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Research and development of nanostructured materials for electronic and surface physics applications


The aim of the project is the experimental and theoretical study of the fundamental electronic, optical, structural, mechanical, and surface physics properties of novel micro and/or nanostructured materials, for electronic applications as well as promotes their use in technological applications. The materials will be obtained by Dual Ion Beam Assisted Deposition, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Sputtering, Arc Discharge, Laser Evaporation, and Pulsed Plasma Deposition. These goals are intimately linked to the scientific tradition of our research group and with the current graduate student programs at the Instituto de Física "Gleb Wataghin" and the Instituto de Física da Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo and São Carlos) as well with the Laboratório Nacional de Luz Sincrotron (LNLS). The incorporation of the Physics Department of the young ABC University to this effort will help to increase the capacity in research and development of this new institution and contribute to the rational use of the scientific equipment. The formation of students at the three levels, i.e., scientific training for under-graduate students, Master and PhD programs, as well as professional pos-doc is of fundamental importance to this proposal. To reach these goals, we shall take advantage of our past experience and the existence of modern experimental facilities such as photoemission electron spectroscopy (XPS, UPS), X-ray diffraction, visible and infra-red optical absorption, nano-hardness, electron microscopy (HRTEM, TEM, SEM), Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Raman. The project also considers the upgrading and renewing some experimental facilities that have been using continuously since fifteen years ago. The theoretical studies (intimately bonded to our experimental activities) are giving us a unique possibility to have a broad understanding of the studied subjects. We shall continue the studies on carbon nanotubes, hard carbon films, composites, and alloys based in Ti, C, Al, N and rare-earth doped semiconductors. We shall focus the studies on their structural, electronic, optical, and mechanical properties. A theoretical effort to understand the structural properties will be done based on modern quantum chemical techniques and compared with the experimental results. Experimental conditions leading to the improvement our capacity to study the properties of the studied materials will be pursued. Finally, an interaction with the local industry will be taking in account within the frame of the project with the purpose of technological transference of the advances. (AU)

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RAMOS, RAUL; SCOCA, DIEGO; MERLO, RAFAEL BORGES; MARQUES, FRANCISCO CHAGAS; ALVAREZ, FERNANDO; ZAGONEL, LUIZ FERNANDO. Study of nitrogen ion doping of titanium dioxide films. Applied Surface Science, v. 443, p. 619-627, . (14/23399-9, 12/10127-5)
KOCIAK, M.; ZAGONEL, L. F.. yy Cathodoluminescence in the scanning transmission electron microscope. ULTRAMICROSCOPY, v. 176, n. SI, p. 112-131, . (14/23399-9, 12/10127-5)
ZANATTA, A. R.; SCOCA, D.; ALVAREZ, F.. A suitable (wide-range plus linear) temperature sensor based on Tm3+ ions. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 7, . (12/10127-5)
