Dr. Dario Ferreira Sanchez

Dario Ferreira Sanchez

Beamline scientist @microXAS beamline

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

I am working at PSI since 2015 where I've been working on synchrotron Hyperspectral Chemical Imaging in Space and Time investigations on a great variety of complex hierarchical, and heterogeneous materials.

Before that, I have started as a postdoctoral fellow in 2013 at CEA/LETI department, in France, with Pierre Bleuet and Patrice Gergaud. The main project consisted on the development of the micro-Laue diffraction tomography analysis technique, and the application of it in the study of Through Silicon vias (TSVs) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). Experimental development at the BM32 beamline, ESRF.

My PhD work (2009-2012) at the Physics Institute of UFRGS (Brazil) was focused on the microstructural, morphological and compositional characterization of nanostructured systems through the combination of several complementary techniques, which includes Medium Energy Ion Scattering (MEIS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-Rays Scattering (GISAXS) and Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS). 

I have obtained my master degree (2007-2009) at the Department of Physics of UFPR (Brazil), which was focused on the investigation of the structural and optical properties of chalcogenide glasses. Combined analysis of X-ray diffraction (XRD), EXAFS, Reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) method, and Raman spectroscopy was applied.

At the microXAS beamline, Dario Ferreira Sanchez's been responsible for the multimodal tomographic approach. That involves data analysis development, user support and collaboration, and in-line data reduction during and after the experiments as well.  The focus is on development to provide unique capabilities for Imaging Chemistry in Space and Time in an unlimited range of reactive systems at relevant spatial and temporal length scales. Hyperspectral Chemical Imaging allows a broad range of scientific communities to gain unrivaled insights into the chemical complexity of hierarchical, heterogeneous materials, including corresponding chemical reaction pathways and kinetics (reactivity).

    My main scientific interest and motivation is related to some problems in modern chemistry, mainly on complex heterogeneous materials linked to energy (production and storage) and catalysis; problems which, for obtaining a deeper comprehension, require having to resolve chemistry in various time and spatial scales. With this motivation in mind, over the past years I've been happily dedicating my attention and great efforts in developing synchrotron chemical imaging tools, including some novel approaches, for imaging chemistry in space and time.

