Coating made of chitosan – a natural polymer obtained from shellfish exoskeletons – and developed at RIDC CDMF enhances mechanical strength, protects against microorganisms, and prevents mass loss due to evaporation. It can also be used to coat food packaging.
Research led by a Brazilian scientist facilitates the analysis of materials comprising a large number of three-dimensionally structured atoms, such as barium molybdate, with potential applications in luminescence and organic compound degradation.
Researchers at the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials have created a composite with antifungal properties that are 32 times greater than those of silver by irradiating a metallic tungstate with electrons and femtosecond laser light.
Presented at a symposium held by the Center for Development of Functional Materials, the device is capable of identifying the presence of different pathogens more quickly and cheaply than standard methods.
Researchers at the Center for Development of Functional Materials developed a method to identify the ideal shape of nanoparticles with specific properties or characteristics.
Technique developed in Brazil uses infrared light to release photoactive material and cancer drug inside tumor cells and kill them with hyperthermia.
Use of a device created by the FAPESP-funded Center for Development of Functional Materials, could be made compulsory in Argentina, where 250 deaths from CO poisoning are reported each year.
Researchers affiliated with the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials in São Paulo have developed a new method to obtain nanometric silver particles, currently used in various products