Maria Elisabete Jorge Vieira da Costa

Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais e Cerâmica

Professor Auxiliar
gabinete: 9.2.22
extensão: 22921
telefone externo: 234370354


Scientific Interests

Chemical synthesis of nano- and micro-sized powder particles (oxides and calcium fosfates) for advanced applications (electronic and biomedical applications).

Preparation and characterization of porous scaffolds (ceramic, polymer and composites) for tissue engineering.

Processing of nanostructured calcium phosphate particles for controlled drug delivery.

Preparation and characterization of ferroelectric thin films by chemical solution deposition and sputtering methods.

Growth and characterization of ferroelectric single crystals.

Preparation and characterization of piezo and ferroelectric bulk ceramics for high temperature transducers.

Investigation of dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of materials.

Selected Publications

H. Amorin, I. Coondoo, M.E.V.Costa, A.L.Kholkin, “Ferroelectric domains and grain engineering in SrBi2Ta2O9” in "Lead-Free Piezoelectrics”, edited by Springer, Part 1, pp. 53-85, 2012.

S. Jin, I.M.Miranda Salvado, M.E.V.Costa, Structure, dielectric and ferroelectric anisotropy of Sr2-xCaxBi4Ti5O18 ceramics, Materials Research Bulletin, 46(2011) 432–437.

S. Endres, B. Hiebl, J. H¨agele, C. Beltzer, R. Fuhrmann, V. J¨ager, M. Almeida , M.E.V. Costa , C. Santos , H. Traupe, E.M. Jung, L. Prantl, F. Jung, A. Wilke and R.-P. Franke, Angiogenesis and healing with non-shrinking, fast degradeable PLGA/CaP scaffolds in critical-sized defects in the rabbit femur with or without osteogenically induced mesenchymal stem cells, Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation 48 (2011) 29–40.

S. Zlotnik, P.M. Vilarinho, M.E.V. Costa, J.A. Moreira, A. Almeida, Growth of Incipient Ferroelectric KTaO3 Single Crystals by a Modified Self-Flux Solution Method, Crystal Growth & Design, 10 (2010) 3397-3404.

G.G. Aguilar, I.M.Miranda Salvado, M.E.V.Costa, Rapid thermal annealing and conventional furnace effect on SrBiTa2O9 thin films crystallization,Thin Solid Films, 517(2009)5728-5733.

C.Santos, M.A. Martins, M.M. Almeida and M.E.V. Costa, Influence of the (citric acid/ calcium) ratio on hap particles synthesis, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 15 (2009)85-86.
C.Santos, M.A. Martins, R.-P. Franke, M.M. Almeida and M.E.V. Costa, “Calcium phosphate granules for use as a 5-Fluorouracil delivery system”, Ceramics International, 35(2009) 1587-1594.

C. Santos, C.F. Rovath, R.-P. Franke M. M. Almeida and M. E. V. Costa, “Spray-dried hydroxyapatite-5-Fluorouracil granules as a chemotherapeutic delivery system”, Ceramics International, 35 (2009), 509-513.

B. Hiebl, R. Fuhrmann, M.E.V. Costa, M.M. Almeida and R.P. Franke, “In vitro 3D assay to test angiogenic effects of human CD14+ monocytes seeded on macroporous PLGA/CaP polymers with a CaP nanostructured surface”, Clinical Hemorehology and Microcirculation, 40 (1)(2008)37-50.

T. Scharnweber, C. Santos, R-P. Franke, M.M. Almeida and M. E. V. Costa, “ Influence of spray-dried hydroxyapatite-5-Fluorouracil granules on cell lines derived from tissues of mesenchymal origin”, Molecules; 13, (2008) 2729-2739.

C.Santos, R.-P. Franke, M.M. Almeida and M.E.V. Costa, “Nanoscale Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Particles by Electron Microscopy”, Microscopy and Microanalysis; 14 (2008) 67-70.

