Soft Matter Spectroscopy Laboratory (SMS LAB) is a
research group at the Dipartimento di Chimica e
Chimica Industriale of the University of Pisa.
The main research activities are related to the
chemical physical study of liquid crystals (LCs) and
liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) by means of Nuclear
Magnetic Resonance (NMR) in order to understand the
origin of their peculiar properties at a molecular
In the recent years, we are working in the field of
chemical-physical characterization of iron oxide
nanoparticles to be used as contrast agents in
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Our expertises include the study of food and
agricultural products, such as olive oil, honey and
wine, by spectroscopic methods, in particular
front-face fluorescence, UV-vis absorption and NMR