Scholarship 16/12340-9 - Physical Sciences and Mathematics - BV FAPESP
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Structural and mechanical properties of carbon-based foams

Grant number: 16/12340-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): September 15, 2016
Effective date (End): September 14, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Douglas Soares Galvão
Grantee:Cristiano Francisco Woellner
Supervisor abroad: Pulickel M. Ajayan
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Rice University, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:14/24547-1 - Theoretical investigations on growth and fracture mechanisms of graphene-based nanostructures, BP.PD

Abstract

Growth of layered (2D) materials has attracted great attention over the last decade due to their importance either in fundamental science as well as in technological applications. The most well-studied 2D material is graphene, owing to its remarkable and unique electronic, thermal and mechanical properties. Furthermore, as carbon atoms can have three different hybridizations, it is possible to build a large family of graphene allotropes. In order to extend the application of graphene (and its allotropes) in nanotechnology, it is necessary to develop methods to controllably build up 3D architectures exploiting the distinct characteristics of its building blocks. In this project, we intend to carry out extensive reactive molecular dynamics simulations in order to develop and build models able to mimic the structural and mechanical properties of 3D carbon-based foams (i.e. highly porous materials) using graphene, and graphenylene as building blocks. The theoretical results will be compared to the experimental ones from the Nanomaterials Laboratory at Rice University, led by Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan. The validated models will be helpful in design new architectures of 3D carbon-based foams. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP about the scholarship:
New material could revolutionize solar fuel generation 

