Maria de Jesus Matos Gomes

Name Maria de Jesus Matos Gomes
Work Groups Work Group 1 - Synthesis
Work Group 2 - Characterisation
Work Group 3 - Devices
Laboratory Centre of Physics and Department of physics
Organisation University of Minho
Website http://www.fisica.uminho.pt
Areas of Research Solid State Physics and Materials Physics
Research Keywords nanocrystals and quantum-dots; thin films; PVD materials processing;multilayer nanostructured materials

Areas of Future Interest Growth and study of ZnO:Mn, Co multilayer structures

Selected Publications:

Brief CV
Solid State Physics and Materials Physics:
1)Growth of semiconductor and metalic nanoparticles dispersed on several matrices by wet-chemistry (sol-gel techniques) and PVD techniques (rf-sputtering, PLD-Pulsed Laser Ablation, IBAD-EB/ion beam assisted com electron-beam);
2)Growth of ceramic films based on perovskite structures using sol-gel, Laser Ablation (PLD), Magnettron Sputtering and Ion Beam Assisted by Electron Beam (IBAD-EB);
3)Study of structural, electronic and vibrational properties of semiconductors nanostructures (nanoparticles and Quantum Dots of Ge, SiGe, CdTe, CdSe, CdS)dispersed in inorganic (SiO2, Al2O3,TiO2), polymeric and hybrid organic-inorganic matrices(Di-Ureasil Hybrids);
4) Study of structural and optical properties of metallic nano-particles (Ag, Au) dispersed in hybrid organic-inorganic matrices and inorganic matrix (SiO2, Al2O3,TiO2);
(5) Study of structural, optical, photo-electrical, electrical properties of Magnetic Tunneling Junction Structures based on doped-ZnO ferromagnetic Nanocrystals; (6) Study of dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties of ceramic materials based on BST and PZT and modified ones like PZTN, PLZT, and graded structures based on PZTN-PZT and BST ceramics monophase and compositionnally grades multilayer structures;