Seminar at PPGFSC-UFSC

01/11/2023 09:31

On October 27, 2023, I presented a seminar in the GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PHYSICS entitled “Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Characterization at UFSC and in “Large Facilities” in Brazil and in the World” in which I outlined some of the perspectives for future work that, certainly, will require human resources at post-graduate level.

The recording of the seminar can be accessed via the YouTube link.

In this presentation, I intend to show some of my motivations for developing research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. A brief introduction will be given to what nanomaterials are and how they fit into the description of functional materials. I will mention the main methods for synthesizing nanomaterials and will emphasize mechanochemical synthesis, which I have used in the NanoMaterial Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory (LSCnM) of the Department of Physics at UFSC since 2001. I will begin the description of nanomaterial characterization techniques by showing those available in UFSC. I will give a panoramic view of how large laboratories, known as “Large Facilities”, in Brazil and around the world, are important for a better understanding of the physicochemical properties of nanomaterials and how these are decisive in the development of new materials. The expectation is that at the end of the presentation, some students will feel motivated to get involved in research on the development and characterization of new nanomaterials with potential future applications in the areas of energy and sustainability. I hope to attract post-graduate students to work under my guidance on scientific projects involving “green” synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline chalcogenides with applications in thermoelectricity, superconductivity, electroanalytic, catalysis, etc.

I believe that the opportunities for use and news about the large Brazilian laboratories (Sirius and RMB) may be of interest to the UFSC community involved in scientific research involving materials.

ISIS – Brazil Collaboration for Neutrons

LINXS Guest Seminar

29/09/2023 08:49

Learn about the development and characterization of new materials with potential future applications in energy and sustainability!

When: 25 October, 14:00–15:00 (CET)
Where: at LINXS (Scheelevägen 19, Lund), with digital participation possibility (Zoom).
Title: Characterization and applications of mechanochemically synthesized Chalcogenide powders
Speaker: Prof Carlos Campos, Department of Physics at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Brazil


The combination of several experimental techniques and the microstructural modeling including the volume-weighted diameter size, surface-weighted ’true’ crystallite size for an ellipsoidal domain shape as well as the Debye Function (DFA) overcome conventional methods of analysis (notably the Rietveld method) that fail to consider important information contained in diffuse scattering, typically of disordered and/or nanometric materials.

This seminar is devoted to showing some results on these modeling for the Fe56Te44 and CoxTe100-x (with x = 32, 34, and 40) samples. Moreover, a brief overview of novel electrochemical sensors based on carbon paste electrodes (CPE) will be delivered. For instance, (CPE)/Ni3-xTe2 applied for the simultaneous detection of the neurotransmitters dopamine (DA) and adrenaline (AD) in phosphate buffer solution (pH 7.0), a CPE/NiTe2 successfully applied to morin determination in high, medium, and low polyphenols content red wines such as Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir, as well as the γ-CoTe2 nanocrystals (γ-CoTe2/GCE) with outstanding sensing abilities for ferulic acid. All the Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Telluride composites were prepared by mechanochemical route in just a few hours and carefully characterized by X-ray diffraction, calorimetry, transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and magnetometry techniques.

At the end of the presentation, a few perspectives of complementary characterization using neutrons and synchrotrons will be presented with a focus on thermoelectric materials.

2 (DUAS) BOLSAS PIBIC ciclo 2023-24

07/08/2023 05:49

Saíram as 2 bolsas PIBIC que eu havia solicitado para o ciclo 2023-24 com vigências de
01/09/2023 a 31/08/2024.

Interessada(o) em fazer parte do programa sob minha orientação?

No link vcs podem acessar o Edital PIBIC 2023-2024, onde estão as regras de participação/candidatura pra receber as bolsas

Os títulos e cronogramas dos 2 planos de atividades que criei e que foram aprovados pela comissão de avaliação do PIBIC são:
Plano de Atividades do Bolsista 1: Iniciação à cristalografia voltada ao estudo nanomateriais

Plano de Atividades do Bolsista 2: Iniciação à cristalografia voltada ao estudo de cristais moleculares

Entrem em contato pelo email para demonstrar seu interesse, agendar uma reunião na sala virtual para nos conhecermos, para eu explicar sobre os planos e como poderão conhecer a infra onde as atividades devem se desenrolar.

Tenho até o dia 29/08/2023 para indicar estudantes.

Veja os trabalhos apresentados no Seminário de Iniciação Científica (SIC)  pelas(os) estudantes que participaram do PIBIC sob minha orientação nos últimos anos:

Titulo Aluno Departamento Orientador Nota Nota Média
Iniciação à cristalografia voltada ao estudo de cristais orgânicos Otto Tomaszewski Milan Mota DEPARTAMENTO DE FÍSICA/FSC/CFM CARLOS EDUARDO MADURO DE CAMPOS 7,9 8,7 8,3
Iniciação à cristalografia voltada ao estudo nanomateriais Leticia Bertuzzi DEPARTAMENTO DE FÍSICA/FSC/CFM CARLOS EDUARDO MADURO DE CAMPOS 8,2 9,35 8,77
Iniciação à cristalografia voltada ao estudo de cristais orgânicos Ana Carolina Assumpcao do Amaral DEPARTAMENTO DE FÍSICA/FSC/CFM CARLOS EDUARDO MADURO DE CAMPOS 9.60 9.10 9.35
Técnicas Físicas no Estudo de Nanomateriais e Cristais Orgânicos Luis Lucas Rodrigues Ferreira DEPARTAMENTO DE FÍSICA / FSC/CFM CARLOS EDUARDO MADURO DE CAMPOS 8.9 8.1 8.5
Técnicas Físicas no Estudo de Nanomateriais e Cristais Orgânicos Luiz Felipe Pompermaier DEPARTAMENTO DE FÍSICA / FSC/CFM CARLOS EDUARDO MADURO DE CAMPOS 8 9.3 8.65

Evaluation for Full Professor at UFSC

27/06/2022 10:00

Dear visitor,

I use this message to invite you to attend my public defense of the Performance Assessment Memorial (MAD) and Academic Activities Memorial (MAA) for promotion to the top of the Higher Teaching career – Class E of Career – Full Professor).

