Ernesto C. Pereira

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In this paper, the electrochemical degradation of polypyrrole film was studied by means of overpotential application. The overpotential was 0.58 V versus SCE, and after every 5 min of application of 0.58 V, a cyclic voltammogram was recorded in the range of -0.7 to 0.5 V as well as an electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and electrochemical quartz crystal(More)
We merged the microwave synthesis approach with an extension of the nonhydrolytic sol-gel method to induce highly selective crystallization of MoS(2) layers over graphene sheets. This hybrid material showed superior electrocatalytic activity in hydrogen evolution reactions.
The aim of this study is to immobilize an enzyme, namely, organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH), and to detect the presence of paraoxon, which is an organophosphorus compound, using the layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition technique. To lift the OPH from the solid substrate, a pair of polyelectrolytes (positively charged chitosan (CS) and negatively charged(More)
This work proposes the application of fractal descriptors to the analysis of nanoscale materials under different experimental conditions. We obtain descriptors for images from the sample applying a multiscale transform to the calculation of fractal dimension of a surface map of such image. Particularly, we have used the Bouligand-Minkowski fractal(More)
We report the microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of bimetallic Pt-Au nanoparticles with different Pt/Au mole ratio, and investigate their performance towards the electro-oxidation of formic acid. The as-synthesized Pt-Au sol was dispersed on a graphite electrode, without any binding agents, which allowed us to control the mass of alloy deposited.(More)
In this work, the polymeric precursor method was used to prepare low-cost solid-state sensors for pH determination based on iridium oxide as the main pH sensitive material. The iridium content was reduced with addition of TiO(2), forming the binary system IrO(x)-TiO(2), whose electroanalytical properties were evaluated in comparison with a commercial glass(More)
Porous alumina was used to build an optical sensor for gaseous ethanol detection. The photoluminescence collected in a grazing angle was used as a transducer signal. The photoluminescence detected with this optical setup shows well resolved Fabry-Pérot type interference fringes at room temperature, whose position and shape are strongly dependent on the(More)
In this study, the electrochemical degradation of polyaniline/polystyrene sulfonated (PANI/PSS) self-assembly films was investigated by an electrochemical impedance technique using transmission line models to fit the results. The experiments were performed by polarizing the working electrode at a fixed oxidative potential of 0.55 V. The results showed that(More)
In this paper, we report the development of a new architecture on porous anodic alumina using the conventional two-step anodization method. The samples prepared in two identical steps using galvanostatic anodization exhibited two porous layers overlapped with distinct pore area distributions. The effects from the first anodization time and temperature on(More)
Potentiodynamic electrochemical synthesis was used to controllably synthesize nanofibers (mean diameter 48 nm) and/or nanoparticles (mean diameter 88 nm) of polyaniline (PANI) on gold electrodes. The films were characterized by cyclic voltammetry (CV), field emission gun scanning electron microscopy (FEG-SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The type and(More)