Rob Pullar
  Principal Researcher  
   
  phone: 234 370 050  
  extension: 22927  
  e-mail: rpullar@ua.pt  
  departament: Department of Engineering of Materials and Ceramics (DEMaC)  
  office: 9.3.16  
   
  research line:
L1 - Information and Communication Technology
L3 - Sustainability and Health
 
  research group:
G1 - Inorganic Functional Nanomaterials and Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
G2 - Multifunctional Ferroic Ceramics and Nanostructures
G4 - Biorefineries, Biobased Materials and Recycling
G5 - Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials
 
isi web of knowledgeSM search factor: Author=(pullar r*) Timespan=1997-present  
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/RobPullar  
     
Scientific Interests

Principal Area of Scientific Interest:

Ceramics and composites processing and its affects upon microstructure, properties and applications.

Dr Pullar is now developing this to make SUSTAINABLE MULTIFUNCTIONAL MATERIALS.

 

Current Research Interests:

 

Magnetic Ceramics: Ferro- & Ferrimagnetic, especially Hexagonal and Spinel Ferrites. Hexaferrites: 25 papers; Spinel ferrites: 6 papers; Magnetic NPs: 2 papers

Multiferroic Ceramics: Magnetoelectric, dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric ceramics and composites. 17 papers, 1 book chapter

Microwave Ceramics: GHz / millimetre wave / THz dielectric and magnetic ceramics. Microwave Ceramics and Measurements:  44 papers, 1 book chapter

 

Sustainable Chemistry and "Green" nanosynthesis: Sol-gel synthesis and processing. 28 papers

Sustainable Materials and Waste valorisation: For use as biomaterials, and magnetic and electronic ceramics, and anti-pollution construction materials. 20 papers since 2012

Biomimetic materials using natural, sustainable templates: Wood-based composites and ecoceramics, especially using cork. 3 papers since 2015

 

Photocatalysis: for antipollution, self-cleaning and antibacterial self-sterilising materials. Photocatalysis & Pollution Abatement: 27 papers since 2013, 1 book chapter

Multifunctional photocatalysts: With tuneable/coupled optical-magnetic-electrical properties.

Inorganic Visible Light Photochromic Nanomaterials. 5 papers since 2013

Energy Materials and Sustainable Hydrogen generation: 1 paper since 2016

 

Titania & Titanates: dielectric and photocatalytic. 33 papers, 1 book chapter

Niobates: especially columbites. 8 papers, 1 book chapter

Biomaterials and Bioceramics: for use as bone replacements, implants and scaffolds. 23 papers since 2013, 1 book chapter

 

Nanosynthesis: aqueous and solvothermal, self-assembly of magnetic and multiferroic nanocrystals, colloidal nanoclusters, and hybrid / core-shell nanoparticles. 22 papers

 

Ceramic Fibres: 22 papers, 1 book chapter

 

LTCC: Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics for integrated chips and devices. 5 papers

 

Combinatorial & High-Throughput: Synthesis, processing and measurement of bulk ceramic and composite libraries. 7 papers, 1 book chapter

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Professional History:
2009–Present:     Dept. Engenharia de Materiais e Cerâmica / CICECO, Universidade de Aveiro (UA), 3810-193 Aveiro, PORTUGAL. Investigador Principal; ceramic processing, combinatorial and high-throughput ceramics processing, multiferroic and magnetoelectric ceramics and composites, magnetic ceramics, dielectric ceramics, ceramic fibres, bioceramics, photocatalysts, waste remediation and valorisation, wood-based ecoceramics, sustainable chemistry.
 
2008-Present:      Department of Materials, Imperial College London (IC), Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ, UK. Visiting Fellow in Materials at Imperial College, London.
 
2008-2009:      IESL, Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH) P.O. Box 1385, Vassilika Vouton, 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, GREECE. Marie Curie Research Fellowship; synthesis and self assembly of magnetic ferrite nanocrystals and colloidal nanoclusters.
 
2007-2008:      Department of Materials, Imperial College London (IC), Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ, UK. Research Fellow; combinatorial ceramics and multiferroic composites.
 
2000-2007:      Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment, London South Bank University (LSBU), London, SE1 0AA, UK. 2004 - 2007 Senior Research Fellow, 2000 - 2004 Research Fellow; combinatorial ceramics, microwave dielectric ceramics, ferroelectric ceramics, hexaferrites and multiferroic composites.
 
1994-2000:      Warwick Manufacturing Group, School of Engineering, University of Warwick (UW), Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK. Research Associate; hexaferrite sol-gel, ceramics, fibres and composites, other magnetic, dielectric and structural ceramics as sol-gel and fibres.
 
 
Academic History:
1995-1999:      School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
PhD in Materials Engineering.
 
1991-1993:      Department of Chemistry, Bangor University (UCNW), Bangor, Gwynedd, UK.
MSc by research in Inorganic Chemistry.
 
1987-1991:      Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry.
 
 
Publications, Conferences and Invited Lectures:
Dr Pullar has published 117 papers. He is first author, lead writer and principal contributor on 46 of them, and last author on another 8 articles. 58 of these papers are published in JCR SCI journals in the top quartile in their areas (Q1), and 31 are in journals in the top 3 of their areas.
 
In 2012 he published a major invited review on hexaferrites in Progress in Materials Science (vol 57, p.1191-1334, ref 56 below), the third most cited journal in materials after Nature Materials and Nano, with an impact factor of 31. This was their 9th most downloaded article in 2012, despite only being published in September of that year, and is now the 4th most cited PMS article of the last 5 years (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/progress-in-materials-science/most-cited-articles), and has over 23,000 views. It has already been cited more than 475 times, and is ranked as a Highly Cited Paper from Essential Science Indicators on Web of Science. It is the 12th most cited Portuguese Materials Science paper on Scopus, 9th most cited on WoS, and on both is the 2nd most cited published since 2010. It is now the most cited hexaferrites publication of the last 50 years. He has recently been invited to submit a review on Inorganic Visible Light Photochromic Materials to Prog. Mat. Sci. as well. In 2009 he published an invited review on columbite niobate ceramics for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (vol 92, p.563-77, ref. 50 below), then the premier ceramics journal. His work on cork-based Ecoceramics was selected as the cover image for Materials Today (IF = 21.7) Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2017.
 
