Susana Sério

245 A
Edifício I Lab. 123

(+351) 21 294 85 76 10523

Research Areas

Presently the scientific activity is focused in:

- Production and study of oxide thin films (TiO2 films and doped- TiO2, WO3, PbO2 and others) by DC- magnetron sputtering for application as photocatalysts on the degradation of pollutants in aqueous solutions.
- Preparation of nanostrutured thin films by the radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering technique using polycrystalline samples with the desired composition as sputtering target for technological applications.
- Development of nanostrutured ZnO films for dye-sensitized solar cells.
- Development of new devices for charge storage and also for collecting solar energy and convert into electricity, combining conductor polymers and inorganic semiconductors, such as TiO2 and ZnO.
- Surface modification of different polymers namely polypropylene, low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, polyamide, polystyrene and poly(etherether) ketone by argon dielectric barrier discharge, using bromoform vapours, for environmental applications or biomedical applications.
- Plasma Medicine, in particular development of plasma jet set-ups for cancer treatment. The aim of this study is try to find alternatives to the conventional treatments techniques normally used, which less side effects but also efficient.

Main publications

Functionalization of polymer surfaces by medium frequency non-thermal plasma

T. Felix, J.S. Trigueiro, N. Bundaleski, O.M.N.D. Teodoro, S. Sério, N.A. Debacher

Applied Surface Science (2018) 730-738.

ZnO Seed Layers Prepared by DC Reactive Magnetron Sputtering to be Applied as Electrodeposition Substrates

D. Siopa, S. Sério, M. E. Melo Jorge, A. S. Viana, A. Gomes

Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (8) (2016) H697-H704.

DOI: 10.1149/2.0741608jes

Hierarchically Grown CaMn3O6 Nanorods by RF Magnetron Sputtering for Enhanced Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysis

B. Barrocas, S. Sério, M. E. Melo Jorge

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (2014) 24127−24135.

DOI: 10.1021/jp507070u

Visible-Light Photocatalysis in Ca0.6Ho0.4MnO3 Films Deposited by RF-Magnetron Sputtering Using Nanosized Powder Compacted Target

B. Barrocas, S. Sério, A. Rovisco, M. E. Melo Jorge.

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (2014) 590–597

DOI: 10.1021/jp412016a

Photocatalytic activity and reusability study of nanocrystalline TiO2 films prepared by sputtering technique

B. Barrocas, O.C. Monteiro, M. E. Melo Jorge, S. Sério

Applied Surface Science, 264 (2013) 111–116.

Influence of O2 partial pressure on the growth of nanostructured anatase phase TiO2 thin films prepared by DC reactive magnetron sputtering

S. Sério, M. E. Melo Jorge, M. J. P. Maneira, Y. Nunes

Materials Chemistry and Physics 126 (2011) 73–81.