Date: 7/1/2022 (Friday), at 2pm.
Digital Platform: Conferênciaweb. 


ORDINANCE No 49/CFM/2022 informs that the Evaluation Committee of the Performance Assessment Memorial (MAD) and the Academic Activities Memorial (MAA) will be composed of the Full Professors:

  • Dr. Luiz Augusto dos Santos Madureira – UFSC (Presidente)
  • Dr. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto – USP
  • Dr. Dante Homero Mosca Junior – UFPR
  • Dr. Paulo de Tarso Cavalcante Freire – UFC
  • Dr. Bernardo Ruegger Almeida Neves – UFMG (Suplente)

Yours sincerely,

VAGA para participar do PIBIC 2021-22 (scholarship announce)

28/12/2021 12:41

Projeto de Pesquisa visa dar os primeiros passos no uso de técnicas Físicas experimentais, tais como a Difração de Raios X de Policristais (DRXP), Espectroscopia Raman (ER), na caracterização das propriedades físicas de nanomateriais produzidos por mecanoquímica.

Veja as instalações multiusuário disponíveis para desenvolver as atividades nesse projeto: LSCnMLDRX, LabCAMLCME e até mesmo o LNLS/CNPEM. Cinco bolsistas de IC já foram realizar experimentos no antigo acelerador do LNLS (UVX, propostas aprovas para uso das linhas de luz DXAS, XDS, XDR1).


Envie uma mensagem para  com anexos: 1) seu histórico escolar UFSC e 2) Grade de horários no semestre atual
Aproveite a mensagem para tirar suas dúvidas e pedir mais informações, mas antes leia Edital com informações sobre o PIBIC-UFSC ciclo 2021-2022 em  . Visite também o site do gestor do PIBIC em

Impact of Research done in the LSCnM

29/09/2021 15:04

Review article in a high impact factor journal (Chemical Society Reviews) on the use of mechanochemical methods to study their reactivity in the production of organometallic nanoparticles cited 4 scientific articles with research done at LSCnM of the UFSC Department of Physics. PPGFSC students at UFSC were at the forefront of all publications. The review article compiles the recent literature on the use of mechanochemical methods in the production of nanoparticles to organometallics. Also, present an overview of mechanochemical reactivity that complements recent developments in organic synthesis and catalysis

“Mechanochemistry by grinding, grinding, extrusion or other types of mechanical shear and repair has new reactivity for a wide range of reactions not seen in traditional solution-based environments.”

Read the review article on integration by clicking here.


22/07/2021 10:50
Research Project aims to train human resources specialized in the use of experimental Physics techniques, such as Polycrystals X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Raman Spectroscopy (ER), in the characterization of the physical properties of nanomaterials and organic crystals produced by various methods of synthesis, especially mechanochemistry. See the multi-user facilities available to develop the activities in this project: LabCAMLCMELDRX and LNLS/CNPEM . Five IC students have already been carrying out experiments in the old LNLS accelerator (UVX, approved proposals for the use of beamlines DXAS, XDS, XDR1).
–The scholarship holder must be indicated by the 25/08/2021 for entry on the 1st payroll (for September and credited in October).

Marcelo wins “ROBERT L. SNYDER STUDENT AWARD” for the second time!

15/07/2021 12:50

Master’s student at PPGFSC-UFSC, Marcelo Augusto Malagutti, was awarded for the second consecutive time with the “ROBERT L. SNYDER STUDENT AWARD” award and will present work orally at the Denver X-ray Conference, which will take place between August 2nd and 6th 2021, virtually this year due to the pandemic.

Discente do PPGFSC, Marcelo Augusto Malagutti

The work entitled “Structural and Microstructural X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of the β-CoTe Nanophase Synthesized by Mechanochemistry: Anisotropic Size and Microstrain Modeling” (D-21 of the  General XRD session) is a compilation of the 1st article published by the student in co-authorship with Prof Carlos EM Campos (advisor), the newly graduated doctor from PPGFSC-UFSC, Kelli de Fátima Ulbrich, in close cooperation with researchers Julian Geshev and Vagner Zeizer Carvalho Paes, from the Physics Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. The student will present recent results of his studies on the microstructure of nanocrystalline materials produced by him using more sophisticated mathematical models to explain experimental data from their samples analyzed in various X-Ray diffraction laboratories (including the LDRX-UFSC,  (including synchrotron light sources such as LNLS e SLS).

Parabéns Marcelo!


08/09/2020 10:34
Projeto de Pesquisa visa formar recursos humanos especializados no uso de técnicas experimentais, tais como a Difração de Raios X de Policristais (DRXP), Espectroscopia Raman (ER) na caracterização das propriedades físicas de nanomateriais e cristais orgânicos produzidos por diversos métodos de síntese.
Destacamos que os proponentes contemplados com bolsa terão até o dia 15/09/2020 para indicar estudantes com o currículo Lattes atualizado e enviado ao CNPqconta corrente própria no Banco do Brasil, além dos demais requisitos descritos em edital, para garantia de entrada na folha de pagamento de setembro.
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