Featured research at Journal of Materials Chemistry B


Research developed in our group is featured at Journal of Materials Chemistry B, see at: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/tb/c8tb90110d#!divAbstract and https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/tb/c8tb00479j#!divAbstract


The main research topics of the Physics of Nanostructures Lab are divided in:

  • Synthesis and theoretical-experimental study of nanoparticles with potential catalytic properties for application in the global warming issue;
  • Improvment of nanostructure systems used as renewable energy sources and hydrogen storage systems;
  • Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured functional enzime mimetics;

The Lab facilities are dedicated to the synthesis of nanostructures, mainly via physics (sputtering) and via chemistry methods. After, the nanostructures are characterized by several experimental techniques of expertise of our group (TEM, SEM, SAXS, XPS, NAP-XPS (in situ), UPS, EXAFS (in situ), XANES (in situ), XRD (in situ), RBS, NRA, and EDS). Finally, the explanation of the results is supported by DFT calculations (VASP and Quantum Espresso codes) at the cluster existing in our lab and at CESUP-UFRGS.

Physics of Nanostructures Laboratory
Building 43132 – 109B
Departament of Physics – Institute of Physics
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
9500 Bento Gonçalves Avenue, Agronomia
Postal Code: 91501-970
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Phone number: +55 51 3308 6454