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Synthesis of graphene nanostructures for plasmonic applications

Grant number: 17/01817-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): October 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Christiano José Santiago de Matos
Grantee:Daniel Grasseschi
Supervisor: Mauricio Terrones
Host Institution: Instituto Mackenzie de Pesquisas em Grafeno e Nanotecnologias (Mackgraphe). Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM). Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Pennsylvania State University, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:15/10405-3 - Synthesis, characterization, functionalization and ordering of metallic nanostructures, BP.PD


Graphene nanostructures are currently considered strategic in basic and applied science because of their unconventional properties. Therefore, it is highly important to seek approaches to produce high quality graphene nanostructures with controlled forms and properties. Thus, the present project aims to synthesize nanostructures of graphene with controlled sizes and shapes for the study of non-linear optical and plasmonic effects. Graphene nanostructures will be synthesized using bottom-up methods based on hydrocarbon decomposition reactions catalyzed by transition metal surfaces, mainly nickel, copper and cobalt. Transition metal nanoparticles will, e.g., be used as templates for the growth of graphene nanostructures with controlled sizes and shapes.

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(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)
LIU, HE; GRASSESCHI, DANIEL; DODDA, AKHIL; FUJISAWA, KAZUNORI; OLSON, DAVID; KAHN, ETHAN; ZHANG, FU; ZHANG, TIANYI; LEI, YU; BRANCO, RICARDO BRAGA NOGUEIRA; et al. Spontaneous chemical functionalization via coordination of Au single atoms on monolayer MoS2. SCIENCE ADVANCES, v. 6, n. 49, . (12/50259-8, 15/11779-4, 17/01817-1)
LIU, HE; SILVA, WALNER COSTA; GONCALVES DE SOUZA, LEONARDO SANTANA; VEIGA, AMANDA GARCEZ; SEIXAS, LEANDRO; FUJISAWA, KAZUNORI; KAHN, ETHAN; ZHANG, TIANYI; ZHANG, FU; YU, ZHUOHANG; et al. 3d transition metal coordination on monolayer MoS2: a facile doping method to functionalize surfaces. NANOSCALE, v. N/A, p. 15-pg., . (12/50259-8, 18/25339-4, 15/11779-4, 17/01817-1)

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