He has a large number of citations (>2800), an h index of 27 (Scopus), an h2 index of 8, and a g index of 50. His most cited research paper, on cobalt ferrite nanoparticles, has >200 citations (ref 15 below), and he has another two with >100 citations and a further seven with >60 citations, which are all becoming major publications in the fields of hexaferrites, niobates and dielectric ceramics (refs 6, 7, 21, 29, 31, 38, 39, 47 & 50 below). He has published three book chapters, on "Combinatorial Materials Science, and a Perspective on Challenges in Data Acquisition, Analysis and Presentation" in Information Science for Materials Discovery and Design" (Springer, 2016), “Hexagonal Ferrite Fibres and Nanofibres” in “Solid State Phenomenon – Ferrites and Ceramic Composites Vol II” (TransTech, 2016), and “Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Hexagonal Ferrites” in “Mesoscopic Phenomena in Multifunctional Materials” (Springer, 2014). He has also co-authored three further book chapters: “Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity in Biomaterials: From Proteins to Self-assembled Peptide Nanotubes”. in “Piezoelectric nanomaterials for biomedical applications” (Springer, 2012), “Titania nanostructures for environmental remediation” in the "Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials, Vol. 4” (Nova, 2013), and “Other Important Materials” in “Microwave Materials and Applications” (Wiley, 2017).
 
He has presented at over 55 conferences on five continents (>40 oral, >20 invited), and has given 26 invited lectures in the UK, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, Morocco, USA, Japan, Brazil, Dubai and India. He has chaired many sesions, and was Publications Chair for the 21st International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics / 11th European Conference on Polar Dielectrics / 4th Conference on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials – ISAF-ECAPD-PFM-2012, 9th-13th July 2012, University of Aveiro, Portugal (>500 abstracts submitted). He was also Publications Chair for the Materiais2017 conference in Aveiro in 2017 (>400 abstracts submitted). He is on the Scientific Committee of the Green Conservation of Cultural Heritage 2017 conference in Palermo, Italy (www.greenconservationconference.com).
 
He has established a wide circle of national and international collaborations leading to many publications, joint proposals, and visits. He has also obtained Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering and FCT travel grants to give invited lectures overseas, in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
 
He has reviewed well over 300 papers for many journals (https://publons.com/author/467233/robert-c-pullar#profile), including Nature Physics, Prog. Mat. Sci., Adv. Mat., J. Amer. Ceram. Soc., J. Euro. Ceram. Soc., J. Mat. Chem., RSC Adv., ACS Combi. Sci., J. Phys. Chem. C, ACS Appl. Mat. Interf., Appl. Phys. Lett., CrystEngComm, Acta Mat., J. Electroceram., J. Appl. Phys., J. Phys. D & CM, Mat. Design, J. Mat. Res., Mat. Chem. Phys., Mat. Sci. Bull., Mat. Sci. Eng. A & B, Mat. Lett., J. Magn. Mag. Mat., J. Alloy Comp., J. Mat. Sci., J. Nanotechnology, etc. He has also reviewed proposals for the EPSRC and EU COST programmes, and several book proposals for Elsevier.
 
He is an Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal RSC Advances (IF = 3.1, http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/ra). He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Nano-Micro Letters (Springer, IF = 4.85, http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/40820), and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Composite Materials (http://journal.sapub.org/cmaterials) and the new journal Ceramics (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/Ceramics). He was the Guest Editor of special issues of IEEE Trans. UFFC (Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control) and Ferroelectrics, and was the Editor of Multiferroic Materials.
 

Dr Pullar was the winner of a highly prestigious Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship. This is awarded to the best scientists in Europe to establish themselves as fully independent researchers.

Winner of the Materials Today cover competition 2016 for his image of cork-derived ecoceramics: http://www.materialstoday.com/materials-today-cover-competition-2016/

He is a Visiting Fellow at Imperial College, London.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

Present Research Group

Dr Pullar joined as an independent Investigador, and works closely with Prof João Labricnha's group, although he also collaborates with other academics in Aveiro. He is in the “Multifunctional Ferroic Ceramics and Nanostructures” and “Sustainability, Recycling and Biomaterials” research lines in CICECO.

He was the University of Aveiro Researcher of the Month on their website in November 2016:

https://www.ua.pt/research/page/21721

Teaching Activity

Lecture Courses:
Advanced Materials Characterisation Techniques (Técnicas Avançadas de Caracterização de Materiais): Lecturer and co-coordinator

2D and 3D Nanostructured Materials (Materiais 2D e 3D Nanoestruturados):  Lecturer and Coordinator

Design of Multifuncational and Composite Structures (Design de Estruturas Compósitas Multifuncionais): Lecturer and co-coordinator

Undergraduate Materials Projects (Projectos com Materiais):
2010   Magnetoelectric ceramic composites

2011   Synthesis of hexagonal ferrite nanoparticles

2011   Investigation of the effects of grain size on columbite niobate microwave ceramics

2011   Magnetoelectric  / multiferroic SrCoZ ferrite

2011   Magnetoelectric ceramic composites

2012   Ceramic-cork composites for EM, thermal and acoustic shielding

2012   Ecoceramics derived from cork

2014   Ecoceramic high-surface-area photocatalysts derived from cork

2014   Development of novel ferromagnetic ceramic bodies

2015   Study of modified mortars for use as photocatalytic and antibacterial construction materials

2016   Study of photochromic nanoparticles operating under visible light



Masters Degree Projects: 
2011-2013   Synthesis and characterisation of magnetoelectric and multiferroic ceramics (Síntese e caracterização de cerâmicos magnetoelétricos e multiferróicos)

 2007-2008   Magnetoelectric Composites based on Hexagonal Ferrites

 

International Board and Scientific Committee Member of Masters Course in Nanotechnology and Nanotech for Cultural Preservation, Universitá degli Studi di Palermo, Italy

Main collaborators

Imperial College London, UK

UCL (University College London), UK

Queen Mary University London, UK

University of Oxford, UK

University of Bath, UK

University of Bangor, UK

NPL (national Physical Laboratory), UK

QinetiQ, UK

Kronospan, UK

Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto, Portugal

Coimbra University, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa, Portual

Amorim Cork Composites, Portugal

Grestel, Portugal

Weber Saint-Gobain, Portugal

Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology RAS, Moscow, Russia

University of the Pais Vasco (UPV), San Sebastian, Spain

Acciona, Spain

CNR-IRPI Bari, Italy

CNR Nanotec Lecce, Italy

CNR-ISTEC Faenza, Italy

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

Università degli studi di Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Universitá di Trento, Italy

Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Riga Technical University, Latvia

National Institute of Materials Science, Romania

University of Oulu, Finland

Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Regional Research Laboratory, NIIST, Trivandrum, India

IIT - Dehli, India

The University of Sydney, Australia

Bragg Institute, Australia

Hitachi Metals, Japan

Present projects

Dr Pullar recently won two 3-year FCT research projects which began in 2016, one as PI (H2CORK) and one as Core Team Member and lead UA member (BIONANOSCULP). These will fund researchers at UA for 5 man years, and are worth €400K.


2016-2019 H2CORK - Solar thermochemical production of hydrogen based on cork Ecoceramics
Partners: UA; LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Lisbon, PT; Amorin Cork Composites, PT; PROMES-CNRS, Odeillo, FR.


