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13 Maggio, 1981

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Departmemnt of Industrial Engineering Rome Tor Vergata University – Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy

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Building of Industrial Engineering, III floor, Room n. 3164


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Current Position

RTD_B (SSD FIS/07, SC 02/D1)
Rome “Tor Vergata” University – Department of “Industrial Engineering”.


PhD in Microsystem Engineering at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Master Degree in Physics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”


General Physics II – 9 CFU
“Industrial Engineering” PhD Lecture: Ionizing radiation dosimetry in medical applications – 3 CFU
“Industrial Engineering” PhD Lecture: Thin films deposition and micro-fabrication techniques for solid-state devices – 3 CFU

Research Activities
  • Synthetic single crystal diamond based dosimeters for radiotherapy applications
  • Diamond based microdosimeters for studying the dose delivered at a cellular level by ionizing charged particle radiation
  • Diamond neutron detectors for nuclear fusion applications
  • Soft X-ray and extreme UV radiation detectors for plasma diagnostics in nuclear fusion reactors
  • Synthetic diamond non-linear sensors for two-photon detection in the 220-440 nm band.
  • Diamond based field effect transistors for high frequency high power electronic applications
  • Monocrystalline synthetic diamond substrates with functionalized surfaces for biology applications
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Publications (last 5 years)

