Ana Cláudia Madeira Botas Gomes Pimentel

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Assistant researcher
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Ana Pimentel received the degree in Physics Engineering, the Master degree in Materials Engineering and PhD in nanothecnology and nanoscience from the New University of Lisbon in 2000, 2006 and 2011, respectively. Currently she is working as Post.Doc on the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles to be used in nanoelectronics. Main scientific interests: Synthes of ZnO nanoparticles by microwave assisted hydrothermal method, on glass and paper based substrates, to be used in different application, such as UV sensors catalysis, platform for SERS applications, piezoelectricity and as an antibacterial agent.

Main publications

D. Nunes, T.R. Calmeiro, S. Nandy, J.V. Pinto, A. Pimentel, P. Barquinha, P.A. Carvalho, J.C. Walmsley, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, “Charging effects and surfasse potential variations on Cu-based nanowires”, Thin Solid Films, 601 (2016) pp. 45-53.

A. Pimentel, J. Rodrigues, P. Duarte, D. Nunes, F.M. Costa, T. Monteiro, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, “Effect of solvents on ZnO nanostructures synthesized by solvothermal method assisted by microwave radiation: a photocatalytic study”, Journal of Materials Science, 50 (2015) pp. 5777-5787.

J. Rodrigues, D. Mata, A. Pimentel, D. Nunes, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, A.J. Neves, T. Monteiro, F.M. Costa, “One-step synthesis of ZnO decorated CNT buckypaper composites and their optical and electrical properties”, Materials Science and Engineering B, 195 (2015) pp. 38-44.

D. Nunes, A. Pimentel, P. Barquinha, P. A. Carvalho, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, “Cu2O polyhedral nanowires produced by microwave irradiation”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2 (2014), pp. 6097-6103.

A. Pimentel, D. Nunes, P. Duarte, J. Rodrigues,F.M. Costa, T. Monteiro, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, “Synthesis of Long ZnO Nanorods under Microwave Irradiation or Conventional Heating”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (2014) pp. 14629-14639.