M. Martins, C.Santos, M.M.Almeida and M.E.V Costa, "Hydroxyapatite micro- and nanoparticles: nucleation and growth mechanisms in the presence of citrate species", J. Colloid and Interface Science, 318 (2008)210-216.

H. Amorín, A. L. Kholkin, M. E. V. Costa, "Templated Grain Growth of SrBi2Ta2O9 Ceramics: Mechanism of Texture Development", Materials Research Bulletin , 43(2008)1412-1419.

A. Wu, G.G. Aguilar, P.M. Vilarinho, I.M.Miranda Salvado, M.E.V.Costa, Comparing macroscopic and microscopic properties of seeded ferroelectric thin films, J. Electroceram., 21(2008) 193-197.

M.A. Reis, N.P. Barradas, C. Pascual-Izarra, P.C. Chaves, A.R. Ramos, E. Alves, G. González-Aguilar, M.E.V. Costa and I.M. Miranda Salvado, "Holistic RBS-PIXE data reanalysis of SBT thin film samples", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 261 (1-2)(2007) 439-442.

P.Keburis, J.Banys,J. Grigas,Z. Bortekevic, A. Kholkin and M.E.V.Costa, "Dielectric properties of the Relaxor Ceramics BBT", Ferroelectrics, 347(2007)50-54.
P.Keburis, J.Banys, A.Brilingas, Z. Bortekevic, A. Kholkin and M.E.V.Costa, "Dielectric Dispersion and Distribution of the Relaxation Times of the Relaxor Ceramics BBT", Ferroelectrics, 353(2007)87-90.

P.Keburis, J.Banys, A.Brilingas, J.Prapuolenis, A. Kholkin and M.E.V.Costa, "Dielectric Properties of Relaxor Ceramics BBN", Ferroelectrics, 353(2007)149-153.

D.Nuzhnyy, S. Kamba, P.Kuzel, S. Veljko, V. Bovtun, M.Savinov, J. Petzelt, H.Amorin, M.E.V.Costa, A.L.Kholkin, Ph. Boullay, M.Adamczyk, “Phase transitions in Bi-layered ferroelectrics with Aurivillius structure, Physical Review B, 74(2006)134105-5.

H. Amorín, V. V. Shvartsman, I. K. Bdikin, M. E. V. Costa, A. L. Kholkin and N.A. Pertsev, “Ferroelectric domains and twinning in high-quality SrBi2Ta2O9 single crystals”, Applied Physics Letters 88(6) (2006) 62903.

H. Amorín, A. L. Kholkin and M. E. V. Costa, “Texture – Property Relationships in Bi-Layered Ferroelectric Ceramics: A Case Study of SrBi2Ta2O9”, Materials Science Forum, 514-516 (2006) 170-174.

J. A. Pérez, M. R. Soares, P. Q. Mantas , H. Amorín , M. E. V. Costa, A. M. R. Senos, “Growth of lead zirconate titanate single crystals by the high temperature solution method”, Materials Science Forum, 514-516 (2006) 184-187.

J.V.Araújo, J. A. Lopes-da-Silva, M. M. Almeida and M. E. V. Costa, “Preparation and Characterization of Chitosan-Based Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications”, Materials Science Forum, 514 – 516 (2006) 1005 – 1009.

C. Santos, M. A. Martins, M. M. Almeida and M. E. V. Costa, “Adsorption mechanism of 5-fluourouracil on different hydroxyapatite particles”, Materials Science Forum, Materials Science Forum, 514–516 (2006)1103 – 1107.

H. Amorín, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, M. E. V. Costa, “Growth and Characterization of Ferroelectric SrBi2Ta2O9 Single Crystals via High-Temperature Self-Flux Solution Method”, Physics of the Solid State, 48 (2006)537-543.

G. G.Aguilar, A.Wu, M.A.reis, A.Ramos, I. M. Miranda Salvado, E.Alves, M. E. V. Costa*. “Diffusion preocesses in seeded and unseeded SBT thin films with varied stoichiometry”. Surface Science, 600(2006) 1780-1786.

