Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Clay Science and Technology

Gustavo Morari Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do ABC


Intercalation Compounds Clays DiffractionPolymer-Clay Composites Microscopy Simulation Organo-Clay Interactions Spectroscopy Environmental Diffraction Photoelectron Clay Theoretical Studies

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The synthesis and study of clays mixed with different polymers and organic molecules is one of the big deals in intercalation science and technology. With the emergence of nanotechnology, researchers become more interested in studying the unique properties of nanoscale materials. There are different ways to produce clay composites or nanocomposites with polymers; one possible route is the polymerization of aromatic monomers into media having modified clays with large organic acids. The catalytic behavior of some clay surfaces can change the properties of adsorbed or intercalated molecules. Theoretical approaches using quantum chemical calculations combined with new spectroscopic techniques are pushing forward the comprehension of the clay properties. The possibility to prepare new nanostructured 2D materials based on clays as the host or supporting matrix will warrant further application of these materials, especially in the field of nanomaterials. The notable applications include in tissue engineering, environmental remediation, biosensors, filtration, wound dressings, drug delivery, and enzyme immobilization. This book, in this amazing area of clay science, welcomes contributions (but not limited to) form the state-or-art results of synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and applications. The main goal of this work is to contribute in the rationalization of some important results obtained in the clay science and technology area.

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Date completed: November 18th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 7th 2020

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Review results due: April 27th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 26th 2020

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Gustavo Morari Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do ABC

Dr. Gustavo Morari do Nascimento has a position as a professor at the Federal University of ABC. He has strong experience in many fields related to the characterization of nanomaterials by using spectroscopic techniques associated with microscopic resolution. He obtained a doctoral degree from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 2004 writing a thesis about the spectroscopic characterization of nanocomposites formed by conducting polymers and clays. Afterward, in2007/2008 he received 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. After returning to Brazil, he has spent three years (2009-2011) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) working on the synthesis of nanostructured carbon modified with molecular magnets. Nowadays, his research focus is on the molecular characterization of modified carbon nanostructured materials and polymer nanocomposites by using different spectroscopic techniques. Resonance Raman and SERS (surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy) coupled to microscopy techniques added to X-ray absorption techniques at National Synchrotron Light Laboratory have been the main techniques employed in the investigation.

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