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Femtosecond laser micro-structuring in biopolymers of celulose and fibroin: fabrication of photonic devices

Grant number: 16/11591-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Cleber Renato Mendonça
Grantee:Moliria Vieira dos Santos
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/12399-0 - Femtosecond pulses applied to nonlinear optics: spectroscopy, pulse shaping and microfabrication, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):18/11039-9 - 3D printing of regenerated silk fibroin via multiphoton lithography for microfabrication of photonic devices, BE.EP.PD


Biopolymers have become the focus of recent advances in the development of photonic devices, which glimpse biocompatibility, biodegradability and sustainability. Cellulose and fibroin silk are abundant natural polymers that in the last decade have been used for the design of new multifunctional materials for a variety promising technological applications. At the same time, pulse of femtosecond laser has been explored as an important tool in the processing of advanced materials, aiming at the production of photonic devices. In this project, we are interesting in the study of microfabrication processes in biopolymer films of cellulose nanocrystals and silk fibroin using femtosecond pulses. These films will be doped with carbon nanoparticles and europium complexes, which show interesting luminescent and non-linear properties. In this context, it will be determined the conditions for microfabrication, aimed at producing of waveguides. From these studies, we intend to produce waveguides within the bulk of film in a first step in the production of integrated photonic devices. In this sense, the implementation and execution of this project should provide results that contribute to the development of both the basic point of view of application of non-linear optical devices, exploring new possibilities in materials processing. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(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)
SANTOS, V, MOLIRIA; PAULA, KELLY T.; DE ANDRADE, MARCELO B.; GOMES, EMMANUEL M.; MARQUES, LIPPY F.; RIBEIRO, SIDNEY J. L.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R. Direct Femtosecond Laser Printing of Silk Fibroin Microstructures. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, v. 12, n. 44, p. 50033-50038, NOV 4 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PAULA, KELLY T.; SANTOS, V, MOLIRIA; FACURE, MURILO H. M.; ANDRADE, MARCELO B.; ARAUJO, FRANCINEIDE L.; CORREA, DANIEL S.; RIBEIRO, SIDNEY J. L.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R. Laser patterning and induced reduction of graphene oxide functionalized silk fibroin. Optical Materials, v. 99, JAN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS, MOLIRIA V.; SANTOS, SABRINA N. C.; MARTINS, RENATO J.; ALMEIDA, JULIANA M. P.; PAULA, KELLY T.; ALMEIDA, GUSTAVO F. B.; RIBEIRO, SIDNEY J. L.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R. Femtosecond direct laser writing of silk fibroin optical waveguides. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, v. 30, n. 18, SI, p. 16843-16848, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
AVILA, ORIANA I.; SANTOS, MOLIRIA V.; SHIMIZU, FLAVIO M.; ALMEIDA, GUSTAVO F. B.; SIQUEIR, JONATHAS P.; ANDRADE, MARCELO B.; BALOGH, DEBORA T.; RIBEIRO, SIDNEY J. L.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R. Direct Femtosecond Laser Printing of PPV on Bacterial Cellulose-Based Paper for Flexible Organic Devices. MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING, v. 303, n. 10 OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS, MOLIRIA V.; PECORARO, EDISON; SANTAGNELI, SILVIA H.; MOURA, ANDRE L.; CAVICCHIOLI, MAURICIO; JEREZ, VLADIMIR; ROCHA, LUCAS A.; DE OLIVEIRA, LUIZ FERNANDO C.; GOMES, ANDERSON S. L.; DE ARAUJO, CID B.; RIBEIRO, SIDNEY J. L. Silk fibroin as a biotemplate for hierarchical porous silica monoliths for random laser applications. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, v. 6, n. 11, p. 2712-2723, MAR 21 2018. Web of Science Citations: 8.
FARES, H.; SANTOS, S. N. C.; SANTOS, M. V.; FRANCO, D. F.; SOUZA, A. E.; MANZANI, D.; MENDONCA, C. R.; NALIN, M. Highly luminescent silver nanocluster-doped fluorophosphate glasses for microfabrication of 3D waveguides. RSC ADVANCES, v. 7, n. 88, p. 55935-55944, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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