G. G.Aguilar, I. M. Miranda Salvado, M. E. V. Costa*. ‘‘’Greening’ the synthesis of SrBi2Ta2O9 thin films”. Materials Letters 60 (2006) 28-30.

A. Almeida, M. R. Chaves, H .Amorín, M. E. V. Costa, A. L. Kholkin, “Lattice dynamics study of High-quality strontium bismuth tantalate single crystals”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 17 (2005) 7605-7612.

H. Amorín, R.S.Martins, A. L. Kholkin, M. E. V. Costa, “Structural and Electrical Characterization of Ferroelectric SrBi2Nb2O9 Single crystals Grown by High-temperature Self-Flux Solution”, Ferroelectrics, 320 (2005) 43-50.

H. Amorín, A L. Kholkin and M. E. V. Costa, “Texture development and dielectric properties of SrBi2Ta2O9 ceramics processed by templated grain growth”, Journal of the European Ceramics Society 25(12) (2005) 2453-2456.

G. González Aguilar, M. E. V. Costa and I.M Miranda Salvado. “Improving the synthesis of SrBi2Ta2O9 films by using SBT seeds”. Journal of the European Ceramics Society 25(12) (2005) 2331-35.

G. G.Aguilar, M. E. V. Costa and I. M. Miranda Salvado. “Environmentally safe synthesis of SrBi2Ta2O9 and SrBi2Nb2O9 thin films”. Journal de Physique IV. 128 (2005) 41-44.

H. Amorín, Igor K. Bdikin, Vladimir V. Shvartsman, M. E.V. Costa and Andrei L. Kholkin, “X-ray Characterization and Domain Structure of High-Quality SrBi2Ta2O9 Single-Crystals Grown by Self-Flux Solution Method”. Integrated Ferroelectrics, Vol. 68 (2004) 259-268.

H. Amorín, V. V. Shvartsman, A. L. Kholkin and M. E. V. Costa “Ferroelectric and Dielectric Anisotropy in High-Quality SrBi2Ta2O9 Single Crystals”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 85, No. 23 (2004) pp. 5667-5669.

M. A. Martins, C. Santos, M. E. V. Costa, M. M. Almeida, Preparation of porous hydroxiapatite particules to be used as drug delivery systems, Advanced Materials Forum II, 455-456, (2004)353-357.

Harvey Amorín, Vladimir V. Shvartsman, Gilles Trolliard, Michel Manier, Jean-Pierre Mercurio, Andrei L. Kholkin and M. E. V. Costa, “Investigation of Domain Structure of SrBi2Ta2O9 Single Crystals via Polarized Optical and Piezoelectric Force Microscopy”, Integrated Ferroelectrics, 62(2004)215-220.

G. Aguillar, M. E. V. Costa, Synthesis and characterization of SrBi2Nb2O9 powders prepared by a new chemical method, Materials Science Forum II, 455-456, (2004) 186-190.

H. Amorín, M. E. V. Costa, A. L. Kholkin and J. L. Baptista, Electrical Properties of SrBi2Ta2O9 Single Crystals Grown by Self-Flux Solution, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 24, (2004) 1535-1539.

H. Amorín, M. E. V. Costa, A. L. Kholkin, “Microstructure and Electrical Properties of SrBi2Ta2O9 Ceramics Processed by Templated Grain Growth”, Material Science Forum, 455-456, (2004)35-39.

G. Aguillar, M. E. V. Costa, Synthesis and characterization of SrBi2Ta2O9 powders for ferroelectric applications, Ferroelectrics, 294 (2003)211-220.

V. V. Shvartsman, M. E. V. Costa, M. Avdeev, A. L. Kholkin, Relaxor behavior of BaBi2Ta2O9 and BaBi2Nb2O9 ceramics, Ferroelectrics, 296 (2003) 187-197.

