Radwan Ebna Noor, Stephanie Feola, Vasantha Kumar, Anita Crispino, Ioannis Gelis Analytical methods 10(23), 2756-2763, May 2018DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00420J Abstract:The development of analytical research in recent decades, at the edge between analytical chemistry and archaeology, provides new methods for the study of organic residues that are usually highly sensitive to natural decay. Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)Continue reading “1H NMR, 1H-1H 2D TOCSY and GC-MS analyses for the identification of olive oil on Early Bronze Age pottery from Castelluccio (Noto, Italy)”

1 H- 1 H NMR 2D-TOCSY, ATR FT-IR and SEM-EDX for the identification of organic residues on Sicilian prehistoric pottery

Davide Tanasi, Enrico Greco, Valeria Di Tullio, Donatella Capitani, Domenica Gullì, Enrico Ciliberto Microchemical Journal, Volume 135, November 2017, Pages 140-147DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2017.08.010 Abstract: Insights into the diets of early societies can be gained, indirectly, from the cultural evidence of artefacts related to food procurement, preparation and consumption and human skeletal remains. However, more direct evidence forContinue reading “1 H- 1 H NMR 2D-TOCSY, ATR FT-IR and SEM-EDX for the identification of organic residues on Sicilian prehistoric pottery”

A new method for the preparation of gelatin nanolayer: a possible approach to the in situ consolidation of damaged gelatin photographic emulsions

Maha Ahmed Ali*, Mona Fouad Ali, Enrico Ciliberto, Enrico Greco, Domenico Mello, Ezio Viscuso  Applied Physics A volume 122:552 (2016)DOI: 10.1007/s00339-016-0054-3 Abstract:A major objective of all conservation treatments is to increase the physical and chemical stability of the objects being treated. Given that photographic gelatin emulsions are highly susceptible to different forms of damage such as flaking, cracking, and powdering, consolidation treatments oftenContinue reading “A new method for the preparation of gelatin nanolayer: a possible approach to the in situ consolidation of damaged gelatin photographic emulsions”

A new preparation of doped photocatalytic TiO2 anatase nanoparticles: a preliminary study for the removal of pollutants in confined museum areas

Enrico Greco*, Enrico Ciliberto, Antonio M. E. Cirino, Donatella Capitani, Valeria Di Tullio Applied Physics A volume 122:530 (2016)DOI: 10.1007/s00339-016-0057-0 Abstract:The use of nanotechnology in conservation is a relatively new concept. Usually, classical cleanup methods take into account the use of other chemicals: On the one hand they help the environment destroying pollutants, but on the other hand they often become newContinue reading “A new preparation of doped photocatalytic TiO2 anatase nanoparticles: a preliminary study for the removal of pollutants in confined museum areas”

Nanoparticle-based concretes for the restoration of historical and contemporary buildings: a new way for CO2 reduction in architecture

Enrico Greco*, Enrico Ciliberto, Pietro Damiano Verdura, Elio Lo Giudice, Giuseppe Navarra  Applied Physics A volume 122:524 (2016)DOI: 10.1007/s00339-016-0056-1 Abstract:The production of the cement is a highly energy-intensive process and contributes to the release of pollutants into the atmosphere due to both the chemical reactions occurring in the kiln and, in most cases, the burning of fossil fuels for power production. So,Continue reading “Nanoparticle-based concretes for the restoration of historical and contemporary buildings: a new way for CO2 reduction in architecture”

Investigation and conservation of El-Shenawy palace photographic collection in Mansoura, Egypt

Maha Ahmed Ali* , Mona Fouad Ali, Sawsan Darwish, Usama Saker, Enrico Ciliberto, Enrico Greco, Ezio Viscuso Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, Vol. 15, No 3,(2015),pp. 165-185DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2774 Abstract:Paper-based photographic collections are an essential part of the Egyptian cultural heritage both for their artistic and documentary value and as a record of the history of photography, as a technique as well as aContinue reading “Investigation and conservation of El-Shenawy palace photographic collection in Mansoura, Egypt”

Preface – YOCOCU 2012, an Efficient Collision

Simone Cagno, Enrico Greco, Andrea Macchia, Fernanda Prestileo Procedia Chemistry Volume 8, 2013, Pages 1-2DOI: 10.1016/j.proche.2013.03.001 Abstract:In chemistry for a collision to be efficient, i.e. breaking atomic bonds allowing the formation of new molecules and compounds, the reagents have to collide with an energy that is proportional to the bond strength and a direction that depends onContinue reading “Preface – YOCOCU 2012, an Efficient Collision”

