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CEDAD is a Center for research and service of the University of Salento, Italy, that uses chemical, nuclear and optical technologies for the study and the valorization of Cultural Heritage, for Environmental Monitoring, for Materials Engineering and for developing diagnostic techniques for Biomedicine.

It was established from 2000 as the first Center for research and service for radiocarbon dating by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) in Italy.

At CEDAD it is possible to carry out ion beam analysis of materials by PIXE (Particle Induced X-ray Emission), PIGE (Particle Induced Gamma-ray Emission) and RBS (Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry), and high energy Ion implantation, , isotopic analyses by IRMS (Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry) and AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, XRF (X-ray fluorescence), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) and TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy), RAMAN spectroscopy, XRD (X-ray Diffraction>, and 2D and 3D image analysis .

CEDAD can count on the expertise of researchers from the Mathematics and Physics Department "Ennio De Giorgi" and from other Departments of the University of Salento.

CEDAD collaborates with national and international institution for research and training in:


CEDAD's researchers partecipate in the realization of the BIO OPEN LAB , a laboratory equipped with an atomic resolution holographic electron microscope, whose facilities will implement the European Research Infrastructure CERIC-ERIC .

They are also realizing the node in Lecce of the European Reasearch Infrastructure ACTRIS implementing the facilities of the AEROSOL AND CLIMATE Lab .

The realization of the BIO OPEN LAB and ACTRIS infrastructures are funded by the ProgramPON "Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020".

Prof. Lucio Calcagnile
CEDAD - CEntro di Fisica applicata, DAtazione e Diagnostica

Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica "Ennio De Giorgi"
Università del Salento

E-mail: cedad@unisalento.it
Telefono: +39 0832 295050
Mobile: +39 3429936044