MORALES, M.; DROPPA, JR., R.; DE MELLO, S. R. S.; FIGUEROA, C. A.; ZANATTA, A. R.; ALVAREZ, F.. Self-organized nickel nanoparticles on nanostructured silicon substrate intermediated by a titanium oxynitride (TiNxOy) interface. AIP ADVANCES, v. 8, n. 1, . (12/10127-5)
DA SILVA, BRUNO C.; OLIVEIRA, DOUGLAS S.; IIKAWA, FERNANDO; COUTO, JR., ODILON D. D.; BETTINI, JEFFERSON; ZAGONEL, LUIZ F.; COTTA, MONICA A.. Exploring Au Droplet Motion in Nanowire Growth: A Simple Route toward Asymmetric GaP Morphologies. Nano Letters, v. 17, n. 12, p. 7274-7282, . (15/16611-4, 13/02300-1, 16/16365-6, 12/11382-9, 14/23399-9, 12/10127-5)
CEMIN, F.; BIM, L. T.; LEIDENS, L. M.; MORALES, M.; BAUMVOL, I. J. R.; ALVAREZ, F.; FIGUEROA, C. A.. Identification of the Chemical Bonding Prompting Adhesion of a-C:H Thin Films on Ferrous Alloy Intermediated by a SiCx:H Buffer Layer. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, v. 7, n. 29, p. 15909-15917, . (12/10127-5)
BOGONI JR, NERIO; MENEZES, CAREN M.; COSTI, FERNANDA B.; PEROTTI, BRUNA L.; ECHEVERRIGARAY, FERNANDO G.; PEROTTONI, CLAUDIO A.; ALVAREZ, FERNANDO; FIGUEROA, CARLOS A.. Nanoscopic origin of the dissipative friction forces on a diamond tip sliding on magnetite surfaces. Thin Solid Films, v. 660, p. 258-262, . (12/10127-5)
VALES, S.; BRITO, P.; PINEDA, F. A. G.; OCHOA, E. A.; DROPPA, JR., R.; GARCIA, J.; MORALES, M.; ALVAREZ, F.; PINTO, H.. Influence of substrate pre-treatments by Xe+ ion bombardment and plasma nitriding on the behavior of TiN coatings deposited by plasma reactive sputtering on 100Cr6 steel. Materials Chemistry and Physics, v. 177, p. 156-163, . (10/11391-2, 12/10127-5)
FREISLEBEM, MARCIA; MENEZES, CAREN M.; CEMIN, FELIPE; COSTI, FERNANDA B.; FERREIRA, PATRICIA A.; AGUZZOLI, CESAR; BAUMVOL, ISRAEL J. R.; ALVAREZ, FERNANDO; FIGUEROA, CARLOS A.. Influence of the chemical surface structure on the nanoscale friction in plasma nitrided and post-oxidized ferrous alloy. Applied Physics Letters, v. 105, n. 11, . (12/10127-5)
CEMIN, F.; BIM, L. T.; MENEZES, C. M.; MAIA DA COSTA, M. E. H.; BAUMVOL, I. J. R.; ALVAREZ, F.; FIGUEROA, C. A.. The influence of different silicon adhesion interlayers on the tribological behavior of DLC thin films deposited on steel by EC-PECVD. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, v. 283, p. 115-121, . (12/10127-5)
COUTINHO, NATALIA F.; MENLO, RAFAEL B.; BORRERO, V, NELSON F.; MARQUES, FRANCISCO C.. Thermal Evaporated Bismuth Triiodide (BiI3) Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications. MRS ADVANCES, v. 3, n. 55, p. 3233-3236, . (12/10127-5)
CRESPI, A. E.; LEIDENS, L. M.; AGUZZOLI, C.; ALVAREZ, F.; FIGUEROA, C. A.. Influence of hydrogen etching on the adhesion of coated ferrous alloy by hydrogenated amorphous carbon deposited at low temperature. VACUUM, v. 144, p. 243-246, . (12/10127-5)
ECHEVERRIGARAY, FERNANDO G.; DE MELLO, SARON R. S.; LEIDENS, LEONARDO M.; MAIA DA COSTA, MARCELO E. H.; ALVAREZ, FERNANDO; BURGO, THIAGO A. L.; MICHELS, ALEXANDRE F.; FIGUEROA, CARLOS A.. Towards superlubricity in nanostructured surfaces: the role of van der Waals forces. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, v. 20, n. 34, p. 21949-21959, . (12/10127-5)