    • Becher J, Ferreira Sanchez D, Doronkin DE, Zengel D, Motta Meira D, Pascarelli S, et al.
      Chemical gradients in automotive Cu-SSZ-13 catalysts for NOx removal revealed by operando X-ray spectrotomography
      Nature Catalysis. 2021; 4: 46-53. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-020-00552-3
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    • Becher J, Weber S, Ferreira Sanchez D, Doronkin DE, Garrevoet J, Falkenberg G, et al.
      Sample environment for operando hard X-ray tomography - an enabling technology for multimodal characterization in heterogeneous catalysis
      Catalysts. 2021; 11(4): 459 (18 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040459
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    • Becker-Kerber B, Horodyski RS, Del Mouro L, Sedorko D, Lehn I, Sanchez DF, et al.
      Devonian agglutinated polychaete tubes: all in all it's just another grain in the wall
      Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2021; 288(1955): 20211143 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1143
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    • Ferreira Sanchez D, Ihli J, Zhang D, Rohrbach T, Zimmerman P, Lee J, et al.
      Spatio‐chemical heterogeneity of defect‐engineered metal‐organic framework crystals revealed by full‐field tomographic X‐ray absorption spectroscopy
      Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2021; 60(18): 10032-10039. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202013422
      DORA PSI
    • Gao Z, Odstrcil M, Böcklein S, Palagin D, Holler M, Ferreira Sanchez D, et al.
      Sparse ab initio x-ray transmission spectrotomography for nanoscopic compositional analysis of functional materials
      Science Advances. 2021; 7(24): eabf6971 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abf6971
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    • Geng G, Barbotin S, Shakoorioskooie M, Shi Z, Leemann A, Sanchez DF, et al.
      An in-situ 3D micro-XRD investigation of water uptake by alkali-silica-reaction (ASR) product
      Cement and Concrete Research. 2021; 141: 106331 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106331
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    • Hassenkam T, Tsai EHR, Sørensen HO, Dalby KN, Mackenzie DMA, Holler M, et al.
      Direct evidence for eoarchean iron metabolism?
      Geobiology. 2021; 19(3): 218-227. https://doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12432
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    • Hawes J, Warnicke P, Burr P, Ferreira Sanchez D, Grolimund D, Partezana J, et al.
      The speciation of niobium in the oxide layer of an irradiated Low-Tin ZIRLO nuclear material
      Corrosion Science. 2021; 190: 109630 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2021.109630
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    • Mancini A, Lothenbach B, Geng G, Grolimund D, Sanchez DF, Fakra SC, et al.
      Iron speciation in blast furnace slag cements
      Cement and Concrete Research. 2021; 140: 106287 (18 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106287
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    • Monaco F, Ferreira-Sanchez D, Hubert M, Morel B, Montinaro D, Grolimund D, et al.
      Oxygen electrode degradation in solid oxide cells operating in electrolysis and fuel cell modes: LSCF destabilization and interdiffusion at the electrode/electrolyte interface
      International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2021; 46(62): 31533-31549. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.07.054
      DORA PSI
    • Penlap Woguia L, Pierre F, Sanchez DF, Marmitt GG, Saghi Z, Jalabert D
      Complementary characterization method of 3D arsenic doping by using medium energy ion scattering
      Journal of Physics Communications. 2021; 5(1): 015017 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/2399-6528/abbdcf
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    • Gambino M, Veselý M, Filez M, Oord R, Ferreira Sanchez D, Grolimund D, et al.
      Nickel poisoning of a cracking catalyst unravelled by single particle X-ray fluorescence-diffraction-absorption tomography
      Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2020; 59: 3922-3927. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201914950
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    • Hocine S, Van Swygenhoven H, Van Petegem S, Chang CST, Maimaitiyili T, Tinti G, et al.
      Operando X-ray diffraction during laser 3D printing
      Materials Today. 2020; 34: 30-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2019.10.001
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    • Khamidy NI, Laurencin J, Ferreira Sanchez D, Monaco F, Charlot F, Djurado E
      Durability of nanostructured LaPrNiO4+δ electrode for solid oxide cells: electrochemical, microstructural, and structural investigation
      Journal of Power Sources. 2020; 450: 227724 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227724
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    • Li X, Zweiacker K, Grolimund D, Ferreira Sanchez D, Spierings AB, Leinenbach C, et al.
      In situ and ex situ characterization of the microstructure formation in Ni-Cr-Si alloys during rapid solidification - toward alloy design for laser additive manufacturing
      Materials. 2020; 13(9): 2192 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13092192
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    • Makowska M, Sasikumar PVW, Hagelüken L, Ferreira Sanchez D, Casati N, Marone F, et al.
      Cracks, porosity and microstructure of Ti modified polymer-derived SiOC revealed by absorption-, XRD- and XRF-contrast 2D and 3D imaging
      Acta Materialia. 2020; 198: 134-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2020.07.067
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    • Pfeiffer S, Makowska M, Kevin Florio, Ferreira Sanchez D, Marone F, Zhang X, et al.
      Selective laser melting of thermal pre-treated METAL oxide doped aluminum oxide granules
      Open Ceramics. 2020; 2: 100007 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceram.2020.100007
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    • Rodriguez-Fernandez A, Carbone G, Matej Z, Grolimund D, Sanchez DF, Pedrini B
      X-ray forward diffraction wave-front propagation in Si and C single crystals: simulations and experiments
      In: Chubar O, Sawhney K, eds. Advances in computational methods for X-Ray optics V. Vol. 11493. Proceedings of SPIE. Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE; 2020:114930W (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2568495
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    • Weibo H, Wang K, Knapp M, Schwarz B, Wang S, Liu H, et al.
      Chemical and structural evolution during the synthesis of layered Li(Ni,Co,Mn)O2 oxides
      Chemistry of Materials. 2020; 32(12): 4984-4997. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b05279
      DORA PSI
    • Bower WR, Morris K, Livens FR, Mosselmans JFW, Fallon CM, Fuller AJ, et al.
      Metaschoepite dissolution in sediment column systems—implications for uranium speciation and transport
      Environmental Science and Technology. 2019; 53(16): 9915-9925. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b02292
      DORA PSI
    • Cannelli O, Bacellar C, Ingle RA, Bohinc R, Kinschel D, Bauer B, et al.
