Evaldo José Corat

Brazilian Institute for Space Research


Carbon materials for space and other applications

Carbon materials grown by chemical vapor deposition has advanced in the last three decades and they found a broad applicability including in the satellite technologies and defense, as a consequence. The first part of this talk will present a broad review on CVD diamond and diamond-like carbon (DLC) applications. Second part will focus on recent developments with Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes (VACNT) and their application in space and defense areas. The focus will be on two major subjects. First the direct CNT deposition on carbon fiber (CF) and its implications on CF mechanical properties and matrix adhesion, discussing the implications in structural composites. Second, the novel technology of water condensation on superhydrophobic VACNT and the applications for campaign water collection from air and heat exchange by phase change. New perspective will be presented, including an effort with biological cooperation in virus detection, in which VACNT may become an important matrix for virus capturing and detection.

Holds a degree in Physics from the Campinas State University (1982), a master’s degree in Physics from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (1986) and a PhD in Physics from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (1993) with a Visiting Associate stage at California Institute of Technology. He is a full researcher at Associated Laboratory of Sensors and Materials of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Head of the Materials and Sensors Science Graduate program at INPE. He has experience in Carbon Materials produced by Chemical Vapor Deposition, working on the following themes: CVD diamond, thin films, thick films, adhesion and interfaces, nanodiamond, diamond-like carbon (DLC), carbon nanotubes and graphenes. Has over 200 publications with H=31.