Pietro Battocchio

  • PhD student
  • University of Trento

I work in IdEA group, under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Miotello. My occupations here are mainly related to the development, preparation, and characterization of materials for laser ablation propulsion, in particular metals, polymers and composite materials. Moreover I also work on the experimental measurement of the impulse generated by laser ablation. My main interests are related to material science, laser ablation, lasers and more recently on image processing.


  • Laser Ablation Propulsion

    Space economy is moving towards the use of smaller and smaller satellites that can be easily deployed creating large constellations uniformly distributed all around earth, however mass and power constraints imposed by the reduced sizes of these objects require new and more efficient propulsion systems. Laser ablation propulsion exploits the ejection of small masses with […]