Publications (last 5 years)
  1. “Comparison between small radiation therapy electron beams collimated by Cerrobend and tubular applicators” C. Di Venanzio, M. Marinelli, A. Tonnetti, G. Verona-Rinati, P. Bagalà, M.D. Falco, A.S. Guerra, M. Pimpinella, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 16 (2015) pp. 329-335
  2. “Gate-Source Distance Scaling Effects in H-Terminated Diamond MESFETs” C. Verona, W. Ciccognani, S. Colangeli, F. Di Pietrantonio, E. Giovine, E. Limiti, M. Marinelli, G. Verona-Rinati, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 62 (2015) pp. 1150-1156
  3. “Dosimetric characterization of a microDiamond detector in clinical scanned carbon ion beams” M. Marinelli, G. Prestopino, C. Verona, G. Verona-Rinati, M. Ciocca, A. Mirandola, A. Mairani, L. Raffaele, G. Magro, Medical Physics, 42 (2015) pp. 2085-2093
  4. “Radiation quality and ion-beam therapy: understanding the users’ needs”. G. Magrin, R. Mayer, C. Verona and Loïc Grevillot, Radiat Prot Dosimetry (2015) doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncv175
  5. “Spectroscopic properties and radiation damage investigation of a diamond based Schottky diode for ion-beam therapy microdosimetry” C. Verona, G. Magrin, P. Solevi, V. Grilj, M. Jakšić, R. Mayer, Marco Marinelli, and G. Verona-Rinati, Journal of Applied Physics 118 (2015) art. no. 184503
  6. “Analysis of the Response of CVD Diamond Detectors for UV and sX-Ray Plasma Diagnostics Installed at JET”. B. Caiffi, I. Coffey, M. Pillon, M. Osipenko, G. Prestopino, M. Ripani, M. Taiuti,C. Verona, G. Verona-Rinatie, JET-EFDA contributors, Physics Procedia Volume 62, (2015), 79
  7. “Electroluminescence from a diamond device with ion-beam-micromachined buried graphitic electrode”., Forneris J. Battiato A., Gatto Monticone D. Picollo F., Amato G. , Boarino L., Brida G., Degiovanni I.P., Enrico E., Genovese M., Moreva E., Traina P., Verona C., Verona Rinati G., Olivero P. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 348 (2015) 187.
  8. “A novel synthetic single crystal diamond device for in vivo dosimetry” Marco Marinelli, G. Prestopino, A. Tonnetti, C. Verona, G. Verona-Rinati, M. D. Falco, P. Bagalà, M. Pimpinella, A. S. Guerra, and V. De Coste, Medical Physics 42, (2015) 4636
  9. “Investigating the properties of interfacial layers in planar Schottky contacts on hydrogen-terminated diamond through direct current/small-signal characterization and radial line small-signal modelling”., F. Cappelluti, G.Ghione, S.A.O. Russell, D.A.J. Moran, C. Verona and E. Limiti, Applied Physics Letters, 106, 103504 (2015).
  10. “Overview of JET results, F. Romanelli et al. Nuclear Fusion 55 (2015) 104001.
  11. “High Temperature Performances of CVD Single Crystal Diamond Detector”. R. Pilotti , M. Angelone , S. Loreti, G. Pagano, M. Pillon, F. Sarto, Marco Marinelli, E. Milani, G. Prestopino, C. Verona, G. Verona-Rinati. Proceeding of Science, First EPs Conference on Plasma Diagnostics – 1st ECPD (2015)
  12. “Development and high temperature testing by 14 MeV neutron irradiation of single crystal diamond detectors”, Pilotti, R., Angelone, M., Pagano, G., Loreti, S., Pillon, M., Sarto, F., et al. (2016). JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 11(6), 1-9.
  13. “14.8-MeV Neutron Irradiation on H-Terminated Diamond-Based MESFETs”, Verona, C., Ciccognani, W., Colangeli, S., Limiti, E., Marinelli, M., Santoni, E., et al. (2016). IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, 37(12), 1597-1600.
  14. “Enhanced surface transfer doping of diamond by V2O5 with improved thermal stability”, K. G. Crawford, L. Cao, D. Qi, A. Tallaire, E. Limiti, C. Verona A. T. S. Wee, D. A. J. Moran, Applied Physics Letters 108 (4), 042103 (2016).
  15. “V2O5 MISFETs on H-Terminated Diamond”, Verona, C., Ciccognani, W., Colangeli, S., Limiti, E., Marinelli, M., Verona-Rinati, G., et al. (2016). IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, 63(12), 4647-4653.
  16. “High-temperature long-lasting stability assessment of a single-crystal diamond detector under high-flux neutron irradiation”, Pilotti, R., Angelone, M., Marinelli, M., Milani, E., Verona-Rinati, G., Verona, C., et al. (2016). EUROPHYSICS LETTERS, 116(4), 42001.
  17. “High performance diagnostics for Time-Of-Flight and X ray measurements in laser produced plasmas, based on fast diamond detectors”, De Angelis, R., Consoli, F., Verona, C., Giorgio, G.D., Andreoli, P., Cristofari, G., et al. (2016). JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 11(12), C12048-C12048.
  18. “Experimental determination of the PTW 60019 microDiamond dosimeter active area and volume”, Marinelli, M., Prestopino, G., Verona, C., & Verona-Rinati, G. (2016). MEDICAL PHYSICS, 43(9), 5205-5212.
