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Designing new 3D structures from zeolite templates for 3D printing applications

Grant number: 19/07157-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2019
Effective date (End): July 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Douglas Soares Galvão
Grantee:Eliezer Fernando de Oliveira
Supervisor abroad: Pulickel M. Ajayan
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Rice University, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:16/18499-0 - Investigation on the structural, mechanical and functional properties of carbon-based nanostructures, BP.PD


Computational modeling has been a useful tool to generate corresponding 3D printed macroscale structures from atomic-scale structural models. This has allowed researchers to design new structures with different geometries and improved mechanical properties with potential applications in a wide variety of areas such as, actuators, ballistic protection, protective coatings, etc. In this research project we will carry a theoretical and experimental study of the possible 3D structures that can be build from different zeolites templates and that can generate structures with pre-designed geometries and enhanced mechanical properties. We expect to obtain a set of new structures that can be 3D printed and tested for mechanical-based applications.