Martin Muhler receives Alwin Mittasch Award 2023
Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler was awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2023 for his "fundamental contributions to the cross-scale understanding of the mode of action of catalyst materials in chemical reactions for future-oriented technologies". This award is given to researchers for outstanding achievements in the field of catalyst research by German Society for Catalysis. The award will be handed over in Weimar on March 16, 2023.
Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler holds the Chair of Technical Chemistry at Ruhr-Universität and is a board member of SFB 1316, PI in project A7 "Plasma catalysis for conversion of volatile organic compounds (VOC)", as well as a member of the MGK.
Visit of the company Plasmatreat
The lecture "Introduction to plasma physics II" and Bachelor, Master and PhD students of the chair EP2 and the group Plasma Interface Physics visited the company Plasmatreat in Steinhagen near Bielefeld. The company excels in the production of atmospheric pressure plasma jets for polymer functionalization.
Kick-off event of the Science Year 2023
On Saturday, 11.02.2023, the kick-off event of the Science Year 2023 "Our Universe" took place. The SFB 1316 was represented with a booth at the Zeiss Planetarium Bochum.
Besides live experiments, there was a varied program with a plasma quiz, coloring pictures and slide show. As live experiments, the plasma sphere and plasma mass were presented as hands-on experiments, and the plasma speaker and COST jet were shown for demonstration. Here, the new portable COST-Jet could be used for the first time outside the university. Thanks to its construction on a plate with gas supply, generator and holders for optical fibre and spectrometer, another experiment and authentic diagnostics from the laboratory can now be shown at events.
A big thank you to the many helping hands and all interested people who visited us!
Henrik van Impel‘s outstanding Bachelor thesis
Congratulations to Henrik van Impel, who won the student award of Ruhr University Bochum with his bachelor thesis "Diagnostics of atomic oxygen in a micro-cavity plasma reactor". He received his certificate during the yearly celebration of the University hosted by the Rector of the University.
In his bachelor thesis, Mr. van Impel used actinometry to investigate the formation of atomic oxygen in a plasma array reactor. With his finding, he made an important contribution to project A6 in CRC 1316.
Continuous exchange between Bochum and GREMI laboratory
The DAAD exchange program (part of a PROCOPE project) between Prof. Judith Golda from Ruhr University Bochum and Prof. Claire Douat from GREMI allowed several exchange visits between both groups.The exchange focuses on the study of the role of CO in the treatment of biological substrates.
Cold atmospheric pressure plasmas could provide a well-controlled local source of small-dose CO that can be directly guided to the treatment zone. The aim of the project is to investigate the production pathways and the role of the CO molecule during the plasma treatment of biological material. Possible synergism of CO and plasma produced species such as electric fields, ions and electrons, photons and other neutral radicals are analysed.
In detail, several exchange visits from both labs were realized. In July, Jun.-Prof. Judith Golda, Dr. Laura Chauvet and Daniel Henze from the CRC 1316 were guests in the laboratory of Prof. Claire Douat at the GREMI in Orléans. In a joint measurement campaign, two different atmospheric pressure plasma jets were being tested. They measured the production of CO at different operating conditions with a gas analyser.
In October, directly after the Plasma School in Bad Honneff, Eloise Mestre visited the PIP group. The second measurement campaign focused on the measurement of plasma produced CO in a kHz jet source using mass spectrometry.
Finally, Jun.-Prof. Judith Golda and Dr. Sebastian Burhenn stayed in the laboratory of Prof. Claire Douat at the GREMI in Orléans for a joint research campaign in November again. This time, the work was focused on the measurement of plasma-produced carbon monoxide affecting human hemoglobin.
Judith Golda, project A6, B2 and B11 of the CRC 1316