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Characterization of nanostructured polymer composites containing phthalocyanines or immobilized proteins

Grant number: 07/02615-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2007
Effective date (End): August 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Valtencir Zucolotto
Grantee:Lilian Maria Pessôa da Cruz Centurion
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Nanostructured thin films have been widely exploited in nanoscience and nanotechnolgy due to the ability of molecular control exhibited by these systems. The advent of the layer-by-layer (LbL) technique has afforded fabrication of multilayered nanocomposites with fine control over specific properties such as film thickness and architecture. Furthermore, the technique allows the manipulation of organic, inorganic and biological materials in the form of ultrathin films for applications in opto-electronic devices and sensing. In this study we employ the LbL technique to assemble layered nanocomposites containing either enzymes or phthalocyanines immobilized in conjunction with polyelectrolytes. Emphasis will be given to the optimization of the immobilization process as well as the electrical characterization of the films.

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
CENTURION, Lilian Maria Pessôa da Cruz. Imobilização de ftalocianinas em filmes nanoestruturados e aplicações em sensores. 2010. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física de São Carlos São Carlos.

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