2016-2019 BIONANOSCULP - Development of BIONANOmaterials for anti-microbial coating of metal and stone-based outdoor SCULPtures.
Partners: UA; Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), Porto, PT; Lab. Servicio de Conservación, Restauración y Análisis científicos del Patrimonio Arqueológico- Universidade Autónoma de Madrid (SECYR-UAM), ES; Division of Urban Parks /Division of Culture of Porto City Council, Porto, PT.

 

He is also a co-investigator on a new 3-year industrial collaboration project (with Recer www.recer.pt/en) on strengthening reinforcement for ceramics, which has 5-years of funding for two post-docs.

2016-2019 CERU4 - Pavimentos cerâmicos de elevada resistência ao desgaste (Ceramic floor tiles with high wear resistance)

Partners: Recer (Companhia Industrial de Cerâmica, SA), PT; CTCV (Centro Tecnológico de Cerâmica e do Vidro), Coimbra, PT.

 

He has won an FCT Investigador Development Grant for five years, from 2016-2021, on sustainable materials science.

 

2013-2017 ECO-SEE – ECO-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment - EU FP7.
Partners: UA; University of Bath, UK; Acciona Infraestructuras SA, ES; Bangor University, UK; BCB, FR; Building Research Establishment LTD (BRE), UK; Claytec eK, DE; Envipark SPA, IT; Fraunhofer IBP, DE; Greenovate! Europe, BE; Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, IN; Lime Technology LTD, UK; Nesocell SRL, IT; Skanska UK PLC, UK; Tecnalia, ES; Wood Technology Institute (ITD), PL; Kronospan LTD, UK; Black Mountain Insulation LTD, UK; ModCell LTD, UK.

RP is co-investigator on this large EU project looking at environmentally sustainable construction materials, including photocatalytic coatings and surfaces. This was worth €300K to UA, and funded a postdoc expert in photocatalysis for 3 years.

 

Dr Pullar is PI of a current four year Luso-India Collaboration grant on multiferroic composites (2014-2017).

He was also PI of a two year Luso-Morocco Collaboration Grant to develop magnetic photocatalysts to combat industrial pollution (2015-2016).

 

He had a FCT post-doc grant from 2014-2016 to develop ferrite-based multifunctional magnetic materials and photocatalysts.


He was co-PI in 2014-15 on a QREN industrial collaboration proposal (INDUCER, €200K) with the ceramic company Grestel, which funded a postdoc for 1.5 years to develop ceramic prototypes for use on induction cookers.
2014-2015 INDUCER – Development of ceramic cookware for induction plates
Partners: UA; GRESTEL (Companhia Industrial de Cerâmica, SA), PT; CTCV (Centro Tecnológico de Cerâmica e do Vidro), Coimbra, PT.

Publications

Book Chapters

 

“Other Important Materials”. M. T. Sebastian and R. C. Pullar, Chapter 6 in “Microwave Materials and Applications”, editors M. T. Sebastian, R. Ubic and H. Jantunen, Wiley, Chichester, 2017, pp.267-346. ISBN: 978-1-119-20852-5

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119208521.html

 

“Combinatorial Materials Science, and a Perspective on Challenges in Data Acquisition, Analysis and Presentation”. Robert C. Pullar, Chapter 13 in “Information Science for Materials Discovery and Design”, editors T. Lookman, F. Alexander and K. Rajan, Springer, Heidelberg, 2016, pp. 241-270. ISBN 978-3-319-23870-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23871-5_13

 

“Hexagonal Ferrite Fibres and Nanofibres”. Robert C. Pullar, Chapter 1 in “Solid State Phenomenon – Ferrites and Ceramic Composites Vol II”, Solid State Phenomena Vol. 241, editors R. B. Jotania and H. S. Virk, TransTech, Zurich, 2016, pp 1-68.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.241.1

 

"Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Hexagonal Ferrites”. Robert C. Pullar, Chapter 7 in “Mesoscopic Phenomena in Multifunctional Materials”, Editors A. Saxena and A. Planes, Springer, Heidelberg, 2014, pp 159-200. ISBN 978-3-642-55374-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55375-2_7

 

"Titania nanostructures for environmental remediation". D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, C. Piccirillo, P. M. L. Castro, M. M. Pintado, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, Chapter 4 in "Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials, Vol. 4”, editor Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, Nova, New York, 2013, pp. 69-91. ISBN 978-1-62948-232-3

https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=46135{5}10&osCsid

 

“Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity in Biomaterials: From Proteins to Self-assembled Peptide Nanotubes”.

V. S. Bystrov, I. Bdikin,  A. Heredia, R. C. Pullar  and A. L. Kholkin, Chapter 7 in “Piezoelectric Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications”, editors. G. Ciofani and A. Menciassi, Springer, Heidelberg, 2012, pp. 187-211.  ISBN 978-3-642-28043-6

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28044-3

 

 

 
Refereed Articles

 

117.     “Photocatalytic nano-composite architectural lime mortar for degradation of urban pollutants under solar and visible (interior) light”.

Manfredi Saeli, David M. Tobaldi, Nejc Rozman, Andrijana Sever Škapin, João A. Labrincha and Robert C. Pullar, Construction and Building Materials 152 (2017) 206-213.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.06.167

 

116.     “Purely visible-light induced photochromism in Ag-TiO2 nano-heterostructures”.

David Maria Tobaldi, María Jésus Hortigüela, Gonzalo Otero Irurueta, Manoj Kumar Singh, Robert C. Pullar, Maria Paula Seabra, and João António Labrincha, Langmuir 33 (2017) 4890-4902.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04474

 

115.     “Surface modified hydroxyapatites with various functionalized nanostructures: Computational studies of the vacancies in HAp”.

V. S. Bystrov, E. V. Paramonova, Yu. D. Dekhtyar, A. V. Bystrova, R. C. Pullar, S. Kopyl, D. M. Tobaldi, C. Piccirillo, L. A. Avakyan and J. Coutinho, Ferroelectrics 509 (2017) 105-112.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00150193.2017.1294436

 

114.     “Production of silica gel from Tunisian sands and its adsorptive properties”.

K. Lazaar, W. Hajjaji, R. C. Pullar, J. A. Labrincha, F. Rocha and F. Jamoussi, Journal of African Earth Sciences 130 (2017) 238-251.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.03.017

 

113.     “Ecoceramics - Cork-based Biomimetic Ceramic 3-DOM Foams”.

 R. C. Pullar and R. M. Novais, cover article, Materials Today 20 (2017) 45-46.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2016.12.004

 

112.     "A hundred times faster: novel, rapid sol-gel synthesis of bio-glass nanopowders (Si-Na-Ca-P system, Ca:P = 1.67) without ageing”.

