GEC in Japan was a success for CRC 1316 students
Bachelor's student Arisa Bodnar from the Ruhr University won the Student Poster Award at this year's APS Gaseous Electronics Conference in Sendai, Japan, with her contribution "Improving the decomposition of polluted air streams using additional metal plates in a dielectric double-surface discharge system with multiple electrodes." In this poster contribution, Arisa investigates surface dielectric barrier discharges (sDBD) that are used to decompose volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industrial exhaust gases (e.g., chemical plants).
Furthermore, PhD student Tobias Gergs from the Ruhr University Bochum won the GEC Student Award for Excellence at the GEC in Sendai, Japan, with his contribution "Dynamic surface surrogate model trained on atomistic data of AlN sputter depositions".
Sebastian Wilczek, project A5 of the CRC 1316
New cooperation between project B7 and the Forschungszentrum Jülich
Pulsed plasmas in liquids are intensively investigated in project B7 of the CRC 1316. One possible application of these plasmas is the generation of nanoparticles directly in the liquid. These particles are deposited from the electrode material during the plasma ignition and thus particles of different sizes are generated. Now cooperation with the Forschungszentrum Jülich, a method is to be developed to to produce composite nanoparticles during plasma operation in liquids. For this purpose, the researchers Dr. Katharina Laake and Elia Jüngling from project B7 have travelled to Forschungszentrum Jülich to produce the first prototypes for electrode tips, which will which can later be used to produce composite nanoparticles.
Katharina Laake, project B7 of the CRC 1316
Chair of Experimental Physics II receives multiple honours at Faculty celebration
The Physics and Astronomy Department's Faculty Celebration is held annually. Here the graduates of the last year are honored. The ceremony if organized by the different chairs of the department. This year, the chair of Experimental Physics II with the Plasma Interface Physics group had the privilege of hosting the event. The celebration was on October 21st 2022 in the large lecture hall of the Department of Physics. This is a good opportunity to introduce the research field and to present the current research topics.
The event was moderated by Maike Kai and Philipp Maaß. Prof. Dr. Achim von Keudell and Prof. Judith Golda presented their research and some plasma physics experiments.
As a highlight, Dr. Katharina Laake (born Grosse) from the B7 project of the CRC 1316 gave a very descriptive and target group-oriented lecture (as award lecture for receiving the dissertation prize of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation) on the topic "Temporal Evolution of Nanosecond Pulsed Plasmas in Water". The award was presented to her during the event by the Dean of Studies of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Heiko Krabbe.
Afterwards, the lecturers of the faculty were honored. Here, Prof. Dr. Judith Golda received the lecturer award of the student council. The award is given to the most popular lecturer of the last year among the students.
Finally, PD Dr. Tsanko Tsankov from project A2 of CRC 1316 received his habilitation certificate. He accepted his habilitation entitled "Kinetics of Non-Equilibrium Plasmas" at the faculty on November 21st. Congratulations to all!
Prizes in the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
The Chair of Experimental Physics II is honored to host the faculty celebration of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy.
Maike Kai from the CRC 1316 and Philipp Maaß lead through the event. Moreover, the dissertation award of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation goes this year to Dr. Katharina Laake.
Finally, Judith Golda (projects A6, B2, and B11) won the prize for the best lecturer of the past semester!
Congratulations to both on these awards!
Visit of Katharina Laake and Pia-Victoria Pottkämper at IPP in Prague
Pia Pottkämper and Katharina Laake from project B7 (SFB 1316) visited the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences from October 17th-19th. After the previous stay of Petr Bílek from October 12th-13th, they were invited to visit their labs and discuss about recent research of nanosecond pulsed plasmas in liquids. According to that topic, Katharina Laake gave a talk dealing with the “Temporal evolution of nanosecond pulsed plasmas in water” during their stay.