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Synthesis of graphene nanostructures for plasmonic applications

Grant number: 17/01817-1
Support type: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
Principal Investigator:Christiano José Santiago de Matos
Grantee:Daniel Grasseschi
Supervisor abroad: Mauricio Terrones
Home Institution: Centro de Pesquisas Avançadas em Grafeno, Nanomateriais e Nanotecnologia (MackGrafe). Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM). Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : 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.