Ana Maria Ferraria

Research Activities
-Surface Science and Engineering: in situ synthesis of metal or semiconductor nanoparticles on polysaccharides films and textiles; (Photo)Catalytic systems; Polymeric Surfaces; Graphene; (Nano)cellulose functionalization in heterogeneous phase; adsorption of organic molecules on semiconductor surfaces aiming for their application in chemical and biochemical sensors;...
Characterization by XPS, QCM, AFM and HREELS.

Selected Publications
Jbeli A, Hamden Z, Bouattour S., Ferraria AM, Conceição DS, Vieira Ferreira LF, Botelho do Rego AM, Rei Vilar M, Boufi S (2018) Chitosan-Ag-TiO2 Films: An Effective Photocatalyst Under Visible Light, Carbohydr. Polym. 199: 31–40, doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.06.122

Abid M, Bouattour S, Ferraria AM*, Conceição DS, Carapeto AP, Vieira Ferreira LF, Botelho do Rego AM, Chehimi MM, Rei Vilar M, Boufi S* (2017) Facile functionalization of cotton with nanostructured Silver/Titania for Visible-Light Plasmonic Photocatalysis, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 507: 83–94, doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2017.07.109

Carapeto AP*, Ferraria AM*, Botelho do Rego AM (2017) Unraveling the reaction mechanism of silver ions reduction by chitosan from so far neglected spectroscopic features, Carbohydr. Polym. 174: 601–609, doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.06.100

Gomes PJ, Ferraria AM*, Botelho do Rego AM, Hoffmann SV, Ribeiro PA, Raposo M* (2015) Energy Thresholds of DNA Damage Induced by UV Radiation: an XPS Study, J. Phys. Chem. B 119 (17): 5404–5411, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b01439

Ferraria AM*, Carapeto AP, Botelho do Rego (2012) AM X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: silver salts revisited, Vacuum 86: 1988-1991. Featured as Editor’s Choice, doi:10.1016/j.vacuum.2012.05.031

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