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MAIN CLASSES OF MATERIALS STUDIED

MOLECULAR MATERIALS
OBJECTIVE MANAGER:
Dulce Belo
MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS
OBJECTIVE MANAGER:
Helena Casimiro
INTERMETALLICS, CERAMICS, 
OXIDES and RELATED 
MATERIALS
OBJECTIVE MANAGER:
Ana Ferreira

ACTIVITIES 2017

A significant part of the activities in this area has been possible by the operation and development of infrastructures and research tools, rare or even unique at national level, which have been placed open at the benefit of a large external community through an extensive network of scientific collaborations. These facilities include materials modification by ion implantation, neutrons, gama and electron irradiation, neutron tomography, several ion beam techniques for elemental composition analysis and the low temperatures and high magnetic field facilities for the study of electrical transport, magnetic properties of materials and Mössbauer spectroscopy.

OUTPUT 2017

37 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 
1 book chapter, 
4 INVITED AND 28 CONTRIBUTED LECTURES IN CONFERENCES
3 PhD, 2 MSc and 2  graduated completed theses. 


The team has participated in the organization of 2 conferences and workshops. A significant participation in the scientific and technical activities of European Union Technology Platforms and Networks, namely COST ACTIONS CA15128 CM1105, TD1004 has also taken place. During 2017 the team has also prepared and submitted several common projects under calls from EC, FCT, CERN-FCT, and Horizon 2020. The activities had contributions from different research groups (ES, ETN, QEf, and REI) as more detailed described in their reports. The following major achievements in 2017 are highlighted.  

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

The research groups (ES, ETN, QEf, and REI) contributed to the research output as more detailed described in their reports. 


The following major achievements in 2017 are highlighted.

A LAYERED EUROPIUM HYDROXIDE SYSTEM
FOR PHOSPHOROUS SENSING



A dual-channel sensor (LEuH-2,6-NDC) towards anions, highlighting the significant potential of LLHs as new scavenging agents for inorganic phosphate.

AD-ATOMS AND MOLECULES ON GRAPHENE     

The configurations of freestanding Hg and HgO2 molecules with respect to the graphene surface were analysed with Density Functional Theory (DFT) probed by Perturbed Angular Correlation with 199mHg.   


BILAYER POLIMORPHISM (CNB-EDT-TTF)4ClO4

Two polymorphs (monoclinic and triclinic), β”-(CNB-EDT-TTF)4ClO4 illustrate a new aspect of polymorphism in bilayer metal.

MAGNETISM AND STRONGLY CORRELATED ELECTRON BEHAVIOR IN INTERMETALLICS


A novel ternary compound, UMo3B7, showing spin fluctuations and enlarged Sommerfeld coefficient.