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Real time elemental imaging of highly controlled nanoparticle synthesis and degradation

Grant number: 14/50298-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2014 - February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Cooperation agreement: University of Manchester
Principal Investigator:Pedro Henrique Cury Camargo
Grantee:Pedro Henrique Cury Camargo
Principal investigator abroad: Sarah Jane Haig
Institution abroad: University of Manchester, England
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/19861-6 - Controlled metal nanomaterials for catalysis applications, AP.R

Abstract

This proposal will expand the existing collaboration between Haigh and Camargo in order to develop strategies for the synthesis of smart nanomateriais with tuneable optical, electronic and physical properties. Our recent joint publications have demonstrated the potential achievable by combining expertise in the synthesis of complex nanostructures (Camargo, USP) with the latest advances in 3D elemental imaging (Haigh, UoM). Camargo's group are world-leading experts in the controlled synthesis of mixed metal nanoparticles with well characterized physical properties. Haigh's group are at the forefront of in-situ characterization, with facilities for real-time high resolution imaging and elemental analysis of nanomateriais in liquids, at gas pressures of up to 1 bar and for temperatures of up to 1000°C. Synergistic working provides unique opportunities for designing smart nanomaterial whose physical properties adapt to environmental changes, as well as huge potential for progress towards a deeper understanding of formation and degradation mechanisms in these systems. (AU)