Marta A C Ferro

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Three different types of photoluminescent hybrid materials containing trivalent lanthanide (Ln(3+) = Eu(3+), Tb(3+)) ions, chitosan, and silica have been prepared with different structural features. The different silica sources lead to diverse microstructures of hybrid materials, with silica being homogeneously dispersed in the chitosan materials (LnChS-H),(More)
Glasses and glass ceramics of fluorapatite-anorthite (eutectic composition) were produced and characterized in order to evaluate their potential application in biomedicine. Bio-reactivity was determined by in vitro tests by immersion of powders in simulated plasma liquids as well as by in vivo experiments by implantation in rabbits. According to the(More)
Graphene nanoribbons (GNR) were generated in ethanol solution by unzipping pyrrolidine-functionalized carbon nanotubes under mild conditions. Evaporation of the solvent resulted in regular few-layer stacks of graphene nanoribbons observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction. The experimental interlayer distance (0.49-0.56 nm) was(More)
The characterization of the bottom ashes produced by two Portuguese municipal solid waste incinerators (MSWI) was performed with the aim of assessing the feasibility of using this waste as raw material in the production of glass that can be further processed as glass-ceramics for application in construction. Density and particle size distribution(More)
Zinc oxide thin films were deposited on vertically aligned nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes (N-CNTs) by atomic layer deposition (ALD) from diethylzinc and water. The study demonstrates that doping CNTs with nitrogen is an effective approach for the "activation" of the CNTs surface for the ALD of metal oxides. Conformal ZnO coatings are already obtained after(More)
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