      Toward time-resolved laser T-jump/X-ray probe spectroscopy in aqueous solutions
      Structural Dynamics. 2019; 6(6): 064303 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5129626
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    • Deillon L, Verheyden S, Ferreira Sanchez D, Van Petegem S, Van Swygenhoven H, Mortensen A
      Laue microdiffraction characterisation of as-cast and tensile deformed Al microwires
      Philosophical Magazine. 2019; 99(15): 1866-1880. https://doi.org/10.1080/14786435.2019.1605220
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    • Gervilla F, Asta MP, Fanlo I, Grolimund D, Ferreira-Sánchez D, Samson VA, et al.
      Diffusion pathways of Fe2+ and Fe3+ during the formation of ferrian chromite: a µXANES study
      Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 2019; 174(8): 65 (16 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00410-019-1605-3
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    • Pfeiffer S, Florio K, Makowska M, Ferreira Sanchez D, Van Swygenhoven H, Aneziris CG, et al.
      Iron oxide doped spray dried aluminum oxide granules for selective laser sintering and melting of ceramic parts
      Advanced Engineering Materials. 2019; 21(6): 1801351. https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.201801351
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    • Trombini H, Guterres Marmitt G, Alencar I, Lorscheitter Baptista D, Reboh S, Mazen F, et al.
      Unraveling structural and compositional information in 3D FinFET electronic devices
      Scientific Reports. 2019; 9(1): 11629 (7 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48117-0
      DORA PSI
    • Tsai EHR, Billaud J, F. Sanchez D, Ihli J, Odstrčil M, Holler M, et al.
      Correlated X-ray 3D ptychography and diffraction microscopy visualize links between morphology and crystal structure of lithium-rich cathode materials
      iScience. 2019; 11: 356-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2018.12.028
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    • Birri M, Samson VA, F. Sanchez D, Grolimund D, Willimann M
      Fast X-Ray beam intensity stabilization for absorption spectroscopy and spectromicroscopic imaging
      In: Schaa VRW, Tavakoli K, Tilmont M, eds. Proceedings of the 10th mechanical engineering design of synchrotron radiation equipment and instrumentation. Vol. 10. Mechanical engineering design of synchrotron radiation equipment and instrumentation. Geneva, Switzerland: JACoW Publishing; 2018:343-345. https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-MEDSI2018-THPH04
      DORA PSI
    • Lebugle M, Dworkowski F, Pauluhn A, Guzenko VA, Romano L, Meier N, et al.
      High-intensity x-ray microbeam for macromolecular crystallography using silicon kinoform diffractive lenses
      Applied Optics. 2018; 57(30): 9032-9039. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.009032
      DORA PSI
    • Neumeier S, Middendorp R, Knott A, Dürr M, Klinkenberg M, Pointurier F, et al.
      Microparticle production as reference materials for particle analysis methods in safeguards
      In: Scientific basis for nuclear waste management XLI. Vol. 3. MRS advances. Materials Research Society; 2018:1005-1012. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2018.166
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    • Rodriguez-Fernandez A, Esposito V, Sanchez DF, Finkelstein KD, Juranic P, Staub U, et al.
      Spatial displacement of forward-diffracted X-ray beams by perfect crystals
      Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances. 2018; 74(2): 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2053273318001419
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    • Chollet M, Gong W, Ferreira Sanchez D, Samson VA, Bertsch J
      Quantifying the stress field of hydride precipitation by mu-XRD tomography
      Presented at: Water reactor fuel performance meeting 2017 (WRFPM 2017); September 10-14, 2017; Jeju, Korea.
      DORA PSI
    • Ferreira Sanchez D, Simionovici AS, Lemelle L, Cuartero V, Mathon O, Pascarelli S, et al.
      2D/3D microanalysis by energy dispersive X-ray absorption spectroscopy tomography
      Scientific Reports. 2017; 7: 16453 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-16345-x
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    • Ferreira Sanchez D, Grolimund D, Hubert M, Bleuet P, Laurencin J
      A 2D and 3D X-ray μ-diffraction and μ-fluorescence study of a mixed ionic electronic conductor
      International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017; 42(2): 1203-1211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.11.094
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    • Ihli J, Jacob RR, Holler M, Guizar-Sicairos M, Diaz A, da Silva JC, et al.
      A three-dimensional view of structural changes caused by deactivation of fluid catalytic cracking catalysts
      Nature Communications. 2017; 8: 809 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-00789-w
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    • Ihli J, Ferreira Sanchez D, Jacob RR, Cuartero V, Mathon O, Krumeich F, et al.
      Localization and speciation of iron impurities within a fluid catalytic cracking catalyst
      Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2017; 56(45): 14031-14035. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201707154
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    • Ihli J, Ferreira Sanchez D, Jacob RR, Cuartero V, Mathon O, Krumeich F, et al.
      Localization and speciation of iron impurities within a fluid catalytic cracking catalyst
      Angewandte Chemie. 2017; 129(45): 14219-14223. https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201707154
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    • Kenel C, Grolimund D, Li X, Panepucci E, Samson VA, Ferreira Sanchez D, et al.
      In situ investigation of phase transformations in Ti-6Al-4V under additive manufacturing conditions combining laser melting and high-speed micro-X-ray diffraction
      Scientific Reports. 2017; 7: 16358 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-16760-0
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    • Laurencin J, Hubert M, Ferreira Sanchez D, Pylypko S, Morales M, Morata A, et al.
      Degradation mechanism of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ/Gd0.1Ce0.9O2-δ composite electrode operated under solid oxide electrolysis and fuel cell conditions
      Electrochimica Acta. 2017; 241: 459-476. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.05.011
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    • Middendorp R, Dürr M, Knott A, Pointurier F, Ferreira Sanchez D, Samson V, et al.
      Characterization of the aerosol-based synthesis of uranium particles as a potential reference material for microanalytical methods
      Analytical Chemistry. 2017; 89(8): 4721-4728. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00631
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    • Santomauro FG, Grilj J, Mewes L, Nedelcu G, Yakunin S, Rossi T, et al.
      Localized holes and delocalized electrons in photoexcited inorganic perovskites: Watching each atomic actor by picosecond X-ray absorption spectroscopy
      Structural Dynamics. 2017; 4(4): 44002 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4971999
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