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Microreactors based on carbon nanostructures for studies of heterogeneous reactions in situ

Grant number: 10/08822-1
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2010 - July 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Materials
Principal Investigator:Stanislav Moshkalev
Grantee:Stanislav Moshkalev
Home Institution: Centro de Componentes Semicondutores (CCS). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Alfredo Rodrigues Vaz ; Carla Veríssimo ; Clóvis Fischer ; Francisco Paulo Marques Rouxinol ; Raluca Savu ; Rogério Valentim Gelamo

Abstract

This Project has the objective to develop a technological platform for fabrication of micro-reactors for diverse aplications, the main being to monitor and analyse heterogeneous reactions, between gases e solid nanostructured materials. The micrometric volume of these devices allows to control precisely the quantities of utilized reagents, and the dynamics of reactions occurring inside it. As the basis of a reactor, a new hybrid material will be used, composed of carbon nanotubes decorated by metal or metal oxide nanoparticles, under different working temperatures. The reactor configuration will be planned in order to allow the observation, in real time, the physical and chemical processes in the system nanotubes-nanoparticles while interacting with gases. The project aims at the development of techniques for integration of nanostructured materials such as nanotubes e nanosheets, among others, in the micro-reactors for the study of heterogeneous reactions (gas-solid) in situ, as well as their application in sensoring and catalysis, interesting both for technological and fundamental purposes. (AU)