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Here are some of the publications of Prof. Castro and his group. If you're interested in learning more about them, or have any questions, please email Prof. Castro and he'll be happy to help.

Publications from the Group in 2013

Title: On the thermodynamic stability of nanocrystalline ceramics
Author(s): Castro, Ricardo H. R. Source: MATERIALS LETTERS Volume: 96 Pages: 45-56 Published: APR 1 2013
Title: INspiring a new generation of materials engineers
Author(s): Castro, Ricardo H. R. Source: AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY BULLETIN Volume: 92 Issue: 8 Pages: 38-39 DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2013.01.007 Published: OCT-NOV 2013
Title: Water adsorption and interface energetics of zinc aluminate spinel nanoparticles: Insights on humidity effects on nanopowder processing and catalysis
Author(s): Quach, Dat V.; Bonifacio, Abigail R.; Castro, Ricardo H. R. Source: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH Volume: 28 Issue: 15 Pages: 2004-2011 DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2013.192 Published: AUG 2013
Title: Synthesis, size reduction, and delithiation of carbonate-free nanocrystalline lithium nickel oxide
Author(s): Dearden, Craig; Zhu, Minghui; Wang, Beibei; et al. Source: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE Volume: 48 Issue: 4 Pages: 1740-1745 DOI: 10.1007/s10853-012-6932-y Published: FEB 2013

Publications from the Group in 2012

Title: Analysis of Anhydrous and Hydrated Surface Energies of gamma-Al2O3 by Water Adsorption Microcalorimetry
Author(s): Castro, Ricardo H. R.; Quach, Dat V. Source: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C Volume: 116 Issue: 46 Pages: 24726-24733 DOI: 10.1021/jp309319j Published: NOV 22 2012
Title: Transparent Nanocrystalline Pure and Ca-Doped MgO by Spark Plasma Sintering of Anhydrous Nanoparticles
Author(s): Tran, Tien B.; Hayun, Shmuel; Navrotsky, Alexandra; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Volume: 95 Issue: 4 Pages: 1185-1188 DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05103.x Published: APR 2012
Title: Direct measurement of grain boundary enthalpy of cubic yttria-stabilized zirconia by differential scanning calorimetry
Author(s): Quach, D.V.; Castro, R.H.R. Source: Journal of Applied Physics Volume: 112 Issue: 8 Pages: 083527 (5 pp.) DOI: 10.1063/1.4761992 Published: 15 Oct. 2012
Title: Surface Segregation in Chromium-Doped Nanocrystalline Tin Dioxide Pigments
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Rufner J.; Hidalgo P.; Gouvea D.; Coaquira J.; van Benthem K.
Source: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Volume: 95 Issue: 1 Pages: 170-176 DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04868.x Published: JAN 2012

Publications from the Group in 2011

Title: Surface enthalpy and enthalpy of water adsorption of nanocrystalline tin dioxide: Thermodynamic insight on the sensing activity
Author(s): Ma Yuanyuan; Castro Ricardo H. R.; Zhou Wei; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH Volume: 26 Issue: 7 Pages: 848-853 DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2010.97 Published: APR 2011
Title: The Hidden Effect of Interface Energies in the Polymorphic Stability of Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Wang Beibei
Source: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Volume: 94 Issue: 3 Pages: 918-924 DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2010.04164.x Published: MAR 2011
Title: Quantification of MgO surface excess on the SnO(2) nanoparticles and relationship with nanostability and growth
Author(s): Gouvea Douglas; Pereira Gilberto J.; Gengembre Leon; et al.
Source: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE Volume: 257 Issue: 9 Pages: 4219-4226 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.12.023 Published: FEB 15 2011
Title: Surface Segregation in Chromium-Doped Nanocrystalline Tin Dioxide Pigments
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Rufner J.; Hidalgo P.; Gouvea D.; Coaquira J.; van Benthem K.
Source: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04868.x Published: OCT 04 2011
Title: Experimental Methodologies for Assessing the Surface Energy of Highly Hygroscopic Materials: The Case of Nanocrystalline Magnesia
Author(s): Hayun S.; Tran T.; Ushakov S.; Thron A.; van Benthem; Navrotsky A.; Castro R. H. R.
Source: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C Volue: 115 Issue: 48 Pages:23929–23935 DOI: 10.1021/jp2087434 Published: OCT 28 2011