ZAGONEL, L. F.; TIZEI, L. H. G.; VITIELLO, G. Z.; JACOPIN, G.; RIGUTTI, L.; TCHERNYCHEVA, M.; JULIEN, F. H.; SONGMUANG, R.; OSTASEVICIUS, T.; DE LA PENA, F.; et al. Nanometer-scale monitoring of quantum-confined Stark effect and emission efficiency droop in multiple GaN/AlN quantum disks in nanowires. Physical Review B, v. 93, n. 20, . (14/23399-9, 12/10127-5)
SCOCA, DIEGO L. S.; CEMIN, FELIPE; BILMES, SARA A.; FIGUEROA, CARLOS A.; ZANATTA, ANTONIO R.; ALVAREZ, FERNANDO. Role of Rare Earth Elements and Entropy on the Anatase-To-Rutile Phase Transformation of TiO2 Thin Films Deposited by Ion Beam Sputtering. ACS OMEGA, v. 5, n. 43, p. 28027-28036, . (12/10127-5, 18/24461-0, 19/18460-4)
ECHEVERRIGARAY, F. G.; SALES DE MELLO, S. R.; BOEIRA, C. D.; LEIDENS, L. M.; MAIA DA COSTA, M. E. H.; FREIRE, JR., F. L.; ALVAREZ, F.; MICHELS, A. F.; FIGUEROA, C. A.. Nanoindentation unidirectional sliding and lateral force microscopy: Evaluation of experimental techniques to measure friction at the nanoscale. AIP ADVANCES, v. 8, n. 12, . (12/10127-5)
JIMENEZ-VILLAR, ERNESTO; XAVIER, M. C. S.; WETTER, NIKLAUS U.; MESTRE, VALDECI; MARTINS, WELITON S.; BASSO, GABRIEL F.; ERMAKOV, V. A.; MARQUES, F. C.; DE SA, GILBERTO F.. Anomalous transport of light at the phase transition to localization: strong dependence with incident angle. PHOTONICS RESEARCH, v. 6, n. 10, p. 929-942, . (12/10127-5, 17/10765-5, 17/05854-9)
CUCATTI, S.; DROPPA, JR., R.; FIGUEROA, C. A.; KLAUS, M.; GENZEL, CH.; ALVAREZ, F.. Residual stress in nano-structured stainless steel (AISI 316L) prompted by Xe+ ion bombardment at different impinging angles. Journal of Applied Physics, v. 120, n. 14, . (12/10127-5)
ERMAKOV, VICTOR A.; JIMENEZ-VILLAR, ERNESTO; CLEMENTE DA SILVA FILHO, JOSE MARIA; YASSITEPE, EMRE; VARDHAN MOGILI, NAGA VISHNU; IIKAWA, FERNANDO; DE SA, GILBERTO FERNANDES; CESAR, CARLOS LENZ; MARQUEST, FRANCISCO CHAGAS. Size Control of Silver-Core/Silica-Shell Nanoparticles Fabricated by Laser-Ablation-Assisted Chemical Reduction. Langmuir, v. 33, n. 9, p. 2257-2262, . (11/51959-0, 05/51689-2, 13/26385-6, 12/10127-5)
HOYE, ROBERT L. Z.; SCHULZ, PHILIP; SCHELHAS, LAURA T.; HOLDER, AARON M.; STONE, KEVIN H.; PERKINS, JOHN D.; VIGIL-FOWLER, DEREK; SIOL, SEBASTIAN; SCANLON, DAVID O.; ZAKUTAYEV, ANDRIY; et al. Perovskite-Inspired Photovoltaic Materials: Toward Best Practices in Materials Characterization and Calculations. Chemistry of Materials, v. 29, n. 5, p. 1964-1988, . (14/50718-8, 12/10127-5)
CUCATTI, S.; OCHOA, E. A.; MORALES, M.; DROPPA, JR., R.; GARCIA, J.; PINTO, H. C.; ZAGONEL, L. F.; WISNIVESKY, D.; FIGUEROA, C. A.; ALVAREZ, F.. Effect of bombarding steel with Xe+ ions on the surface nanostructure and on pulsed plasma nitriding process. Materials Chemistry and Physics, v. 149, p. 261-269, . (12/10127-5)
MORALES, M.; MERLO, R. B.; DROPPA, JR., R.; ALVAREZ, F.. Self-organized 2D Ni particles deposited on titanium oxynitride-coated Si sculpted by a low energy ion beam. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, v. 47, n. 19, . (12/10127-5)
JIMENEZ, M. J. M.; ANTUNES, V.; CUCATTI, S.; RIUL, JR., A.; ZAGONEL, L. F.; FIGUEROA, C. A.; WISNIVESKY, D.; ALVAREZ, F.. Physical and micro-nano-structure properties of chromium nitride coating deposited by RF sputtering using dynamic glancing angle deposition. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, v. 372, p. 268-277, . (12/10127-5)