  19. “Response to “comment on ‘Experimental determination of the PTW 60019 microDiamond dosimeter active area and volume’ “[Med. Phys. 43, 6667 (2016)]”, Marinelli, M., Prestopino, G., Verona, C., & Verona-Rinati, G. (2016). MEDICAL PHYSICS, 43(12), 6668-6668.
  20. “Time-resolved absolute measurements by electro-optic effect of giant electromagnetic pulses due to laser-plasma interaction in nanosecond regime”., F. Consoli, R. De Angelis, L. Duvillaret, P.L. Andreoli, M. Cipriani, G. Cristofari, G. Di Giorgio, F. Ingenito, C. Verona, Scientific Report (Nature), 6, 27889 (2016)
  21. “Comparative investigation of surface transfer doping of hydrogen terminated diamond by high electron affinity insulators”, Verona, C., Ciccognani, W., Colangeli, S., Limiti, E., Marinelli, M., & Verona-Rinati, G. (2016). JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 120(2).
  22. “H-Terminated Diamond MISFETs with V2O5 as Insulator”, S. Colangeli, C. Verona, Walter Ciccognani, Sergio Colangeli, Ernesto Limiti, Marco Marinelli, Gianluca Verona-Rinati, Domenico Cannatà, Massimiliano Benetti, and Fabio Di Pietrantonio, IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium, CSIC, 21 November 2016, Article number 7751046
  23. “Laser-plasma energetic particle production for aneutronic nuclear fusion experiments”, Giulietti, D., Andreoli, P., Batani, D., (…), Verona, C., Verona-Rinati, G., Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 402, (2017)pp. 373-375.
  24. “Effcient generation of energetic ions in multi-ion plasmas by radio-frequency heating”, Kazakov, Y. O. et al (2017) NATURE PHYSICS, vol. 13, p. 973-978, ISSN: 1745-2473, doi: 10.1038/nphys4167
  25. “Is the PTW 60019 microDiamond a suitable candidate for small field reference dosimetry?”, De Coste V., Francescon P., Marinelli M., Masi L., Paganini L., Pimpinella M., Prestopino G., Russo S., Stravato A., Verona C., Verona-Rinati G. (2017). PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, vol. 62, p. 7036-7055, ISSN: 0031-9155, doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa7e59
  26. “Overview of the JET results in support to ITER”, Litaudon X., et al (2017).. NUCLEAR FUSION, vol. 57, ISSN: 0029-5515, doi: 10.1088/1741-4326/aa5e28
  27. “Photo-physical properties of He-related color centers in diamond”, Prestopino G., Marinelli M., Milani E., Verona C., Verona-Rinati G., Traina P., Moreva E., Degiovanni I. P., Genovese M., Ditalia Tchernij S., Picollo F., Olivero P., Forneris J. (2017) APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 111, ISSN: 0003-6951, doi: 10.1063/1.4996825
  28. “High temperature operation of single crystal diamond detectors” M. Angelone, R. Pilotti, F. Sarto, S. Fiore, S. Loreti, G. Pagano, M. Pillon, M. Marinelli, E. Milani, C. Verona, G. Prestopino, G. Verona-Rinati, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, 16 October 2017, Article number 8069929
  29. “Transient lateral photovoltaic effect in synthetic single crystal diamond”, Prestopino G., Marinelli M., Milani E., Verona C., Verona-Rinati G. (2017) APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 111, ISSN: 0003-6951, doi: 10.1063/1.4994120
  30. “Electro-optic analysis of the influence of target geometry on electromagnetic pulses generated by petawatt laser-matter interactions”, Robinson, T., Giltrap, S., Eardley, S., (…), Verona, C., Smith, R.A., EPJ Web of Conferences 167,03007 (2018).
  31. “Miniaturized microdosimeters as LET monitors: First comparison of calculated and experimental data performed at the 62 MeV/u 12C beam of INFN-LNS with four different detectors”. P. Colautti, V. Conte, A. Selva, S. Chiriotti, A. Pola, D. Bortot, A. Fazzi, S. Agosteo, M. Treccani, L. De Nardo, C. Verona, G. Verona Rinati, G. Magrin, G.A.P. Cirrone, F. Romano, Physica Medica 52 (2018), Pages 113-121.
  32. “Comparison between silicon and single-crystal diamond photodiodes for localized pulsed fast neutron detection”, Verona, C., Verona-Rinati, G., Platt, S., Schooneveld, E.M., Pietropaolo, A.,EPL 121, 68002 (2018)
  33. “Influence of surface crystal-orientation on transfer doping of V2O5/H-terminated diamond”, Verona C., Arciprete F., Foffi M., Limiti E., Marinelli M., Placidi E., Prestopino G., Verona Rinati G. (2018) APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 112, ISSN: 0003-6951, doi: 10.1063/1.5027198
  34. “Neutron spectroscopy measurements of 14 MeV neutrons at unprecedented energy resolution and implications for deuterium-tritium fusion plasma diagnostics”, Rigamonti D. et al (2018) MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 29, ISSN: 0957-0233, doi: 10.1088/1361-6501/aaa675
