This special issue of University of Porto Journal of Engineering contains selected papers presented at the 4th Symposium on Engineering Physics that took place on the 28th and 29th of June 2021, in the Doctoral Congress in Engineering 2021.

This symposium results from the joint organization by the Department of Engineering Physics of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and the Physics and Astronomy Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP). Following the previous editions, the 4th Symposium on Engineering Physics (EP) has received widespread contributions from all major Portuguese research institutions involved in Engineering Physics fields. The submitted works depict the current scientific trends in Engineering Physics, and include topics as varied as optical and biosensors, smart materials, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, and quantum studies.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24840/2183-6493_008.003

Published: 2022-05-30

Editorial

Joana Oliveira, André Pereira, Joana Silva

1

Effects of Pulse Duration in Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Miguel F. S. Ferreira, Nuno A. Silva, Diana Guimarães, Rui C. Martins, Pedro A. S. Jorge

7-11

Study of LSPR Spectral Analysis Techniques on SPR Optical Fiber Sensors

P. S. S. dos Santos, José M. M. M. de Almeida, Luís C. C. Coelho

12-17

A Brief Review on Optical Fiber Sensing for the Power Grid

António V. Rodrigues, Catarina Monteiro, Susana O. Silva, Cassiano Linhares, Helder Mendes, Sérgio M. O. Tavares, Orlando Frazão

18-23

Fine Powder Proportional Counters for Neutron Detection

Nuno Duarte, João Marcos, Fernando Amaro

24-28

Embedding Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes as Conductive Nanofiller onto Bi2Te3 Thermoelectric Matrix

Miguel A. S. Almeida, João M. Magalhães, Maria M. Maia, Ana L. Pires, André M. Pereira

35-41

Nematic Liquid Crystals as a Tabletop Platform for Studying Turbulence

Tiago D. Ferreira, Nuno A. Silva, Ariel Guerreiro

42-47