V. Assunção, E. Fortunato, A. Marques, H. Águas, I. Ferreira, M. E. V. Costa, R. Martins, Influence of the deposition pressure on the properties of transparent and conductive ZnO:Ga thin film produced by r.f. sputtering at room temperature, Thin Solid Films, 427 (2003) 401-405.

I.Ferreira, M.E.V. Costa, E.Fortunato, R. Martins, “From porous to compact films by changing the onset conditions of HW-CVD process”, Thin Solid Films, 427(2003)225-230.

I. Ferreira, E. Fortunato, L. Pereira, M. E. V. Costa, R. Martins, The properties of a-Si:H films deposited on mylar substrates by hot-wire plasma assisted technique, J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 299-302 (2002) 30-35.

E. Fortunato, P. Nunes, A. Marques. D. Costa, H. Águas, I. Ferreira, M. E. V. Costa, R. Martins, Highly conductive/transparent ZnO:Al thin films deposited at room temperature by rf magnetron sputtering, Advanced Materials Forum I, 230-232 (2002) 571-574.

M. Avdeev, A. L. Kholkin, M. E .V. Costa, J. L. Baptista, Processing and characterization of Ba-based layered ferroelecric relaxors, Advanced Materials Forum, 230-232 (2002) 595-598.

A. L. Kholkin, R. Martins, H. Águas, I. Ferreira, V. Silva, O.A. Smirnova, M.E.V. Costa, P.M. Vilarinho, E. Fortunato, J. L. Baptista, Metal-ferroelectric thin film devices, J. Non-Crystaline Solids, 299-302 (2002) 1311-1315.

E. Fortunato, P. Nunes, A. Marques, D. Costa, H. Àguas, I. Ferreira, M. E. V. Costa, M. H. Godinho, P. L. Almeida, J. P. Borges, R. Martins, Transparent conductive ZnO:Al thin film deposited on polymer substrates by RF magnetron sputtering, Surface and Coatings Techn., 151-152 (2002) 247-251.

E. Fortunato, P. Nunes, A. Marques, D. Costa, H. Águas, I. Ferreira, M. E. V. Costa, M. H. Godinho, P. L. Almeida, J. P. Borges, R. Martins, Influence of the strain on the electrical resistance of zinc oxide doped thin film deposited on polymer substrates, Advanced Engineering Materials, 4 (2002) 610-612.

A. L. Kholkin, M. Avdeev, M. E .V. Costa, J. L. Baptista, Ba-based ferroelectric relaxors, Integrated Ferroelectrics , 37 (2001) 635-643.

I. Ferreira, M.E.V. Costa, L. Pereira, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, A.R.Ramos, M.F.Silva, Silicon carbide alloys produced by hot wire, hot wire plasma assisted and plasma enhanced CVD techniques, Applied Surface Science 184 (2001) 8-19.

A. L. Kolkin, M. Avdeev, M. E. V. Costa, S. N. Dorogovtsev, J. L. Baptista, Dielectric Relaxation in Ba-based layered perovskites, Appl. Phys. Letters, 79(2001) 662-664.

C. Miranda, M. E. V. Costa, M. Avdeev, A. L. kholkin, J. L. Baptista, Relaxor properties of Ba-based layered perovskites, J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., 21(2001)1303-1306.

M.E.V. Costa, P.Q. Mantas, Dielectric properties of porous Ba0.997La0.003Ti1.0045 O3 ceramics, J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., 19(1999)1077-1080.

M.E.V. Costa, J.R. Jurado, M.T. Colomer, J.R. Frade, Effects of humidity on the electrical behaviour of dSr0.97Ti0.97Fe0.03O3 , J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., 19(1999)769-772.

M.E.V. Costa, P.Q. Mantas, J.L. Baptista, Effect of electrode alterations on the ac behaviour of Li2O-ZnO humidity sensors, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 27(1995)312-314.

M.E.V. Costa, J.L. Baptista, Characteristics of zinc oxide powders precipitated in presence o alcohols and amines, J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., 11(1993) 275-281.

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