Paulo T. C. Freire

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A first study of possible changes instigated by deuteration in amino acids was carried out using neutron diffraction, inelastic neutron scattering, and Raman scattering in l-alanine, C2H4(NH2)COOH. Careful analysis of the structural parameters shows that deuteration of l-alanine engenders significant geometric changes as a function of temperature, which can(More)
Raman and neutron experiments using specific isotope labeling were combined in order to study the dynamics and structure of L-alanine. Inelastic neutron and Raman scattering data of C(2)H(4)(ND(2))CO(2)D are discussed in relation to the doubling of the lattice parameter a observed by means of neutron powder diffraction in C(2)D(4) (NH(2))CO(2)H. The major(More)
We have studied the amino acid L-leucine (LEU) using inelastic neutron scattering, X-rays and neutron diffraction, calorimetry and Raman scattering as a function of temperature, focusing on the relationship between the local dynamics of the NH(3), CH(3), CH(2) and CO(2) moieties and the molecular structure of LEU. Calorimetric and diffraction data evidenced(More)
The polarized Raman spectra of partially deuteriated taurine [(ND3+)0.65(NH3+)0.35(CH2)2SO3-] crystals from x(zz)x and x(zy)x scattering geometries of the Ag and Bg irreducible representations of the factor group C2h are reported. The temperature-dependent Raman spectra of partially deuteriated taurine do not reveal any evidence of the structural phase(More)
In this work we study two types of wood fossils (Gymnosperms, Araucariaceae) from the Crato Formation of Araripe Basin in Brazil, from the Cretaceous Period. The samples were characterized by Raman and infrared spectroscopies, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The results obtained by different techniques showed that although the rocks(More)
Universidade Regional do Cariri, 63105-000 Crato-CE, Brazil Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Ceará, 60455-760 Fortaleza-CE, Brazil Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Bauru-SP, Brazil Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual Paulista, PO Box 355, 14801-970 Araraquara-SP, Brazil Laboratório de Química do Estado Sólido,(More)
A high-pressure Raman scattering study of wolframite-type Mn(0.97)Fe(0.03)WO(4) is presented up to 10.4 GPa. The phonon wavenumbers vary linearly with pressure. The mode Grüneisen parameters are larger for many bending and lattice modes when compared to the stretching modes due to the larger compressibility of Mn(Fe)O(6) octahedra when compared to WO(6)(More)
In this work results of neutron powder diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering on ali‐ phatic amino acid (L-alanine, L-valine and L-leucine) crystals are presented. The study al‐ lows inferring important informations about both the stability of the structures and the dynamics of phase transitions. In particular, it was possible to compare the behavior(More)
The discovery of new substances with proven antimicrobial activity is the current study goal of various researchers. Usage of synthetic products has grown considerably in the past few years due to processing agility, and capability of going through previous chemical modifications in order to enhance its biological activity. Widespread careless use of(More)
Lattice dynamics calculations and a high-pressure Raman scattering study of nanocrystalline Bi(2)MoO(6), a member of the bismuth-layered Aurivillius family of ferroelectrics, are presented. These studies showed the onset of two reversible second-order or weakly first-order phase transitions near 2.5 and 4.5 GPa as well as some subtle structural changes at(More)