(EI) CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL
- Nanofluidic systems: Development and characterization for uses as fluids in heat transference applications for concentration solar energy. Theoretical calculations and analyses based on molecular dynamics.
-Synthetic diamond: Focused on industrial applications as power electronics. Studies of surface finishing for general applications.
-Photovoltaic and Photocatalytic nanomaterials: Development of them and physical-chemical characterization based on spectroscopies. Modelization based on the functional density theory.
- How can modern laser spectroscopic methods be used to advance our molecular level understanding of marine processes?
- What determines the composition, structure and reactivity of the marine organic nanolayer?
- How can trace gases and their isotopologues be selectively and sensitively detected?
- To what extent do oxidation processes alter the organic coating of atmospheric particles?
- Can optical sensors be applied in field settings?
- How does high temperature gas phase kinetics influence the formation of pollutants in combustion processes?
The aim of the scientific group is the development of multifunctional potentiometric sensors in solid state with membranes with the addition of nano particles. A secondary objective is to develop simple potentiometric sensors for the determination of chemical species of interest that would have improved properties. Improved sensor performance will be based on simpler preparation of samples for analysis (does not matter discoloration and turbidity of the sample), improved chemical, physical and electrical properties.
The major focus is on homogeneous, transparent and thermodynamically stable liquids, such as solutions of hydrotropes, electrolytes, surfactants, as well as microemulsions. The self-organisation of molecular liquid systems and specific ion effects are in the center of interest. To characterize structure, dynamics and thermodynamic properties of such systems, a multitude of experimental methods is employed (DLS, surface tension, electrical conductivity, FTIR