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The Polytechnic University of Milan is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 40,000 students.It offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design.Founded in 1863, it is the oldest university in Milan.The Politecnico has two main campuses in Milan city, where the majority of the research and teaching activity are located, and other satellite campuses in five other cities across Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. The central offices and headquarters are located in the historical campus of Città Studi in Milan, which is also the largest, active since 1927.The university was ranked the best for Engineering and among the top big universities in Italy in the CENSIS-Repubblica Italian University rankings for 2011-2012 and is ranked as the 28th best technical university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings.Its notable alumni include Giulio Natta, Nobel laureate in chemistry in 1963. Wikipedia.


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Reports on Progress in Physics | Year: 2014

Colloid sedimentation has played a seminal role in the development of statistical physics thanks to the celebrated experiments by Perrin, which provided a concrete demonstration of molecular reality and gave strong support to Einstein's theory of Brownian motion. This review, which mostly focuses on settling at low Peclét number, where Brownian fluctuations are dominant, aims to show that a lot more can be learnt both from the sedimentation equilibrium and from the particle settling dynamics of a wide class of systems, ranging from simple colloids to mesogenic suspensions, from soft solids to active particles and living organisms. At the same time, the occurrence of unexpected and surprising effects brings about challenging questions in statistical and fluid mechanics that make sedimentation an exciting field of research. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. Source


Patent
Polytechnic of Milan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Date: 2013-02-08

In a photonic waveguide, there is provided an undercladding layer and a waveguide core, having a cross-sectional height and width, that is disposed on the undercladding layer. The waveguide core comprises a waveguide core material having a thermo-optic coefficient. A refractive index tuning cladding layer is disposed on top of the waveguide core. The refractive index tuning cladding layer comprises a refractive index tuning cladding material having an adjustable refractive index and an absorption length at a refractive index tuning radiation wavelength. A thermo-optic coefficient compensation cladding layer is disposed on top of the refractive index tuning cladding layer. The thermo-optic coefficient compensation cladding layer comprises a thermo-optic coefficient compensation material having a thermo-optic coefficient that is of opposite sign to the thermo-optic coefficient of the waveguide core material. The thermo-optic coefficient compensation cladding layer provides at least partial compensation for the waveguide core thermo-optic coefficient.


Patent
Polytechnic of Milan | Date: 2013-02-14

A fluid flow control valve (


Patent
Polytechnic of Milan and STMicroelectronics | Date: 2013-07-26

A MEMS resonant accelerometer is disclosed, having: a proof mass coupled to a first anchoring region via a first elastic element so as to be free to move along a sensing axis in response to an external acceleration; and a first resonant element mechanically coupled to the proof mass through the first elastic element so as to be subject to a first axial stress when the proof mass moves along the sensing axis and thus to a first variation of a resonant frequency. The MEMS resonant accelerometer is further provided with a second resonant element mechanically coupled to the proof mass through a second elastic element so as to be subject to a second axial stress when the proof mass moves along the sensing axis, substantially opposite to the first axial stress, and thus to a second variation of a resonant frequency, opposite to the first variation.


Patent
Polytechnic of Milan | Date: 2013-02-22

A device for surgical training comprising: an external first layer (

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