Basam A. E. Ben-Arfa, Isabel M. Miranda Salvado, José M. F. Ferreira and Robert C. Pullar, online at International Journal of Applied Glass Science.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijag.12255

 

111.     “Effect of preparation and processing conditions on UV absorbing properties of hydroxyapatite-Fe2O3 sunscreen”.

M. A. C. Teixeira, C. Piccirillo, D. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, J. A. Labrincha, M. O. Ferreira, P. M. L. Castro and M. M. E. Pintado, Materials Science and Engineering C 71 (2017) 141-149.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2016.09.065  

 

110.     “Novel fast route for rapid sol-gel synthesis of hydroxyapatite, avoiding ageing and using fast drying with a 200-fold reduction in process time”.

Basam A. E. Ben-Arfa, Isabel M. Miranda Salvado, José M.F. Ferreira and Robert C. Pullar, Materials Science and Engineering C 70 (2017) 796-804.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2016.09.054

 

109.     “Aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition of hydroxyapatite-embedded titanium dioxide composite thin films”.

C. Piccirillo, C. J. Denis, R. C. Pullar, R. Binions, I. P. Parkin, J. A. Darr and P. M. L. Castro, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 332 (2017) 45-53.

http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.08.010

 

108.     “The Smallest Bimetallic CoPt3 Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles”.

Mohamed Karmaoui, Joao Amaral, Luc Lajaunie, Harinarayanan Puliyalil, David Maria Tobaldi, Robert C. Pullar, João Labrincha, Raul Arenal and Uros Cvelbar, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7 (2016) 4039-4046.

http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01768

 

107.     “Biomimetic cork-based CeO2 ecoceramics for hydrogen generation using concentrated solar energy”.

R. C. Pullar, L. Gil and F. A. C. Oliveira, Ciência & Tecnologia dos Materiais 28 (2016) 23-28.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctmat.2016.04.002

 

106.     “Effective removal of anionic and cationic dyes by kaolinite and TiO2/kaolinite composites”.

W. Hajjaji, S. Andrejkovičová, R. C. Pullar, D. M. Tobaldi, A. Lopez-Galindo, F. Rocha and J. A. Labrincha, Clay Minerals 51 (2016) 19–27.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1180/claymin.2016.051.1.02

 

105.     “Optimised novel fast route for synthesis of stoichiometric hydroxyapatite by employing the Taguchi method”.

Basam A. E. Ben-Arfa, Isabel M. Miranda Salvado, Jorge R. Frade and Robert C. Pullar, Materials and Design 109 (2016) 547-555.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.07.083

 

104.  “Effects of Cu, Zn and Cu-Zn addition on the microstructure and antibacterial and photocatalytic functional properties of Cu-Zn modified TiO2 nano-heterostructures”.

D. M. Tobaldi, C. Piccirillo, N. Rozman, R. C. Pullar, M. P. Seabra, A.S. Škapin, P. M. L.Castro and J. A. Labrincha, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A 330 (2016) 44-55.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.07.016

 

103. “The influence of Cu2+ and Mn2+ ions on the structure and crystallization of diopside-calcium pyrophosphate bioglasses”.

Basam A. E. Ben-Arfa, Isabel M. Miranda Salvado, José M. F. Ferreira and Robert C. Pullar, International Journal of Applied Glass Science 7 (2016) 345-354.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijag.12201

 

 

102. “Sensing properties and photochromism of Ag-TiO2 nano-heterostructures”.

D. M. Tobaldi, S. G Leonardi, R. C Pullar, M. P. Seabra, G. Neri and J. A. Labrincha, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4 (2016) 9600-9613.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6TA03760G

 

101.     “High dielectric constant and capacitance in ultrasmall (2.5 nm) SrHfO3 perovskite nanoparticles produced from a low temperature non-aqueous sol-gel route”.

Mohamed Karmaoui, E.Venkata Ramana, David M. Tobaldi, Luc Lajaunie, Manuel. P. Graça, Raul Arenal, Maria P. Seabra, João A. Labrincha and Robert C. Pullar, RSC Advances 6 (2016) 51493-51502.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6RA06990H

 

100.     “Quantification of the effects of oxygen vacancies on the optical band gap (Eg) and photocatalysis of hydroxyapatite: comparing modelling with measured data”.

V. S. Bystrov, C. Piccirillo, D. M. Tobaldi, P. M. L. Castro, J. Coutinho, S. Kopyl and R. C. Pullar, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 196 (2016) 100-107.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.05.014

 

99. “Aqueous Acid Orange 7 dye removal by clay and red mud mixes”.

W. Hajjaji, R. C. Pullar, J. A. Labrincha and F. Rocha, Applied Clay Science 126 (2016) 197-206.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2016.03.016

 

98.  “The effect of functional ions (Y3+, F-, Ti4+) on the structure, sintering and crystallization of diopside-calcium pyrophosphate bioglasses”.

Basam A. E. Ben-Arfa, Isabel M. Miranda Salvado, José M. F. Ferreira and Robert C. Pullar, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 433 (2016) 162-171.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2016.04.028

 

97.  “Valorization of industrial iron oxide wastes to produce magnetic barium hexaferrite”.

Robert C. Pullar, Manfredi Saeli, Rui M. Novais, João S. Amaral and João A. Labrincha, Chemistry Select 1 (2016) 819-825.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/slct.201500042

 

96.  “Hidden value in low-cost inorganic pigments as potentially valuable magnetic materials”.

Rui M. Novais , M. P. Seabra , João S. Amaral and Robert C. Pullar, Ceramics International 42 (2016) 819-825.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.03.045
 

 

95.  “Pt-decorated In2O3 nanoparticles and their ability as a highly sensitive (<10 ppb) acetone sensor for biomedical applications”.

Mohamed Karmaoui,Salvatore G. Leonardi, Mariangela Latino, David M. Tobaldi, Nicola Donato, Robert C. Pullar, Maria P. Seabra, João A. Labrincha and Giovanni Neri, Sensors and Actuators B 230 (2016) 697-705.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2016.02.100

 

94.  “Truncated tetragonal bipyramidal anatase nanocrystals formed without use of capping agents from the supercritical drying of a TiO2 sol”.

D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, L. Durães, T. Matias, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, CrystEngComm 18 (2016) 164-176.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5ce02112j

 

93.  “Quantitative XRD characterisation and gas-phase photocatalytic activity testing for visible-light (indoor applications) of KRONOClean 7000®”.

D. M. Tobaldi, M. P. Seabra, G. Otero-Irurueta, Y. R. de Miguel, R. J. Ball, M. K. Singh, R. C. Pullar and J. A. Labrincha, RSC Advances 5 (2015) 102911-102918.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5ra22816f

 

92.  “Cu-TiO2 Hybrid Nanoparticles Exhibiting Tuneable Photochromic Behaviour”.

