Coordinator Professor

Name: António Jorge Duarte de Castro Silvestre
Place and date of birth: Lisboa, August 8, 1962
Nationality: Portuguese
Institutional address: Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, R. Conselheiro Emídio Navarro, No. 1, 1959-007 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: +(351) 218 317 135 (ISEL) or +(351) 217 500 906 (LSPL-FCUL)
Telefax: +(351) 218 317 138 (ISEL) or +(351) 217 500 977 (LSPL-FCUL)

1997 - Ph.D. in Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL).
1989 - "Licenciatura" in Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

Present position

- Coordinator Professor at the Department of Physics, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL).
- Invited Associated Professor at the Department of Physics, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).
- Researcher at the Laser Surface Processing Laboratory (LSPL-FCUL).
- Member of CeFEMA - Center of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials (IST).

Previous positions

10/97 - 08/01: Associate Professor, Instituto Superior de Transportes e Comunicações.
04/97 - 09/97: Assistant Professor, Instituto Superior de Transportes e Comunicações.
10/95 - 03/97: Assistant, Instituto Superior de Transportes e Comunicações.
10/94 - 09/95: Ph.D. Fellowship, Programme "Praxis XXI", JNICT, FCUL.
10/93 - 09/94: Research Fellow, FCUL
10/90 - 09/93: Ph.D. Fellowship, Programme "Ciência", JNICT, FCUL.
10/89 - 09/90: Junior Research Fellow, INIC, FCUL.

Main scientific area of research

Laser-assisted deposition methods; chemical vapour deposition; half-metals; oxide-based dilute magnetic semiconductors; spintronics materials; nanostructured materials.

Other scientific areas of interest.

Laser-materials interaction; physical and chemical properties of matter;

ResearcherID: A-2652-2009

ORCID Profile

Google Scholar Citations


A.J. Silvestre e P.I.C. Teixeira,
"Mecânica - Uma Introdução",
Edições Colibri - IPL, Lisboa, 2013. 2ª Edição Revista, 2014 (in portuguese). ISBN: 978-989-689-295-1

Papers published in international journals with peer review

B. Barrocas, A.J. Silvestre, A.R. Rolo and O.C. Monteiro,
"The effect of ionic Co presence on the structural, optical and photocatalytic properties of modified cobalt-titanate nanotubes",
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (2016) 18081. DOI: 10.1039/C6CP01889K

A.C. Duarte, N. Franco, A.S. Viana, N.I. Polushkin, A.J. Silvestre and O. Conde,
"Argon assisted chemical vapor deposition of CrO2: An efficient process leading to high quality epitaxial films",
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 684 (2016) 98. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.05.167

T.J. Entradas, J.C. Cabrita, B. Barrocas, M.R. Nunes, A.J. Silvestre, and O.C. Monteiro,
"Synthesis of titanate nanofibers co-sensitized with ZnS and Bi2S3 nanocrystallites and their application on pollutants removal",
Materials Research Bulletin 72 (2015) 20. DOI: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2015.07.008

T. Entradas, J. Cabrita, S. Dalui, M.R. Nunes, O. Monteiro and A.J. Silvestre,
"Synthesis of sub-5 nm Co-doped SnO2 nanoparticles and their structural, microstructural, optical and photocatalytic properties",
Materials Chemistry and Physics 147 (2014) 563. DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2014.05.032

M. Mozetic, K. Ostrikov, ..., O. Conde, A.J. Silvestre, et al.,
"Recent advances in vacuum sciences and applications",
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (2014) 153001 (Topical Review paper). DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/47/15/153001

V.C. Ferreira, M.R. Nunes, A.J. Silvestre and O.C. Monteiro,
"Synthesis and properties of Co-doped titanate nanotubes and their optical sensitization with methylene blue",
Materials Chemistry and Physics 142 (2013) 355. DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2013.07.029

S. Dalui, S. Rout, A.J. Silvestre, G. Lavareda, L.C.J. Pereira, P. Brogueira and O. Conde,
"Structural, electrical and magnetic studies of Co:SnO2 and (Co,Mo):SnO2 films prepared by pulsed laser deposition",
Applied Surface Science 278 (2013) 127. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2012.12.039

