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Research into new materials involving intense magnetic fields and low temperatures

Grant number: 07/50968-0
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: June 01, 2008 - May 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Nei Fernandes de Oliveira Junior
Grantee:Nei Fernandes de Oliveira Junior
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Gennady Gusev ; Pascoal Jose Giglio Pagliuso
Associated grant(s):12/08253-2 - 31st International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors - ICPS 2012, AR.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):10/52628-5 - The electronic properties of graphite and graphene., BP.PD
08/04329-9 - Magnetic Nanostructures of Europium Telluride, BP.PD


The Laboratório de Estado Sólido e Baixas Temperaturas (LESBT) do IFUSP is the only one in Brazil with facilities for high magnetic fields, up to 20T, combined with low and very low temperatures, down to 0.01K. In this project, several research projects are proposed involving new materials, in which high fields and low temperatures are important. Two groups of new materials are involved: semiconducting nanostructures; and new magnetic materials. The projects involve III-V and IV-VI nanostructures produced by molecular beam epitaxy. Spintronics is the main motivation. In III-V systems, it is proposed: the study of AlxGa1-xAs parabolic quantum wells; transport studies of 2d electrons in AIGaAs/GaAs; studies on pseudo-spin quantum hall ferromagnetism, in double layer systems with anti-dot arrays. In the IV-VI group, the following is proposed: studies of carrier localization and anti-Iocalization in PbEuTe n and p thin films, and in Pb1-xEuxTe/Pb1-yEuyTe quantum wells; studies of magnetic interactions in EuTe/PbTe and EuTe/SnTe superlattices. It is proposed also studies in semiconductors of the III-Nitrides group, namely: cubic GaN epitaxial films, doped with magnetic and non-magnetic ions; -electric properties of the 2d electron gas the interface of cubic AIGaN/GaN heterojunctions; optical properties (including micro raman) of these systems; theoretical studies involving ab-initio methods of electronic structures and total energy calculations. In new magnetic materials, studies on four groups of new materials are proposed: new systems with strongly correlated electrons; manganites with colossal magneto¬ resistance; geometrically frustrated magnets; and organic magnetic materials. For the - first group it is proposed: preparation of single crystals of CeColn5-x(Sn,Ga)x, CeRh1-xlrxIn5 and CeRh1-xCoxln5 and related compounds to study heavy-fermions superconductivity, NFL(Non-Fermi Liquid) behavior and critical phenomena; study of a possible FFLO (Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov) state in CeColn5-type compounds: and studies of fiel-induced magnetic transitions in Pr3Co4Sn13-type materials. For the second group it is proposed: the study of the critical behavior and time-dependent magnetization in materials such as La0.7-xYxCa0.3MnO3 and La0.62-XPrXCa0.38MnO3, as well as the study of some abrupt meta-magnetic transitions in mono and polycrystalline samples. In the third group it is proposed: magnetometric and specific heat studies in materials such as CdLn2Se4 (Ln = Dy, Ho) and CdLn2S4 (Ln = Ho, Er, Tm, Yb), and in ZnLn2S4 (Ln = Er, Tm, Yb). In the fourth group it is proposed magnetic interactions studies in a series of new organo-metalic and purely organic materials. Besides LESBT the following groups will be directly involved: the Laboratório de Novos Materiais Semicondutores (LNMS) do IFUSP, the Laboratório Associado de Sensores Materiais do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (LAS-INPE) the Grupo de Propriedades Ópticas da Matéria (GPO) and the Grupo de Propriedades Óticas e Magnéticas dos Sólidos (GPOMS) both of the University of Campinas. Several national and international groups will also be involved. (AU)