David Maria Tobaldi, Nejc Rozman, Matteo Leoni, Maria Paula Seabra, Andrijana S. Škapin, Robert C. Pullar and João A. Labrincha, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 (2015) 23568-23668.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b07160

 

91. “Nitrogen-modified nano-titania: True phase composition, microstructure and visible-light induced photocatalytic NOx abatement”.

D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, A. F. Gualtieri, G. Otero-Irurueta, M. K. Singh, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 231 (2015) 87-100.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2015.08.008

 

90.       “Nano-titania doped with europium and neodymium showing simultaneous photoluminescent and photocatalytic behaviour”.

D. M. Tobaldi, R. A. S. Ferreira, R. C. Pullar, M. P. Seabra, L. D. Carlos and J. A. Labrincha, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 3 (2015) 4970-4986.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5TC00373C

 

89.  “Silver-containing calcium phosphate materials of marine origin with antibacterial activity”.

C. Piccirillo, R. C. Pullar, D. M. Tobaldi, P. M. Lima Castro and M. M. Estevez Pintado, Ceramics International 41 (2015) 10152-10159.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.04.116

 

88.       “Magnetic wood-based biomorphic Sr3Co2Fe24O41 Z-type hexaferrite ecoceramics made from cork templates”.

Robert C. Pullar, Pedro Marques, João Amaral and João A. Labrincha, Materials and Design 82 (2015) 297-303.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2015.03.047

 

87.       “Computational study of the hydroxyapatite structures, properties and defects”.

V. S. Bystrov, J. Coutinho, A. V. Bystrova and Yu. D. Dekhtyar, R. C. Pullar, A. Poronin, E. Palcevskis, A. Dindune, B. Alkan, C. Durucan and E. V. Paramonova, Journal of Physics D 48 (2015) 195302.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/48/19/195302  

 

86.       “Hydroxyapatite-based materials of marine origin: a bioactivity and sintering study”.

C. Piccirillo, R. C. Pullar, E. Costa, M. M. E. Pintado and P. M. L. Castro, Materials Science and Engineering C 51 (2015) 309-315.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2015.03.020

 

85.       “Local manifestations of static magnetoelectric effect in nanostructured BaTiO3 –BaFe12O9 composite multiferroic”.

Harsh Trivedi, Vladimir V. Shvartsman, Doru C. Lupascu, Marco S. A. Medeiros, Robert C. Pullar, Andrei L. Kholkin, Pavel Zelenovskiy, Andrey Sosnovskikh and Vladimir Ya. Shur, Nanoscale 7 (2015) 4489-4496.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4NR05657D

 

84.       “Influence of sol counter-ions on the anatase-to-rutile phase transformation and microstructure of nanocrystalline TiO2”.

D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, A. F. Gualtieri, A. Belen Jorge, R. Binions, P. F. McMillan, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, CrystEngComm 17 (2015) 1813-1825.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4CE02494J

 

83.       “Novel Nanosynthesis of In2O3 and its Application as a Resistive Gas Sensor for Sevoflurane Anesthetic”.

M. Karmaoui, S. G. Leonardi, D. M. Tobaldi, N. Donato, R. C. Pullar, M. P. Seabra, J. A. Labrincha, and G. Neri, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3 (2015) 399-407.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4TB01177E

 

82.       “Light induced antibacterial activity and photocatalytic properties of Ag/Ag3PO4-based material of marine origin”.

C. Piccirillo,R. A. Pinto, D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, J. A. Labrincha, M. M. E. Pintado, P. M. L. Castro, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology 296 (2015) 40-47.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2014.09.012

 

81.       “Non-aqueous sol-gel synthesis through a low-temperature solvothermal process of anatase showing visible-light photocatalytic activity”.

M. Karmaoui, D. M. Tobaldi, A. Sever Škapin, R. C. Pullar, M. P. Seabra, J. A. Labrincha and V. S. Amaral, RSC Advances 4 (2014) 46762-46770.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4RA07214F

 

80.       “Hydroxyapatite-Fe2O3 based material of natural origin as an active sunscreen filter”

C. Piccirillo, C. Rocha, D.M. Tobaldi, R.C. Pullar, J.A. Labrincha, M.O. Ferreira, P.M.L. Castro, M.M.E. Pintado, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2 (2014) 5999-6009.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4TB00984C 

 

79.       “Hydroxyapatite and chloroapatite derived from sardine by-products”.

C. Piccirillo, R. C. Pullar, D. M. Tobaldi, P. M. L. Castro, M. M. E. Pintado, Ceramics International 40 (2014) 13231-13240.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2014.05.030

 

78.       “Influence of sol counter-ions on the visible-light induced photocatalytic behaviour of TiO2 nanoparticles”

D.M. Tobaldi, R.C. Pullar, R. Binions, A- Belen.-Jorge-Sobrido, P.F.McMillan, M. Saeli, M.P. Seabra and J.A. Labrincha, Catalysis Science and Technology 4 (2014) 2134-2146.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4CY00423J

 

77.       “Fully Quantitative X-ray Characterisation of Evonik Aeroxide TiO2 P25®

D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, M. P. Seabra, J. A. Labrincha, Materials Letters 122 (2014) 345-347.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2014.02.055

 

76.       “Silver-Modified Nano-Titania as an Antibacterial Agent and Photocatalyst”

            D. M. Tobaldi, C. Piccirillo, R. C. Pullar, A. F. Gualtieri, M. P. Seabra, P. M. L. Castro, J. A. Labrincha, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (2014) 4751-4766.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp411997k

 

75.       “Magnetic Properties of Ferrite Ceramics made from Wastes”

R. C. Pullar, W. Hajjaji, J. Amaral, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, Waste and Biomass Valorization 5 (2014) 133-138.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12649-013-9207-1

 

74.       “Characterization and antimicrobial properties of food packaging methylcellulose films containing stem extract of Ginja cherry”

D. Campos, C. Piccirillo, R. C. Pullar, P. M. L. Castro, M. M. E. Pintado, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 94 (2014) 2097-2103.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.6530

 

73.       “Magnetic Properties of Aligned Co2Z Hexagonal Z-Ferrite Fibers”

            Robert C. Pullar, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 11 (2014) 451-456.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijac.12208

 

72.       “Visible light activated photocatalytic behaviour of rare earth modified commercial TiO2

D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, A. Sever Škapin, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, Materials Research Bulletin 50 (2014) 183-190.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2013.10.033

 

71.       “Nanosized Titania Modified with Tungsten and Silver: Microstructural Characterisation of a Multifunctional Material”

D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, M. Leoni, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, Applied Surface Science 287 (2013) 276-281.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.09.141

 

70.       “Computational study of hydroxyapatite properties and its surface interactions”.