S. Rout, N. Popovici, S. Dalui, M.L. Paramês, R.C. da Silva, A.J. Silvestre and O. Conde,
"Phase growth control in low temperature PLD Co:TiO2 films by pressure",
Current Applied Physics 13 (2013) 670. DOI: 10.1016/j.cap.2012.11.005

A.J. Silvestre, L.C.J. Pereira, M.R. Nunes and O.C. Monteiro,
"Ferromagnetic Order In Aged Co-Doped TiO2 Anatase Nanopowders",
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 12 (2012) 6850. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2012.4550

V. Bem, M.C. Neves, M.R. Nunes, A.J. Silvestre and O.C. Monteiro,
"Influence of the sodium/proton replacement on the structural, morphological and photocatalytic properties of titanate nanotubes",
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 232 (2012) 50. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2012.02.002

E.K. Ylhäinen, M.R. Nunes, A.J. Silvestre and O.C. Monteiro,
"Synthesis of titanate nanostructures using amorphous precursor material and their adsorption/photocatalytic properties",
Journal of Materials Science 47 (2012) 4305. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-012-6281-x

P.M. Sousa, A.J. Silvestre and O. Conde,
"Cr2O3 thin films grown at room temperature by low pressure laser-CVD",
Thin Solid Films 519 (2011) 3653. DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2011.01.382

W.R. Branford, K.A. Yates, E. Barkhoudarov, J.D. Moore, K. Morrison, F. Magnus, Y. Miyoshi, P.M. Sousa, O. Conde, A.J. Silvestre and L.F. Cohen,
"Coexistence of universal and topological anomalous Hall effects in metal CrO2 thin films in the dirty limit",
Physical Review Letters 102 (2009) 227201. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.227201
This paper was indexed by the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, vol. 19, issue 25, 2009.

L.C.J. Pereira, M.R. Nunes, O.C. Monteiro and A.J. Silvestre,
"Magnetic properties of Co-doped TiO2 anatase nanopowders",
Applied Physics Letters 93 (2008) 222502. DOI: 10.1063/1.3036534

M.R. Nunes, O.C. Monteiro, A.L. Castro, D.A. Vasconcelos and A.J. Silvestre,
"A new chemical route to synthesise TM-doped (TM = Co, Fe) TiO2 nanoparticles",
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2008 (6) (2008) 961. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200700978

M.I. Ortiz, P.M. Sousa, C. Ballesteros, A.J. Silvestre, L.F. Cohen and O. Conde,
"Structural and microanalytical studies of CrO2 thin films on c-sapphire by high resolution electron microscopy methods",
Microscopy and Microanalysis 14 (S3) (2008) 47.

K.A. Yates, W.R. Branford, B. Morris, F. Magnus, Y. Miyoshi, L.F. Cohen, P.M. Sousa, O. Conde and A.J. Silvestre,
"The spin polarisation of CrO2 revisited",
Applied Physics Letters 91 (2007) 172504.

P.M. Sousa, S.A. Dias, O. Conde, A.J. Silvestre, W.R. Branford, B. Morris, K.A. Yates, and L.F. Cohen,
"Influence of growth temperature and carrier flux on the structure and transport properties of highly-oriented CrO2 on Al2O3 (0001)",
Chemical Vapor Deposition 13 (2007) 537.

P.M. Sousa, S.A. Dias, A.J. Silvestre, O. Conde, B. Morris, K.A. Yates, W.R. Branford and L.F. Cohen,
"CVD of CrO2: towards a lower temperature deposition process",
Chemical Vapor Deposition 12 (2006) 712.

A.F. Mota, A.J. Silvestre, P.M. Sousa, O. Conde, M.A. Rosa and M. Godinho,
"CVD of CrO2 thin films: Influence of the deposition parameters on their structural and magnetic properties",
Materials Science Forum 514-516 (2006) 289.

J.P. Silva and A.J. Silvestre,
"Comparing a current-carrying circular wire with polygons of equal perimeter: Magnetic field versus magnetic flux",
European Journal of Physics 26 (2005) 783.

P.M. Sousa, A.J. Silvestre, N. Popovici and O. Conde,
"Morphological and structural characterization of CrO2/Cr2O3 films grown by laser CVD",
Applied Surface Science 247 (2005) 423.

