PhD student in Materials Engineering, University of Minho
MSc, Engineering of Materials, University of Minho
BSc, Engineering of Materials, University of Minho
Author name: E. Carneiro
In September 21, 2017, REACH regulation entered into force across EU meaning that it is urgent to find an alternative to the electrodeposition processes of hexavalent chromium employed in several industrial applications. These procedures are hazardous to human health and to the environment being of extreme importance its rapid replacement. Minting is one of those application where the good mechanical and tribological properties of hard chromium were never outmatched by any other coating. My current work aim is to produce Me-Co-C(N) coatings by magnetron sputtering as a viable alternative to Cr VI thin films used nowadays. By tuning the deposition parameter, coatings with different molybdenum and nitrogen content will be produced and later characterized, thus exploring the vast spectrum of their mechanical, tribological, wear and corrosion properties, either in laboratory conditions or in real life condition.
Publications (click here for more information)
- Bianca Caratão, Edgar Carneiro, Pedro Sá, Bernardo Almeida, and Sandra Carvalho, “Properties of Electrospun TiO2 Nanofibers,” Journal of Nanotechnology, vol. 2014, Article ID 472132, 5 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/472132
- Artemísia Caldas, Jefferson Mendes de Souza, Edgar Carneiro, Sandra Carvalho, "Functionalization of fabrics by Ag-TiO2 Nanoparticles deposition by sol-gel method". Submitted to REDIGE- Revista de design, inovação e gestão estratégica (Oct. 2014).
- Edgar Carneiro, Pedro Sá, Bernardo Almeida, Carlos Américo Pinto, Joana Tinoco Fernandes, João Pedro Mendonça, Sandra Carvalho, "Effect of Electrospun Alumina Nanofibers Incorporation in Ceramic Glaze", Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology, Accepted (Jan. 13, 2015).