V. S. Bystrov, E. V. Paramonova, E. Costa, C. Santos, M. Almeida, S. Kopyl, Yu. Dekhtyar, A. V. Bystrova, E. I. Maevsky, R. C. Pullar, and A. L. Kholkin, Ferroelectrics 449 (2013) 94-101.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00150193.2013.822774  

 

69.       “Guest Editorial - Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics (ECAPD-11)”.

Robert C. Pullar, Andrei L. Kholkin, Vladimir S. Bystrov, Brahim Dhkil, Senentxu lanceros-Mendez and Jan Pokorny, Ferroelectrics 446 (2013) vii-viii.

            http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00150193.2013.832089

 

68.       "Natural Portuguese clayey materials and derived TiO2-containing composites used for decolouring Methylene blue and orange II solutions".

W. Hajjaji, S. Ganiyu; D. M. Tobaldi; S. Andrejkovičová; R. C. Pullar; F. Rocha and J. A. Labrincha, Applied Clay Sciences 83-84 (2013) 91-98.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2013.08.013

 

67.       “Introduction to the special issue for ISAF-ECAPD-PFM 2012”.

       R. C. Pullar, A. L. Kholkin and S. Lanceros-Méndez, IEEE Trans. UFFC 60 (2013) 1549-1550.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2013.2733

 

66.       “Phase composition, crystal structure and microstructure of silver and tungsten doped TiO2 nanopowders, with tuneable photochromic behaviour”.

            David M. Tobaldi, Robert C. Pullar, Alessandro F. Gualtieri, Maria Paula Seabra and João A. Labrincha, Acta Materialia 61 (2013) 5571-5585.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2013.05.041

 

65.       “Molecular modeling of the piezoelectric effect in the ferroelectric polymer poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)”.

V. S. Bystrov, E. V. Paramonova, I. K. Bdikin, R. C. Pullar and A. L. Kholkin, Journal of Molecular Modeling 19 (2013) 3591-3602.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00894-013-1891-z

 

64.       “Calcium phosphate-based materials of natural origin showing photocatalytic activity”.

C. Piccirillo, C. W. Dunnill, R. C. Pullar, D. M. Tobaldi, J. A. Labrincha, I. P. Parkin,M. M. Pintado, P. M. L. Castro, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1 (2013) 6452-6461. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3TA10673J

 

63.       “Bacteria immobilisation on hydroxyapatite surface for heavy metals removal”.

C. Piccirillo, S. I. A. Pereira, A. P. Marques, R. C. Pullar, D. M. Tobaldi and P. M. L. Castro, Journal of Environmental Management 121 (2013) 87-95.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.02.036

 

62.       “Titanium dioxide modified with transition metals and rare earth elements: phase composition, optical properties, and photocatalytic activity”

D. M. Tobaldi, A. Sever Škapin, R. C. Pullar, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, Ceramics International 39 (2013) 2619-2629.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2012.09.027

 

61.       “Compositional and chromatic properties of strontium hexaferrite as pigment for ceramic bodies and alternative synthesis from wiredrawing sludge”

W. Hajjaji, R. C. Pullar, C. Zanelli, M. P. Seabra, M. Dondi and J. A. Labrincha, Dyes and Pigments 96 (2013) 659-664.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2012.10.011

 

60.       “Sol-gel Synthesis and Characterisation of Pure, W-, Ag-, and W/Ag co-Doped TiO2 Nanopowders”

D. M. Tobaldi, R. C. Pullar, A. F. Gualtieri, M. P. Seabra and J. A. Labrincha, Chemical Engineering Journal 214 (2013) 364-375.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2012.11.018

 

59.       “Extraction and characterisation of apatites- and tricalcium phosphate-based materials from cod fish bones”

            C. Piccirillo, M. F. Silva, R. C. Pullar, I. Braga da Cruz, R. Jorge, M. M. E. Pintado and P. M. L. Castro, Materials Science and Engineering C 33 (2013) 103-110.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2012.08.014

 

58.       “BioFerroelectricity: Diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes computational modeling and ferroelectric properties at the nanoscale”

V. S. Bystrov, E. Paramonova, I. Bdikin, S. Kopyl, A. Heredia, R. C. Pullar and A. L. Kholkin, Ferroelectrics 440 (2012) 3-24.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00150193.2012.741923

 

57.       “Chromatic properties of industrial solid waste based ferrites”

W. Hajjaji, R. Pullar, M. P. Seabra, M. Dondi and J. A. Labrincha, Waste and Biomass Valorization 3 (2012) 375-378.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12649-012-9122-x

 

56.       “Hexagonal Ferrites: a Review of the Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Hexaferrite Ceramics”

Robert C. Pullar, invited review, Progress in Materials Science 57 (2012) 1191-1334.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmatsci.2012.04.001

 

55.       “Combinatorial bulk ceramic magnetoelectric composite libraries of strontium hexaferrite and barium titanate”

            R. C. Pullar, ACS Combinatorial Science 14 (2012) 425-433.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/co300036m

 

54.       “Polarization of PVDF and P(VDF-TrFE) thin films revealed by emission spectroscopy with computational simulation during phase transition”

Vladimir S. Bystrov, Ekaterina V. Paramonova, Yuri Dekhtyar, Robert  C. Pullar, Aleksey Katashev, Natalie Polyaka, Anna V.  Bystrova, Alla V. Sapronova, Vladimir M. Fridkin, Herbert Kliem, Andrei L. Kholkin, Journal of Applied Physics 111 (2012) 104113.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4721373

 

53.       “Magnetic properties of randomly oriented BaM, SrM, Co2Y, Co2Z and Co2W hexagonal ferrite fibres”.

Robert C. Pullar, Igor K. Bdikin and Ashok K. Bhattacharya, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 32 (2012) 905-913.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2011.10.047

 

52.       “Local scale probe of magnetoelectric coupling in BaFe12O19-BaTiO3 multiferroics”.

D. V. Karpinsky, R. C. Pullar, Y. K. Fetisov, K. E. Kamentsev and A. L  Kholkin, Journal of Applied Physics 108 (2010) 042012.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3474967

 

51.       “Development of Novel Multiferroic Composites Based on BaTiO3 and Hexagonal Ferrites”.

D. V. Karpinsky, E. K. Selezneva, I. K. Bdikin, F. Figueiras, K. E. Kamentsev, Y. K. Fetisov, R. C. Pullar, J. Krebbs, N. M. Alford, and A. L. Kholkin, Proceedings of the Materials Research Society 1161 (2009) I01-06, pp. 7-12.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1161-I01-06

 

50.       “The Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Columbite Niobates (M2+Nb2O6): A Critical Review”.

            Robert C. Pullar, invited review, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 92 (2009) 563-577.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2008.02919.x

 

49.       “Phase Diagram and Microwave Dielectric Properties of the 6H Perovskites Ba3BSb2O9, B = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba”.