N. Popovici, M.L. Paramês, R.C. da Silva, O. Monnereau, P.M. Sousa, A.J. Silvestre and O. Conde,
"KrF pulsed laser deposition of chromium oxide thin films from Cr8O21 targets",
Applied Physics A 79 (2004) 1409.

O. Conde and A.J. Silvestre,
"Laser-assisted deposition of thin films from photoexcited vapour phases",
Applied Physics A 79 (2004) 489 (invited paper).

P.M. Sousa, A.J. Silvestre, N. Popovici, M.L. Paramês and O. Conde,
"KrF laser CVD of chromium oxide by photodissociation of Cr(CO)6",
Materials Science Forum 455-456 (2004) 20.

A.J. Silvestre, M.J. Santos and O. Conde,
"The role of carbon precursor on boron carbide synthesis by Laser-CVD",
Key Engineering Materials 230-232 (2002) 56.

M.J. Santos, A.J. Silvestre and O. Conde,
"Laser-assisted deposition of r-B4C coatings using ethylene as carbon precursor",
Surface and Coatings Technology 151-152 (2002) 160.

O. Conde A.J. Silvestre and J.C Oliveira,
"Influence of carbon content on the crystallographic structure of boron carbide",
Surface and Coatings Technology 125 (2000) 141.

A.J. Silvestre and O. Conde,
"TiN films deposited by laser CVD: a growth kinetics study",
Surface and Coatings Technology 101 (1998) 153.

A.J. Silvestre, M.L.G.F. Paramês and O. Conde,
"Investigation on the micro-structure, chemical composition and lateral growth kinetics of TiN films deposited by LCVD",
Thin Solid Films 241 (1994) 57.

A.J. Silvestre, O. Conde, R. Vilar and M. Jeandin,
"Structure and morphology of titanium nitride films deposited by laser-induced CVD",
Journal of Materials Science 29 (1994) 404.

O. Conde, M.L.G. Ferreira, P. Hochholdinger, A.J. Silvestre and R. Vilar,
"CO2 laser induced CVD of TiN",
Applied Surface Science 54 (1992) 130.

Papers published in proceedings of international conferences with peer review

M.L. Paramês, N. Popovici, P.M. Sousa, A.J. Silvestre and O. Conde,
"Iron oxide thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition",
in "Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Applied Physics",
Proceedings of the First International Meeting on Applied Physics (APHYS-2003), Elsevier, 2005, p. 457 (ISBN: 0-08-044648-5)

O. Conde, M.L.F. Paramês and A.J. Silvestre,
"Laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition of titanium based hard coatings",
in "Laser Processing: Surface Treatment and Film Deposition", J. Mazumder, O. Conde, W. M. Steen and R. Vilar, Eds.,
NATO Advanced Study Institute, NATO ASI Series E, vol. 307, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996, p. 665 (ISBN: 0-7923-3901-0).

O. Conde, M.L.F. Paramês and A.J. Silvestre,
"Laser assisted deposition TiN and TiC coatings",
in "ROMOPTO'94 - 4th International Conference in Optics", Valetin I. Vlad, Ed.,
Proc. SPIE vol. 2461, 1995, p. 95 (ISBN: 0-8194-1813-7).

O. Conde, J. Mariano, A.J. Silvestre and R. Vilar,
"Production of hard-coatings by laser CVD"
in Proceedings of the "3rd European Conference on Laser Treatment of Materials, ECLAT'90", H. W. Bergman and R. Kupfer, Eds.,
Sprechsaal Publ. Group, Coburg, vol. 1, 1990, p. 145.

Extended abstracts

O. Conde, A.M. Deus, M.L.G. Ferreira, A J. Silvestre and R. Vilar,
"Versatile reactor for LCVD large films production",
Vacuum 39 (1988) 861.


A.J. Silvestre,
"Contribuição para o estudo da deposição de nitreto de titânio por LCVD",
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Lisbon, 1997 (in portuguese).

Other papers

J.P. Silva e A.J. Silvestre,
"Uma normal muito anormal",
Gazeta de Física 23(1) (2000) 13 (in portuguese).

A.J. Silvestre,
"Coeficientes de Einstein. Sua relação com a radiação laser",
Ciência, Série V, Nº 4, (1989) 26 (in portuguese).