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José Francisco Sousa Bitencourt

José Francisco Sousa Bitencourt

José Francisco Sousa Bitencourt
University of Sao Paulo



José Francisco Sousa Bitencourt has graduation in Materials, Processes and Eletronic Components at Technology College of São Paulo (2005), master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Microeletronics (2008), and PhD in Sciences (2013) from the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo, Brazil. Since the year of 2004, he has devoted his time to scientific research of luminescent properties of powdered covalent crystals, namenly feldspars, quartz and aluminum oxide. The latter was studied for applications in personal and environmental dosimetry when produced with several sets of parameters and concentration of doping elements. These materials were also obtained in the form of thin films using magnetron sputtering. Luminescent data was acquired using Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) and Thermoluminescence (TL). Xray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Eletronic Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Eletronic Microscopy (TEM) and ICP-AES (Inductively Coupled Plasma – Atomic Emission Spectroscopy) were also performed to analyse the physical properties of the materials produced in the duration of the project.


Research Interest

1. Radiation Dosimetry
2. Luminescent properties of covalent crystals
3. Thin films deposition and metalization
4. Materials Caracterization Methods
5. Optically Stimulated Luminescence
6. Thermoluminescence