Surface and Bulk Investigations of Organ Metal Pipe Degradation

Antonio Bovelacci, Enrico Ciliberto, Enrico Greco*, Ezio Viscuso Procedia Chemistry Volume 8, 2013, Pages 130-138DOI: 10.1016/j.proche.2013.03.018 Abstract:In literature the most studied organ degradation processes are related to instruments located in Northen Europe where the ageing of metal alloys is influenced by the environment and the climate typical of those regions. This paper focuses on some examples ofContinue reading “Surface and Bulk Investigations of Organ Metal Pipe Degradation”

A study case: the walls of Charles V in Syracuse between diagnosis and design

Enrico Greco, Salvatore La Delfa, Stefano Zito In book: L’Architettura del cantiere, caratteri e strategie per la gestione degli interventi sul costruitoDOI: 10.13140/2.1.2948.6404 Abstract:The characterization of the samples collected from the Historical Walls of Charles V in Syracuse represents a typical example of diagnostic research that helps the recovery of architectural heritage. Different analysis techniques wereContinue reading “A study case: the walls of Charles V in Syracuse between diagnosis and design”

Problems of illumination of Cultural Heritage: the case of realgar

Andrea Macchia, Giorgia Roscioli, Enrico Greco, Luigi Campanella, Adriana Maras YOCOCU: Contribute and role of youth in conservation of cultural heritage, ISBN: 978-88-97484-01-1DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4521.5046 Abstract:To plan an exhibition of cultural heritage in a museum it’s necessary to consider different aspects, firstly the safe conservation of the exposed objects, secondly the optimal vision offered to visitors forContinue reading “Problems of illumination of Cultural Heritage: the case of realgar”

Conservation of copper alloys artefacts from archaeological excavation

Maura Mereu, Vilma Basilissi, Giuseppe Guida, Massimo Vidale, Maria Pia Casaletto, Gabriel Maria Ingo, Luciana Drago, Enrico Greco YOCOCU: Contribute and role of youth in conservation of cultural heritage, ISBN: 978-88-97484-01-1DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2424.3525 Abstract:The conservation work on the pilgrim’s flask from Casale del Fosso necropolis is a part of more comprehensive study project, which aims to examineContinue reading “Conservation of copper alloys artefacts from archaeological excavation”

Analytical characterization of plasters and stones coming from the 19th century Palazzo Fragapane in Grammichele (CT)

Fernanda Cantone, Enrico Ciliberto, Enrico Greco, Salvatore La Delfa, Gabriella Murgana YOCOCU: Contribute and role of youth in conservation of cultural heritage, ISBN: 978-88-97484-01-1DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3472.9282 Abstract:Plaster and stone samples coming from the 19 th century Palazzo Fragapane in Grammichele (CT) were collected and characterized by using several microanalytical techniques such as X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning ElectronContinue reading “Analytical characterization of plasters and stones coming from the 19th century Palazzo Fragapane in Grammichele (CT)”

The past reborn. Digital restitution of the archaeological site of Polizzello

Alessandro Fiamingo, Enrico Greco, Emanuele Sangregorio, Riccardo Giovanni Urso YOCOCU: Contribute and role of youth in conservation of cultural heritage, ISBN: 978-88-97484-01-1DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2162.2086 Abstract:In the last decade, the use of 3D reconstructions of antiquities has become a well established trend that is now widely applied to increase the value of cultural heritage. Only recently 3D computerContinue reading “The past reborn. Digital restitution of the archaeological site of Polizzello”

Use of echosounders in marine archaeology: survey of harbour in syracuse

Simona Raneri, Enrico Greco YOuth in COnservation of CUltural heritage, ISBN: 978-88-86208-59-8DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4062.7521 Abstract:Over the last ten years, the high-resolution marine geophysical survey field has witnessed significant advances in survey investigation equipment. New equipments are addressed towards the use of quantitative acoustic methods for the high-resolution mapping of the seafloor for archaeological heritage management. In particular,Continue reading “Use of echosounders in marine archaeology: survey of harbour in syracuse”


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