  35. “Toward the use of single crystal diamond based detector for ion-beam therapy microdosimetry”, Verona, C., Magrin, G., Solevi, P., Bandorf, M., Marinelli, M., Stock, M., Verona Rinati, G. (2018) RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, vol. 110, p. 25-31, ISSN: 1350-4487, doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.02.001
  36. “Spectral characterization by CVD diamond detectors of energetic protons from high-repetition rate laser for aneutronic nuclear fusion experiments” Cipriani, M., Consoli, F., Andreoli, P.L., (…), Verona, C., Verona-Rinati, G. Journal of Instrumentation 14(1),C01027 (2019)
  37. “Small field dosimetry by the PTW microDiamond: multicenter experimental study and MC simulations”. G. Verona-Rinati, P. Francescon, M. Marinelli, L. Masi, L. Paganini, M. Pimpinella, G. Prestopino, S. Russo, A. Stravato, C. Verona, Radiotherapy and Oncology Volume 127, Page S925 (2018)
  38. ”Single-shot electrons and protons time-resolved detection from high-intensity laser-solid matter interactions at SPARC-LAB” Bisesto, F., Galletti, M., Anania, M.P., (…), Andreoli, P., Verona, C. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, (2019)
  39. “A locked mode indicator for disruption prediction on JET and ASDEX upgrade”, Sias G. et al (2019) FUSION ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, vol. 138, p. 254-266, ISSN: 0920-3796, doi: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2018.11.021
  40. “Analysis of deposited layers with deuterium and impurity elements on samples from the divertor of JET with ITER-like wall”, Strom P. et al (2019) JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, vol. 516, p. 202-213, ISSN: 0022-3115, doi: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.11.027
  41. ”MICRODOSIMETRY OF CLINICAL ION BEAMS: CONVERTING SPECTRA FROM DIAMOND SLAB TO WATER OF DIFFERENT SHAPES” Magrin, G., Verona, C., Verona-Rinati, G., Stock, M. Radiation protection dosimetry 183(1-2), pp. 167-171 (2019)
  42. “Improved neutron activation dosimetry for fusion”, Vasilopoulou T. et al (2019) FUSION ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, vol. 139, p. 109-114, ISSN: 0920-3796, doi: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2019.01.002
  43. “Population modelling of the He II energy levels in tokamak plasmas: I. Collisional excitation model”, Lawson K. D. et al (2019) JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. B, ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS, vol. 52, ISSN: 0953-4075, doi: 10.1088/1361-6455/aaf703
  44. “Flower-like aluminium nitride nanostructures deposited by rf magnetron sputtering on superhard rhodium boride films”, Di Pietrantonio, F., Fosca, M., Benetti, M., Cannata, D., Verona, C., Teghil, R., et al. APPLIED PHYSICS. A, MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 125(10), (2019).
  45. “Stability of H-Terminated Diamond MOSFETs With V2O5/Al2O3 as Gate Insulator”, Verona C., Benetti M., Cannata D., Ciccognani W., Colangeli S., Di Pietrantonio F., Limiti E., Marinelli M., Verona-Rinati G. (2019) IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, vol. 40, p. 765-768, ISSN: 0741-3106, doi: 10.1109/LED.2019.2903578
  46. “Tritium distributions on W-coated divertor tiles used in the third JET ITER-like wall campaign”, Hatano Y., et al (2019) NUCLEAR MATERIALS AND ENERGY, vol. 18, p. 258-261, ISSN: 2352-1791, doi: 10.1016/j.nme.2019.01.001
  47. “ΔE-E single crystal diamond based telescope”, Cesaroni, S., Marinelli, M., Milani, E., Prestopino G., Verona, C., Verona-Rinati, G. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 947,162744 (2019).
  48. “Degradation effects and origin in H-terminated diamond MESFETs”, Carlo De Santi, L Pavanello, A Nardo, C Verona, G Verona Rinati, G Meneghesso, E Zanoni, M Meneghini, Proceedings Volume 11279, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XIII; 112791X (2020)
  49. “Microdosimetric characterization of clinical carbon‐ion beams using synthetic diamond detectors and spectral conversion methods”, Giulio Magrin, Claudio Verona, Mario Ciocca, Marco Marinelli, Edoardo Mastella, Marcus Stock, Gianluca Verona‐Rinati, Med. Phys. 47 (2), (2020),
  50. “High-current stream of energetic α particles from laser-driven proton-boron fusion”, Lorenzo Giuffrida, Fabio Belloni, Daniele Margarone, Giada Petringa, Giuliana Milluzzo, Valentina Scuderi, Andriy Velyhan, Marcin Rosinski, Antonino Picciotto, Milan Kucharik, Jan Dostal, Roman Dudzak, Josef Krasa, Valeria Istokskaia, Roberto Catalano, Salvatore Tudisco, Claudio Verona, Karel Jungwirth, Pierluigi Bellutti, Georg Korn, GAP Cirrone, Phys. Rev. E 101, 013204 (2020),