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Acquisition of a scanning electron microscope with subnanometer resolution and of a scanning probe microscope for the characterization of nanostructured materials

Grant number: 09/53929-1
Support type:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: August 01, 2010 - December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Principal researcher:Walter José Botta Filho
Grantee:Walter José Botta Filho
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
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Type of equipment: Tipo de Equipamento Multiusuário não informado
Manufacturer: Fabricante não informado
Model: Modelo não informado

Abstract

This request is aimed at the acquisition of two modern multi-user devices: a scanning electron microscope with resolutions below one nanometer (0.8 nm at 15 kV and 0.9 nm at 1 kV); and a complete scanning probe microscope. These equipment will be incorporated into the infrastructure of the Laboratory of Structural Analysis (LCE) located in the UFSCar Department of Materials Engineering, complementing and modernizing its capacity for structural analysis of all types of materials at the micrometer, nanometer and subnanometer scales. In this context, the acquisition of these equipment will contribute to the development and nanostructural characterization (by ultra-high-resolution scanning electron microscopy and scanning probe microscopy) of various systems (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and glass), all having the common characteristic of containing nanometric phases that determine the specific properties of interest. In all cases, the greater spatial resolution that only electron microscope and probe microscopes provide, together with the chemical analysis in small regions and nanometric phases, are of enormous relevance for the characterization of such materials, as well as for identifying the processing protocols that are the most appropriate for the fabrication of nanostructured materials. The LCE fits the definition of a multi-user centralized laboratory and has done so since May of 1988, having been a pioneer in the area of electron microscopy in Brazil. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PUGLIESE ANDRADE, GABRIEL RAMATIS; CORREIA FURQUIM, SHEILA APARECIDA; VIDOCA DO NASCIMENTO, THIAGO TAVARES; BRITO, ALEX CORDEIRO; CAMARGO, GABRIELA RIBEIRO; DE SOUZA, GIOVANNA CRISTINA. Transformation of clay minerals in salt-affected soils, Pantanal wetland, Brazil. Geoderma, v. 371, JUL 15 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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