Margareth Kazuyo Kobayashi Dias Franco

Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares Brazil

Dr. Franco is a researcher at the Institute of Energy and Nuclear Research, Department of Radioactive Rejects in Brazil. She graduated from EEL-USP São Paulo University in 1982 and received her MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Campinas, UNICAMP-Brazil, in 1987. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Campinas with the thesis entitled Deposition and Characterization of semiconductor diamond films, in 1996. Dr. Franco has published papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals in the fields of Cementitious Materials, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physics and Materials Science. She has worked at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, X-ray Powder Diffraction Beamline, dedicated to meeting the needs of researchers from several countries, providing technical and scientific support. She sustained collaborations with researchers from Germany and Australia to study green cement , composites with cement and irradiated cement using Neutron and X-Ray diffraction and Tomography. Dr. Franco’s research with drug delivery systems focuses on characterization through Small Angle X-Ray Scattering and Small Angle Neutron Scattering.

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Reasoned and based on the difference between discovery and invention, according to the traditional conception, science can be distinguished between basic science and applied science. Nevertheless, we know that the sciences are inseparable. A century or more ago, Louis Pasteur said "there is no applied science, there are applications of science." With this assertion, he establishes the logic of complementarity between them. Science certainly goes beyond its own material application and brings us to issues that have intrigued humanity for a long time. During the many years that we have been working with techniques of material characterization, we observed that this complementarity was not always understood by the researchers. In line with the reasoning that the technique joined with science generates technology, the application of techniques that use x-ray and neutron sources seems to us of fundamental importance for the development of technology. In this way, we present in this book how the existing technology of material characterization can contribute to science and applied technology. The authors who contributed with this book sought to show the importance of applying the existing techniques in the development of their works.

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