Scientific publications (9)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BUFAICAL, LEANDRO; COUTRIM, LEANDRO T.; SANTOS, TATIANE O.; TERASHITA, HIROTOSHI; JESUS, CAMILO B. R.; PAGLIUSO, PASCOAL G.; BITTAR, EDUARDO M. Physical properties of Sr2FeIrO6 and Sr1.2La0.8FeIrO6 double perovskites obtained by a new synthesis route. Materials Chemistry and Physics, v. 182, p. 459-465, OCT 1 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DE CASTRO, S.; PERES, M. L.; CHITTA, V. A.; GRATENS, X.; SOARES, D. A. W.; FORNARI, C. I.; RAPPL, P. H. O.; ABRAMOF, E.; OLIVEIRA, JR., N. F. Systematic study of transport via surface and bulk states in Bi2Te3 topological insulator. MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS, v. 3, n. 7 JUL 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
COUTRIM, L. T.; FREITAS, D. C.; FONTES, M. B.; BAGGIO-SAITOVITCH, E.; BITTAR, E. M.; GRANADO, E.; PAGLIUSO, P. G.; BUFAICAL, L. Structural and magnetic properties of the La2-xCaxCoIrO6 double perovskite series. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, v. 221, p. 373-377, JAN 2015. Web of Science Citations: 9.
SEBER, GONCA; FREITAS, RAFAEL S.; OLIVEIRA, JR., NEI FERNANDES; LAHTI, PAUL M. Crystal Packing and Magnetism in Phenolic Nitronylnitroxides: 2-(3 `,5 `-Dimethoxy-4 `-hydroxyphenyl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazole-1-oxyl. Crystal Growth & Design, v. 13, n. 2, p. 893-900, FEB 2013. Web of Science Citations: 5.
SEBER, GONCA; FREITAS, RAFAEL S.; MAGUE, JOEL T.; PADUAN-FILHO, ARMANDO; GRATENS, XAVIER; BINDILATTI, VALDIR; OLIVEIRA, JR., NEI FERNANDES; YOSHIOKA, NAOKI; LAHTI, PAUL M. Magnetic Tuning of All-Organic Binary Alloys between Two Stable Radicals. Journal of the American Chemical Society, v. 134, n. 8, p. 3825-3833, FEB 29 2012. Web of Science Citations: 17.
ABOAKU, SAFO; PADUAN-FILHO, ARMANDO; BINDILATTI, VALDIR; OLIVEIRA, JR., NEI FERNANDES; SCHLUETER, JOHN A.; LAHTI, PAUL M. Aminophenylnitronylnitroxides: Highly Networked Hydrogen-Bond Assembly in Organic Radical Materials. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, v. 23, n. 21, p. 4844-4856, NOV 8 2011. Web of Science Citations: 6.
SUELA, J.; ABRAMOF, E.; RAPPL, P. H. O.; FREITAS, F. E.; CLOSS, H.; BOSCHETTI, C. Investigation of the surface properties of CaF2 layers on (111) Si as a function of growth temperature. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, v. 44, n. 18 MAY 11 2011. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALVES, WENDEL A.; MATOS, IORQUIRENE O.; TAKAHASHI, PEDRO M.; BASTOS, ERICK L.; MARTINHO, HERCULANO; FERREIRA, JANAINA G.; SILVA, CLAUDIA C.; DE ALMEIDA SANTOS, REGINA H.; PADUAN-FILHO, ARMANDO; DA COSTA FERREIRA, ANA M. A Chloro-Bridged Linear Chain Imine-Copper(II) Complex and Its Application as an Enzyme-Free Amperometric Biosensor for Hydrogen Peroxide. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, n. 15, p. 2219-2228, MAY 2009. Web of Science Citations: 17.
LAHTI‚ P.M.; BASKETT‚ M.; FIELD‚ L.M.; CARMEN MORÓN‚ M.; PALACIO‚ F.; PADUAN-FILHO‚ A.; OLIVEIRA‚ N.F. Isostructural M (RL)2(hfac)2 complexes with RL= 5-(4-[ N- tert-butyl- N-aminoxyl] phenyl) pyrimidine. Inorganica Chimica Acta, v. 361, n. 12, p. 3697-3709, 2008.

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