Cláudia Cardoso

I obtained a degree in Physics from the Universidade de Lisboa, where I have also finished my PhD in 2006, under supervision of Prof. Margarida Godinho and Dr. Thomas Gasche. My PhD work was focused on the computational study of non-collinear magnetic structures and the influence of relativistic effects in the magnetic configuration of uranium compounds, using Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods. I am currently a post-doc at the Centro de Física Computacional of the Universidade de Coimbra, with a grant from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. I mostly do DFT studies  of non-linear optical properties of organic molecules. ………………………………………………… Research interests:

  • Condensed Matter Physics.
  • Ab initio calculations based in Density Functional Theory and Time Dependent Density Functional Theory.
  • Nonlinear optical properties of organic molecules.

Current projects:

Selected Publications:

  • Computational Study of Molecules with High Intrinsic Hyperpolarizabilities Cardoso, C; Abreu, PE; Milne, BF, et al. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114, 39, 10676, 2010
  • Crystal Structure and Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Salts of Triphenylguanidine with Carboxylic Acids Silva, PSP; Cardoso, C; Silva, MR, et al. Journal of Physical ChemistryA, 114, 7, 2607, 2010
  • Structure Dependence of Hyperpolarizability in Octopolar Molecules Cardoso, C; Abreu, PE; Nogueira, F Source: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computational, 5, 4, 850, 2009

Contact info: e-mail : telephone : +351 239410681 fax : +351 239829158 address : Centre for Computational Physics and Physics Department University of Coimbra Rua Larga 3004-516 COIMBRA PORTUGAL