VILLEGAS BORRERO, NELSON FABIAN; CLEMENTE DA SILVA FILHO, JOSE MARIA; ERMAKOV, VIKTOR A.; MARQUES, FRANCISCO CHAGAS. Silver nanoparticles produced by laser ablation for a study on the effect of SERS with low laser power on N719 dye and Rhodamine-B. MRS ADVANCES, v. 4, n. 11-12, p. 723-731, . (12/10127-5, 13/26385-6)
CLEMENTE DA SILVA FILHO, JOSE MARIA; ERMAKOV, VIKTOR A.; MARQUES, FRANCISCO CHAGAS. Perovskite Thin Film Synthesised from Sputtered Lead Sulphide. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 8, . (13/26385-6, 12/10127-5)
COUTINHO, NATALIA F.; CUCATTI, SILVIA; MERLO, RAFAEL B.; ANTUNES, VINICIUS G.; ALVAREZ, FERNANDO; MARQUES, FRANCISCO C.. Stress, Hardness and Elastic Modulus of Bismuth Triiodide (BiI3). MRS ADVANCES, v. 3, n. 64, p. 3925-3931, . (12/10127-5)
CLEMENTE DA SILVA FILHO, JOSE MARIA; MARQUES, FRANCISCO CHAGAS. Structural and optical temperature-dependent properties of PbS thin films deposited by radio frequency sputtering. MATERIALS SCIENCE IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING, v. 91, p. 188-193, . (12/10127-5)
CLEMENTE DA SILVA FILHO, JOSE MARIA; LANDERS, RICHARD; MARQUES, FRANCISCO CHAGAS. Lead Iodide and Perovskite Films Obtained by Iodination of PbS Thin Films. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, v. 29, n. 6, p. 2161-2167, . (12/10127-5)
CLEMENTE DA SILVA FILHO, JOSE MARIA; VILLEGAS BORRERO, NELSON FABIAN; VIANA, GUSTAVO ALEXANDRE; MERLO, RAFAEL BORGES; MARQUES, FRANCISCO CHAGAS. Lead Iodide Thin Films via rf Sputtering. Crystal Growth & Design, v. 20, n. 3, p. 1531-1537, . (12/10127-5)
ZANATTA, A. R.. Whitish light-emitting ZnO micro-flakes: their production and optical properties. OPTICAL MATERIALS EXPRESS, v. 8, n. 2, p. 270-275, . (12/10127-5)
ANTUNES, V. G.; FIGUEROA, C. A.; ALVAREZ, F.. A comprehensive study of the TiN/Si interface by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Applied Surface Science, v. 448, p. 502-509, . (12/10127-5)
MARQUES, FRANCISCO CHAGAS; SOARES CORTES, ANDRESA DEOCLIDIA; MEI, PAULO ROBERTO. Solar Cells Fabricated in Upgraded Metallurgical Silicon, Obtained Through Vacuum Degassing and Czochralski Growth. SILICON, v. 11, n. 1, p. 77-83, . (12/10127-5)
SALES DE MELLO, S. R.; MAIA DA COSTA, M. E. H.; MENEZES, C. M.; BOEIRA, C. D.; FREIRE, JR., F. L.; ALVAREZ, F.; FIGUEROA, C. A.. On the phonon dissipation contribution to nanoscale friction by direct contact. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 7, . (12/10127-5)
JIMENEZ, M. J. M.; ANTUNES, V. G.; ZAGONEL, L. F.; FIGUEROA, C. A.; WISNIVESKY, D.; ALVAREZ, F.. Effect of the period of the substrate oscillation in the dynamic glancing angle deposition technique: A columnar periodic nanostructure formation. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, v. 383, . (12/10127-5)
LITORIA, ADITYA K.; JOSHI, MANOJ D.; ANTUNES, V.; SINGH, DIGVIJAY; FIGUEROA, CARLOS A.; ALVAREZ, F.; HOSMANI, SANTOSH S.. The response of boronized 34CrAlMo5-10 (EN41B) steel to nanoindentation, oxidation, and wear. PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, v. 101, n. 7, p. 777-818, . (12/10127-5, 18/24461-0, 19/00757-0)
COUTINHO, NATALIA F.; CUCATTI, SILVIA; MERLO, RAFAEL B.; SILVA FILHO, JOSE MARIA C.; BORRERO VILLEGAS, NELSON F.; ALVAREZ, FERNANDO; NOGUEIRA, ANA F.; MARQUES, FRANCISCO C.. The Thermomechanical Properties of Thermally Evaporated Bismuth Triiodide Thin Films. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (12/10127-5, 17/11986-5)

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