Scientific publications (13)
(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)
KABBANI, MOHAMAD A.; KOCHAT, VIDYA; BHOWMICK, SANJIT; SOTO, MATIAS; SOM, ANIRBAN; KRISHNADAS, K. R.; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; JAQUES, YGOR M.; BARRERA, ENRIQUE V.; ASIF, SYED; VAJTAI, ROBERT; PRADEEP, THALAPPIL; GALVAO, DOUGLAS S.; KABBANI, AHMAD T.; TIWARY, CHANDRA SEKHAR; AJAYAN, PULICKEL M. Consolidation of functionalized graphene at ambient temperature via mechano-chemistry. Carbon, v. 134, p. 491-499, AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BALAN, ARAVIND PUTHIRATH; RADHAKRISHNAN, SRUTHI; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; SINHA, SHYAM K.; DENG, LIANGZI; DE LOS REYES, CARLOS; RAO, BANKI MANMADHA; PAULOSE, MAGGIE; NEUPANE, RAM; APTE, AMEY; KOCHAT, VIDYA; VAJTAI, ROBERT; HARUTYUNYAN, AVETIK R.; CHU, CHING-WU; COSTIN, GELU; GALVAO, DOUGLAS S.; MARTI, ANGEL A.; VAN AKEN, PETER A.; VARGHESE, OOMMAN K.; TIWARY, CHANDRA SEKHAR; IYER, ANANTHARAMAN MALIE MADOM RAMASWAMY; AJAYAN, PULICKEL M. Exfoliation of a non-van der Waals material from iron ore hematite. NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, v. 13, n. 7, p. 602+, JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GAUTAM, CHANDKIRAM; CHAKRAVARTY, DIBYENDU; GAUTAM, AMARENDRA; TIWARY, CHANDRA SEKHAR; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO FRANCISCO; MISHRA, VIJAY KUMAR; AHMAD, NASEER; OZDEN, SEHMUS; JOSE, SUJIN; BIRADAR, SANTOSHKUMAR; VAJTAI, ROBERT; TRIVEDI, RITU; GALVAO, DOUGLAS S.; AJAYAN, PULICKEL M. Synthesis and 3D Interconnected Nanostructured h-BN-Based Biocomposites by Low-Temperature Plasma Sintering: Bone Regeneration Applications. ACS OMEGA, v. 3, n. 6, p. 6013-6021, JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RIBEIRO, HELIO; TRIGUEIRO, JOAO P. C.; OWUOR, PETER S.; MACHADO, LEONARDO D.; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; PEDROTTI, JAIRO J.; JAQUES, YGOR M.; KOSOLWATTANA, SUPPANAT; CHIPARA, ALIN; SILVA, WELLINGTON M.; SILVA, CARLOS J. R.; GALVDO, DOUGLAS S.; CHOPRA, NITIN; ODEH, IHAB N.; TIWARY, CHANDRA S.; SILVA, GLAURA G.; AJAYAN, PULICKEL M. Hybrid 2D nanostructures for mechanical reinforcement and thermal conductivity enhancement in polymer composites. COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 159, p. 103-110, MAY 3 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SAJADI, SEYED MOHAMMAD; OWUOR, PETER SAMORA; SCHARA, STEVEN; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; RODRIGUES, VARLEI; VAJTAI, ROBERT; LOU, JUN; GALVAO, DOUGLAS S.; TIWARY, CHANDRA SEKHAR; AJAYAN, PULICKEL M. Multiscale Geometric Design Principles Applied to 3D Printed Schwarzites. Advanced Materials, v. 30, n. 1 JAN 4 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BORGES, DAIANE DAMASCENO; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; AUTRETO, PEDRO A. S.; GALVAO, DOUGLAS S. Water/Alcohol Separation in Graphene Oxide Membranes: Insights from Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Simulations. MRS ADVANCES, v. 3, n. 1-2, p. 109-114, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
JAQUES, Y. M.; MANIMUNDA, P.; NAKANISHI, Y.; SUSARLA, S.; WOELLNER, C. F.; BHOWMICK, S.; ASIF, S. A. S.; GALVAO, D. S.; TIWARY, C. S.; AJAYAN, P. M. Differences in the Mechanical Properties of Monolayer and Multilayer WSe2/MoSe2. MRS ADVANCES, v. 3, n. 6-7, p. 373-378, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MANIMUNDA, P.; NAKANISHI, Y.; JAQUES, Y. M.; SUSARLA, S.; WOELLNER, C. F.; BHOWMICK, S.; ASIF, S. A. S.; GALVAO, D. S.; TIWARY, C. S.; AJAYAN, P. M. Nanoscale deformation and friction characteristics of atomically thin WSe2 and heterostructure using nanoscratch and Raman spectroscopy. 2D MATERIALS, v. 4, n. 4 DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
SHARIFI, TIVA; ZHANG, XIANG; COSTIN, GELU; YAZDI, SADEGH; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; LIU, YANG; TIWARY, CHANDRA SEKHAR; AJAYAN, PULICKEL. Thermoelectricity Enhanced Electrocatalysis. Nano Letters, v. 17, n. 12, p. 7908-7913, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RADHAKRISHNAN, SRUTHI; SUDEEP, PARAMBATH M.; PARK, JUN HYOUNG; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; MALADONADO, KIERSTEIN; GALVAO, DOUGLAS S.; KAIPPARETTU, BENNY ABRAHAM; TIWARY, CHANDRA SEKHAR; AJAYAN, PULICKEL M. Multifunctional Hybrids Based on 2D Fluorinated Graphene Oxide and Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. PARTICLE & PARTICLE SYSTEMS CHARACTERIZATION, v. 34, n. 11 NOV 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
OWUOR, PETER SAMORA; PARK, OK-KYUNG; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; JALILOV, ALMAZ S.; SUSARLA, SANDHYA; JOYNER, JARIN; OZDEN, SEHMUS; DUY, LUONGXUAN; SALVATIERRA, RODRIGO VILLEGAS; VAJTAI, ROBERT; TOUR, JAMES M.; LOU, JUN; GALVAO, DOUGLAS SOARES; TIWARY, CHANDRA SEKHAR; AJAYAN, PULICKEL M. Lightweight Hexagonal Boron Nitride Foam for CO2 Absorption. ACS NANO, v. 11, n. 9, p. 8944-8952, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
OWUOR, PETER SAMORA; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO F.; LI, TONG; VINOD, SOUMYA; OZDEN, SEHMUS; KOSOLWATTANA, SUPPANAT; BHOWMICK, SANJIT; DUY, LUONG XUAN; SALVATIERRA, RODRIGO V.; WEI, BINGQING; ASIF, SYED A. S.; TOUR, JAMES M.; VAJTAI, ROBERT; LOU, JUN; GALVAO, DOUGLAS S.; TIWARY, CHANDRA SEKHAR; AJAYAN, PULICKEL. M. High Toughness in Ultralow Density Graphene Oxide Foam. ADVANCED MATERIALS INTERFACES, v. 4, n. 10 MAY 23 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SOLIS, DANIEL; WOELLNER, CRISTIANO; BORGES, DAIANE D.; GALVAO, DOUGLAS S. Mechanical and Thermal Stability of Graphyne and Graphdiyne Nanoscrolls. MRS ADVANCES, v. 2, n. 2, p. 129-134, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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