CRC 1316 Transient Atmospheric Plasmas: From Plasmas to Liquids To Solids

A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 B1 B2 B4 B5 B7 B8 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 INF MGK PR

B2: Self-organisation of sub-micrometer surface structures stimulated by microplasma generated reactive species and short-pulsed laser irradiation

Principal Investigators: M. Böke, J. Golda, V. Schulz-von der Gathen


Schulz-von der Gathen, Volker
(Principal Investigator)

Böke, Marc
(Principal Investigator)

Steuer, David

Chur, Sascha

Labenski, Robin

Golda, Judith
(Principal Investigator)



The efficiency of catalysts is strongly dependent on their surface structures and its chemical state. This project is aiming at the plasma-laser induced modification and creation of microstructured, reactive surfaces that can be used in catalysis. Based on plasma-generated reactive species and the knowledge of generation and destruction mechanisms in the effluent, we tailor density distributions and fluxes of reactive species to surfaces, that are simultaneously (self-organised) structured by laser irradiation. Active and passive optical methods are applied to investigate the plasma kinetics and fluence of reactive species to surfaces. Ex-situ diagnostics complete the picture by investigation the surface properties down to the level of chemical states, its struture and catalytic performance.



  • Patrick Preissing, PhD thesis - 06/2023
    Self-organisation of sub-micrometer surface structures stimulated by microplasma generated reactive species and short-pulsed laser irradiation
  • David Steuer, Bachelor thesis - 09/2018
    Reproducibility of density and temperature profiles in the COST-Microplasmajet
  • Alexander Knodel, Master thesis - 09/2018
    Studies on microplasmajet-discharges with N2/O2 admixtures in front of surfaces
  • Alexander Böddecker, Master thesis - 09/2019
    Comparison of Atomic Oxygen Densities in a Coplanar Plasma Jet with ns or RF Excitation
  • David Steuer, Master thesis - 09/2020
    Comparative Investigation of Two-Dimensional Oxygen Distributions in Microplasmas by Optical Methods
  • Lennart Kulik, Bachelor thesis - 09/2022
    Influence of plasma treatment on laser-induced surface structures
  • Robin Labenski, Bachelor thesis - 09/2021
    Konditionierung von metallischen Schichten durch Laser- und Plasmawechselwirkung
  • Robin De Minke, Bachelor thesis - 09/2023
    Spektroskopie reaktiver Sauerstoffspezies im Effluenten eines Atmosphärendruckplasmas
  • Alexander Schicke, Master thesis - 05/2024
    Absorption Measurements of the Metastable Atom Density in an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma
  • Sascha Chur, PhD thesis - ongoing

Further reading

  • Spatial dynamics of helium metastables in sheath or bulk dominated rf micro-plasma jets,
    B. Niermann, T. Hemke, N.Y. Babaeva, M. B¨oke, M.J. Kushner, T. Mussenbrock, and J. Winter,
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 44 (2011) 485204
  • Application of a mode-locked fiber laser for highly time resolved broadband absorption spectroscopy and laser assisted breakdown on micro-plasmas,
    B. Niermann, I.L. Budunoglu, K. Gurel, M. Böke, F.Ö. Ilday, and J.Winter
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45, 245202 (2012)