Publications from the Group in 2010

Title: Structural and magnetic properties of pure and nickel doped SnO(2) nanoparticles
Author(s): Aragon F. H.; Coaquira J. A. H.; Hidalgo P.; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER Volume: 22 Issue: 49 Article Number: 496003 DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/22/49/496003 Published: DEC 15 2010
Title: Experimental study of the structural, microscopy and magnetic properties of Ni-doped SnO(2) nanoparticles
Author(s): Aragon F. H.; Coaquira J. A. H.; Hidalgo P.; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS Volume: 356 Issue: 52-54 Special Issue: SI Pages: 2960-2964 DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncryso1.2010.06.081 Published: DEC 2010
Title: Calorimetric Measurement of Surface and Interface Enthalpies of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ)
Author(s): Costa Gustavo C. C.; Ushakov Sergey V.; Castro Ricardo H. R.; et al.
Source: CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS Volume: 22 Issue: 9 Pages: 2937-2945 DOI: 10.1021/cm100255u Published: MAY 11 2010
Title: Interface Energy Measurement of MgO and ZnO: Understanding the Thermodynamic Stability of Nanoparticles
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Torres Ricardo B.; Pereira Gilberto J.; et al.
Source: CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS Volume: 22 Issue: 8 Pages: 2502-2509 DOI: 10.1021/cm903404u Published: APR 27 2010
Title: Microstructural Effects of Sn Addition to Fe(2)O(3) Thin Films
Author(s): Carbajal-Franco Guillermo; Avila-Garcia Alejandro; Tiburcio-Silver Arturo; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY Volume: 10 Issue: 2 Pages: 1338-1342 DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2010.1838 Published: FEB 2010

Publications from the Group in 2009

Title: Surface modification of bovine bone ash prepared by milling and acid washing process
Author(s): Gouvea Douglas; Alatrista Gerardo A. V.; Brito Silvio L. M.; et al.
Source: CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL Volume: 35 Issue: 8 Pages: 3043-3049 DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2009.04.024 Published: DEC 2009
Title: Surface energy of pure and doped tin oxide
Author(s): Castro, R.H.R.; Hidalgo, P.; Gouvea, D.; Navrotsky, A.
Source: CERÂMICA Volume: 55, Pages: 342-348 Published: 2009 (in Portuguese)
Title: Electrophoretic deposition of ZrO(2)-Y(2)O(3): a bi-component study concerning self-assemblies
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Kodama Paulo K.; Gouvea Douglas; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE Volume: 44 Issue: 7 Pages: 1851-1857 DOI: 10.1007/s10853-008-3240-7 Published: APR 2009

Publications from the Group in 2008

Title: Relationship between surface segregation and rapid propane electrical response in Cd-doped SnO2 nanornaterials
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Hidalgo Pilar; Perez Henrique E. M.; et al.
Source: SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL Volume: 133 Issue: 1 Pages: 263-269 DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2008.02.021 Published: JUL 28 2008
Title: Interface excess and polymorphic stability of nanosized zirconia-magnesia
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Marcos Paulo J. B.; Lorriaux Annick; et al.
Source: CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS Volume: 20 Issue: 10 Pages: 3505-3511 DOI: 10.1021/cm703599r Published: MAY 27 2008
Title: The rheological behavior and surface charging of gelcasting alumina suspensions
Author(s): Ortega F. S.; Castro R. H. R.; Gouvea D.; et al.
Source: CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL Volume: 34 Issue: 1 Pages: 237-241 DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2006.09.012 Published: 2008

Professor Castro's Older Publications 2007

Title: Surface reactivity and electrophoretic deposition of ZrO(2)-MgO mechanical mixture
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Marcos Paulo J. B.; Sakamoto Eduardo K.; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE Volume: 42 Issue: 16 Pages: 6946-6950 DOI: 10.1007/s10853-006-1279-x Published: AUG 2007
Title: Surface modification of SnO2 nanoparticles containing Mg or Fe: Effects on sintering
Author(s): Castro Ricardo H. R.; Pereira Gilberto J.; Gouvea Douglas
Source: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE Volume: 253 Issue: 10 Pages: 4581-4585 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2006.10.010 Published: MAR 15 2007