Chris D. Ling, Budwy Rowda, Maxim Avdeev and Robert Pullar, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 182 (2009) 479-483.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2008.11.026

 

48.       “Dielectric Measurements on a  Novel Ba1-xCaxTiO3 (BCT) Bulk Ceramic Combinatorial Library”.

Robert C. Pullar, Yong Zhang, Lifeng Chen, Shoufeng Yang, Julian R. G. Evans, Andrei N. Salak, Dmitry A. Kiselev, Andrei L. Kholkin, Victor M. Ferreira and Neil McN. Alford, Journal of Electroceramics 22 (2009) 245-251.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10832-008-9430-5

 

47.       “Dielectric Loss caused by Oxygen Deficiency in Titania Ceramics”.

Robert C. Pullar, Stuart J. Penn, Xiaoru Wang, I. M. Reaney and Neil McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 29 (2009) 419-424.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2008.06.019

 

46.       “The effects of dielectric loss and tip resistance on resonator Q of the SEMM probe”.

            D. P. Kimber, R. C. Pullar and N. McN. Alford, Measurement Science and Technology 19 (2008) 115502.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/19/11/115502

 

45.       “Bismuth-induced dielectric relaxation in the (1-x)La(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3xBi(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3 perovskite system”.

            Andrei N. Salak, Victor M. Ferreira, Jose L. Ribeiro, Luis G. Vieira, Robert C. Pullar and Neil McN. Alford, Journal of Applied Physics 104 (2008) 014105.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2951890

 

44.       “Functional Ceramic Materials Database: An online resource for materials research”.

            D. J. Scott, S. Manos, P. V. Coveney, J. C. H. Rossiny, S. Fearn, J. A. Kilner, R. C. Pullar, N. McN. Alford, A-K Axelsson, Y. Zhang, L. Chen, S. Yang, J. R. G. Evans and M. T. Sebastian,  Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 48 (2008) 449-455.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci700270v

 

43.       “Dielectric relaxation and microwave loss in the La(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3 – (Na1/2Bi1/2)TiO3 perovskite ceramics”.

            A. N. Salak, V. M. Ferreira, L. G. Vieira, J. L. Ribeiro, R. C. Pullar and N. McN. Alford, Journal of Materials Research 22 (2007) 2676-2684.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/JMR.2007.0365

 

42.       “Broadband microwave-to-terahertz near-field imaging”.

Serhiy Danylyuk, Ulrich Poppe, Fillip Kadec, Peter Kužel, Milan Berta, Norbert Klein, Robert C. Pullar and Henry Romanus,    Microwave Symposium, 2007, IEEE/Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT-S) International (2007) 1383-1386.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2007.380471

 

41.       “Manufacture and Measurement of Combinatorial Libraries of Dielectric Ceramics, part II: Dielectric Measurements of Ba1-xSrxTiO3 Libraries”.

Robert C. Pullar, Yong Zhang, Lifeng Chen, Shoufeng Yang, Julian R. G. Evans, Peter Kr. Petrov,Andrei N. Salak, Dmitry A. Kiselev, Andrei L. Kholkin, Victor M. Ferreira and Neil McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 27 (2007) 4437-4443.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2007.04.008

 

40.       “Manufacture and Measurement of Combinatorial Libraries of Dielectric Ceramics, part I: Physical Characterisation of Ba1-xSrxTiO3 Libraries”.

Robert C. Pullar, Yong Zhang, Lifeng Chen, Shoufeng Yang, Julian R. G. Evans and Neil McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 27 (2007) 3861-3865.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2007.02.114

           

39.       “MgWO4, ZnWO4, NiWO4 and CoWO4 microwave dielectric ceramics”.

R. C. Pullar, S. Farrah and N. McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 27 (2007) 1059-1063.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2006.05.085

 

38.       “A mechanism for low-temperature sintering”.

Matjaz Valant, Danilo Suvorov, Robert C. Pullar, Kumaravinothan Sarma and Neil McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 26 (2006) 2777-2783.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2005.06.026

 

37.       “Novel microwave dielectric LTCCs based upon V2O5 doped M2+Cu2Nb2O8 compounds (M2+ = Zn, Co, Ni, Mg and Ca)”.

R. C. Pullar, C. Lai, F. Azough, R. Freer and N. McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 26 (2006) 1943-1946.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2005.09.083

 

36.       “Evaluating the Properties of Dielectric Materials for Microwave Integrated Circuits”.

A. Centeno, J. D. Breeze, J. Krupka, R. A. Walters, K. Sarma, H. Chien, R. C. Pullar, P. K. Petrov and N. McN. Alford, IET Seminar Digest 11614 (2006), 21-26.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/ic:20060293

 

35.       “Low-temperature microwave and THz dielectric response in novel microwave ceramics”.

            S. Kamba, D. Noujni, A. Pashkin, J. Petzelt, R. C. Pullar, A-K. Axelsson and N. McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 26 (2006) 1845-1851.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2005.09.010

 

34.       “V2O5-doped M2+Cu2Nb2O8 compounds (M2+ = Zn, Co, Ni, Mg & Ca) for microwave dielectric LTCCs”.

R. C. Pullar, C. Lai and N. McN. Alford, Materials Science Forum514-516 (2006) 264-268.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.514-516.264

 

33.       “The magnetic properties of aligned M hexa-ferrite fibres”.

R. C. Pullar and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 300 (2006) 490-499.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2005.06.001

 

32.       “Effect of sodium on the creep resistance of yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) fibres”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 26 (2006) 1577-1583.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2005.03.254

 

31.       “Characterization and microwave dielectric properties of M2+Nb2O6 ceramics”.

Robert C. Pullar, Jonathan D. Breeze and Neil McN. Alford, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 88 (2005) 2466-2471.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00458.x

 

30.       “Sintering Behaviour of BaxSr1-xTiO3”.

Kumaravinothan Sarma, Rehan Farooq, Katy Jarman, Robert C. Pullar, Peter K. Petrov and Neil McN. Alford, Integrated Ferroelectrics 62 (2004) 249-252.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10584580490458270

 

29.       “Effect of doping on the dielectric properties of CeO2 in the microwave and far-infrared frequency range”.

Narayana Iyer Santha, Mailadil Thomas Sebastian, Pezholil Mohanan,   Neil McN. Alford, Kumaravinothan Sarma, Robert C. Pullar, Stanislav Kamba, Alexej Pashkin, Polina Samukhina and Jan Petzelt, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 87 (2004) 1233-1237.

            http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1151-2916.2004.tb07717_33.x

 

28.       “Effect of sintering aids upon dielectric microwave properties of ZnNb2O6, CoNb2O6, MgNb2O6 and CaNb2O6 columbite niobates”.

