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Clay and Clay Minerals

Gustavo Morari Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do ABC

Dr. Morari Do Nascimento is a pioneering researcher in the use of Raman and X-ray absorption spectroscopies in the study of polymer-clay nanocomposites and holder of a registered patent appointed as the innovation UFABC prize of the year in 2019. He has worked on his post-doctoral degree at MIT and is a member of the American Nano Society.

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Environmental Aspects Diffraction X-ray Techniques Molecular Spectroscopy Flame-Retardant Conductive Polymers 3D Printing Biodegradation Industrial Remediation DFT Monte Carlo Calculations Quantum Chemical Calculations

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The synthesis and study of clays and clay minerals are one of the widest fields of research in materials science and technology. Characterization followed by application of many derived clay materials with different polymers, organic and biological molecules is one of the biggest deals in the clay science and technology field. With the emergence of nanotechnology, researchers become more interested in studying the unique properties of nanoscale materials. The catalytic behavior of some clay surfaces can change the properties of adsorbed or intercalated molecules. Theoretical approaches using ab initio, quantum chemical calculations, Monte Carlo calculations combined with new spectroscopic techniques are pushing forward the comprehension of clay properties. The possibility to prepare new 2D materials based on clays and clay minerals as host or supporting matrix will warrant further application of these materials from flame retardant to the pharmacy industry. In fact, notable applications include tissue engineering, environmental remediation, biosensors, filtration, wound dressings, drug delivery, enzyme immobilization, 3D printing and so on.

This book aims to review the amazing area of clay science including the state-of-art results of synthesis, characterization, simulation and applications. The main goal of this project is to contribute in the rationalization of some important results obtained in the clay science and technology area.

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Gustavo Morari Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do ABC

Dr. Gustavo Morari do Nascimento is a professor at the Federal University of ABC, Brazil. He has strong experience in many fields related to the spectroscopic and microscopic characterization of nanomaterials. He obtained a doctoral degree from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 2004 with a thesis on spectroscopic characterization of nanocomposites formed by conducting polymers and clays. He spent 2007–2008 working on a post-doctoral degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the resonance Raman study of double-walled carbon nanotubes doped with halogens under the guidance of the legendary Mildred S. Dresselhaus. Back in Brazil, Dr. Morari do Nascimento spent three years (2009–2011) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) working with the synthesis of nanostructured carbon modified with molecular magnets. Currently, his research focus is on using different spectroscopic techniques for molecular characterization of chemically modified, carbon-nanostructured materials and polymer nanocomposites. He employs Resonance Raman and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) coupled to microscopy techniques added to X-ray absorption techniques at the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory in his investigation.

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