Professor Castro's Older Publications 2006

Title: Surface energy and thermodynamic stability of gamma-alumina: Effect of dopants and water
Author(s): Castro RHR; Ushakov SV; Gengembre L; et al.
Source: CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS Volume: 18 Issue: 7 Pages: 1867-1872 DOI: 10.1021/cm052599d Published: APR 4 2006

Professor Castro's Older Publications 2005

Title: Surface segregation and consequent SO(2) sensor response in SnO(2)-NiO
Author(s): Hidalgo P; Castro RHR; Coelho ACV; et al.
Source: CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS Volume: 17 Issue: 16 Pages: 4149-4153 DOI: 10.1021/cm049020g Published: AUG 9 2005
Title: Surface segregation in SnO2-Fe2O3 nanopowders and effects in Mossbauer spectroscopy
Author(s): Castro RHR; Hidalgo P; Coaquira JAH; et al. Source: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Issue: 11 Pages: 2134-2138 Published: JUN 6 2005
Title: Densification and electrical conductivity of fast fired manganese-doped ceria ceramics
Author(s): Pereira GJ; Castro RHR; de Florio DZ; et al.
Source: MATERIALS LETTERS Volume: 59 Issue: 10 Pages: 1195-1199 DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2004.12.027 Published: APR 2005
Title: Effect of water vapor on the synthesis by the polymeric precursor method of alumina doped powders
Author(s): Castro, R. H. R. ; Gouvea, D.
Source: CERÂMICA Volume: 51 Pages: 407-411 Published: 2005 (in Portuguese)

Professor Castro's Older Publications 2004

Title: Influence of the acid-basic character of oxide surfaces in dispersants effectiveness
Author(s): Castro RHR; Murad BBS; Gouvea D
Source: CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL Volume: 30 Issue: 8 Pages: 2215-2221 DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2003.12.005 Published: 2004

Professor Castro's Older Publications 2003

Title: Sintering: the role of interface energies
Author(s): Gouvea D; Castro RHR
Source: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE Volume: 217 Issue: 1-4 Pages: 194-201 DOI: 10.1016/S0169-4332(03)00539-7 Published: JUL 15 2003
Title: Microstructure and structure of NiO-SnO(2) and Fe(2)O(3)-SnO(2) systems
Author(s): Castro RHR; Hidalgo P; Muccillo R; et al.
Source: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE Volume: 214 Issue: 1-4 Pages: 172-177 DOI: 10.1016/S0169-4332(03)00274-5 Published: MAY 31 2003
Title: The influence of the chitosan adsorption on the stability of SnO2 suspensions
Author(s): Castro RHR; Gouvea D
Source: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Volume: 23 Issue: 6 Pages: 897-903 Article Number: PII S0955-2219(02)00200-5 DOI: 10.1016/S0955-2219(02)00200-5 Published: MAY 2003
Title: Study of the influence of the Mn ion on the gamma-alpha alumina phase transition
Author(s): Castro, R. H. R. ; Gouvea, D.
Source: CERÂMICA Volume: 49 Pages: 55-60 Published: 2003 (in Portuguese)

Professor Castro's Older Publications 2002

Title: Surface segregation of additives on SnO2 based powders and their relationship with macroscopic properties
Author(s): Pereira GJ; Castro RHR; Hidalgo P; et al.
Source: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE Volume: 195 Issue: 1-4 Pages: 277-283 Article Number: PII S0169-4332(02)00567-6 DOI: 10.1016/S0169-4332(02)00567-6 Published: JUL 15 2002

Professor Castro's Older Publications 2001

Title: Engineering surface and electrophoretic deposition of SiC powder
Author(s): Nobre MAL; Castro RHR; Gouvea D
Source: MATERIALS LETTERS Volume: 50 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 115-119 DOI: 10.1016/S0167-577X(00)00426-2 Published: AUG 2001
Title: Study of zirconia and magnesia suspensions in ethanol
Author(s): Marcos, P. J. B.; Castro, R. H. R. ; GOUVEA, D.
Source: CERÂMICA Volume: 47 Issue: 304 Pages: 187-192 Published: 2001 (in Portuguese)

Professor Castro's Older Publications 2000

Title: Stability of SnO2 dispersions containing Larginine or chitosan
Author(s): Castro, R. H. R. ; GOUVEA, D.
Source: CERÂMICA Volume: 46 Issue: 300 Pages: 214-219 Published: 2000 (in Portuguese) - Professor Castro first publication!

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