R. C. Pullar, C. Vaughan  and N. McN. Alford, Key Engineering Materials 264-268 (2004) 1157-1160.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.264-268.1157

 

27.       “Relationship between microwave and lattice vibration properties in Ba(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-based microwave dielectric ceramics”.

Stanislav Kamba, Hana Hughes, Dmitri Noujni, Santhi Surendran , Robert C. Pullar, Polina Samoukhina, Jan Petzelt, Robert Freer, Neil McN. Alford and David M. Iddles, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 37 (2004) 1980-1986.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/37/14/014

 

26.       “Structure Property Relations in xBaTiO3 – (1-x)La(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3 Solid Solutions”.

M. P. Seabra, M. Avdeev, V. M. Ferreira, R. C. Pullar, N. McN. Alford and I. M. Reaney, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 87 (2004) 584-590.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2004.00584.x

 

25.       “The effects of sintering aids upon dielectric microwave properties of columbite niobates, M2+Nb2O6”.

R. C. Pullar, C. Vaughan and N. McN. Alford, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 37 (2004) 348-352.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/37/3/006

 

24.       “Temperature Compensated Niobate Microwave Ceramics based upon the Columbite Structure, M2+Nb2O6”.

Robert C. Pullar, Ken Okeneme and Neil McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 23 (2003) 2479-2483.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0955-2219(03)00133-X

 

23.       “Structure and microwave dielectric properties of La(Mg0.5Ti0.5)O3 – CaTiO3 System”.

M. P. Seabra, M. Avdeev, V. M. Ferreira, R. C. Pullar and N. McN. Alford, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 23 (2003) 2403-2408.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0955-2219(03)00142-0

 

22.       “Near-zero tf doped-niobate ceramics for dielectric resonator applications”.

            R. C. Pullar, A. K. Axelsson and N. M. Alford, in “Morphotrophic Phase Boundary Perovskites, High Strain Piezoelectrics, and Dielectric Ceramics”, Ceramic Transactions 136 (2003) 287-304.

 

21.       “Crystallisation of hexagonal M ferrites from a stoichiometric sol-gel precursor, without formation of the a-BaFe2O4 intermediate phase”.

R. C. Pullar and A. K. Bhattacharya, Materials Letters 57 (2002) 537-542.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-577X(02)00825-X

 

20.       “A halide free route to the manufacture of microstructurally improved M ferrite (BaFe12O19 & SrFe12O19) fibres”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 22 (2002) 2039-2045.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0955-2219(01)00518-0

 

19.       “Microwave dielectric properties of columbite-structure niobate ceramics, M2+Nb2O6”.

R. C. Pullar, J. D. Breeze and N. McN. Alford, Key Engineering Materials 224-6 (2002) 1-4.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.224-226.1

 

18.       “Decomposition, shrinkage and evolution with temperature of aligned hexagonal ferrite fibres”.

R. C. Pullar, M. H. Stacey, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Acta Materialia 49 (2001) 4241-4250.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1359-6454(01)00304-4

 

17.       “Halide removal from BaM (BaFe12O19) and SrM (SrFe12O19) ferrite fibres via a steaming process”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Materials Research 16 (2001) 3162-3169.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/JMR.2001.0436

 

16.       “The synthesis and characterisation of Co2X (Ba2Co2 Fe28O46) and Co2U (Ba4Co2Fe36­O60) ferrite fibres, manufactured from a sol-gel process”.

R. C. Pullar and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Materials Science 36 (2001) 4805-4812.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1017947625940

 

15.       “Magnetic properties of nanocrystalline CoFe2O4 powders prepared at room temperature: variation with crystallite size”.

M. Rajendran, R. C. Pullar, A. K. Bhattacharya, D. Das, S. N. Chintalapudi and C. K. Majumdar, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 232 (2001) 71-83.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-8853(01)00151-2

 

14.       “The synthesis and characterization of the hexagonal Z ferrite, Sr3Co2Fe24O41, from a sol-gel precursor”.

            R. C. Pullar and A. K. Bhattacharya, Materials Research Bulletin 36 (2001) 1531-1538.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-5408(01)00596-7

 

13.       “The manufacture of partially-stabilised and fully-stabilised zirconia fibres blow spun from an alkoxide derived aqueous sol-gel precursor.”

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 21 (2001) 19-27.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0955-2219(00)00178-3

 

12.       “A method for the preparation of aligned fibre samples for magnetic measurement using VSM”.

R. C. Pullar, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 218 (2000) 1-4.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-8853(00)00350-4

 

11.       “The sintering behaviour, mechanical properties and creep resistance of aligned polycrystalline yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) fibres, produced from an aqueous sol-gel precursor”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 19 (1999) 1747-1758.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0955-2219(98)00283-0

 

10.       “Polycrystalline yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) fibres produced from the steaming of an aqueous sol-gel precursor”.

R. C. Pullar and A. K. Bhattacharya, Materials Letters 39 (1999) 173-8.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-577X(98)00236-5

 

9.         “The manufacture and characterisation of single phase magnetite and haematite aligned fibres from an aqueous sol-gel process”.

R. C. Pullar, D. R. Pyke, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Materials Science 33 (1998) 5229-5235.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1004488005428

 

8.         “The manufacture of yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) fibres by blow spinning from a sol-gel precursor”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 18 (1998) 1759-1764.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0955-2219(98)00088-0

 

7.         “The manufacture, characterisation and microwave properties of aligned M ferrite fibres”.

R. C. Pullar, S. G. Appleton and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 186 (1998) 326-332.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-8853(98)00107-3

 

6.         “The synthesis and characterisation of aligned fibres of the ferroxplana ferrites Co2Z, 0.67% CaO-doped Co2Z, Co2Y and Co2W”.

R. C. Pullar, S. G. Appleton, M. H. Stacey, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 186 (1998) 313-325.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-8853(98)00098-5

 

5.         “Blow spun strontium zirconate fibres produced from a sol-gel precursor”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Materials Science 33 (1998) 3229-3232.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1013225224143

 

4.         “The microwave properties of aligned hexagonal ferrite fibers”.

R. C. Pullar, S. G. Appleton and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Materials Science Letters 17  (1998) 973-975.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1006645513569

 

3.         “Aligned hexagonal Co2W ferrite fibres, BaCo2Fe16O27 produced from an aqueous sol-gel process”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Materials Science 32 (1997) 873-877.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1018541314320

 

2.         “Magnetic Co2Y ferrite, Ba2Co2Fe12O22 fibres produced by a blow spun process”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Materials Science 32 (1997) 365-368.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1018549232125

 

1.         “Novel aqueous sol-gel preparation and characterisation of barium M ferrite, BaFe12O19 fibres”.

R. C. Pullar, M. D. Taylor and A. K. Bhattacharya, Journal of Materials Science 32 (1997) 349-352.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1018593014378

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