António M. dos Santos

António Moreira dos Santos

Position: Instrument Scientist

Beamline: BL-3

Instrument: Spallation Neutrons and Pressure Diffractometer, Elastic Diffuse Scattering Spectrometer, Powder Diffractometer, Single-Crystal Diffractometer

Group: Diffraction

Facility: Spallation Neutron Source


Phone: (865) 241-1748


PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics University of California Santa Barbara


Dr. dos Santos' research focuses primarily in the use of in neutron and X-ray powder diffraction data for crystal structure determination and analysis. This information is useful to understand the atomistic origin of the observed properties of materials, in particular magnetic properties in multiferroics and low dimensional magnetic systems as well as the luminescent properties of lanthanide based phosphors.

Selected Publications

Delaire O, Lucas MS, dos Santos AM, et al; Temperature and pressure dependence of the Fe-specific phonon density of states in Ba(Fe1-xCox)(2)As-2, Phys. Rev. B, 81(9) 094504 (2010)

Brandao P, Rocha J, Reis MS, 'dos Santos AM, Jin R; Magnetic properties of KNaMSi4O10 compounds (M = Mn, Fe, Cu) J. Solid State Chem. 182(2) 253-258 (2009)

dos Santos AM, Brandao P, Fitch A, et al; Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic characterization of Na2CU5(Si2O7)2: An inorganic ferrimagnetic chain, J. Solid State Chem. 180(1), 16-21 (2007)

dos Santos AM, Marques FMB, Carlos LD, Rocha J; Photoluminescence of lanthanide NASICONs: Na(5)LnSi(4)O(12), Ln = Eu, Tb, J. Mat. Chem. 16(30) 3139-3144 (2006)

dos Santos AM, Parashar S, Raju AR et al;Evidence for the likely occurrence of magneto ferroelectricity in the simple perovskite, BiMnO3 Solid State Comm. 122(1-2) 49-52 (2002)

dos Santos AM, Cheetham AK, Atou T, et al; Orbital ordering as the determinant for ferromagnetism in biferroic BiMnO3, Phys. Rev. B 66(6) 64425 (2002)