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

B12: Impact of plasma in liquid on electrodestructure and solution properties

Principal Investigators: A. Engstfeld, T. Jacob


Jacob, Timo
(Principal Investigator)

Engstfeld, Albert
(Principal Investigator)

Forschner, Lukas

Leist, Justus



The present project aims at a fundamental understanding of the impact of in liquid plasma formed by contact glow discharge electrolysis (i) on the electrolyte (thermal effects, voltage drops, and electrolyte composition) (ii) on the plasma working electrode (stability and onset of structure formation processes), and (iii) ultimately the synergistic effects between the temporal changes at the electrode and the electrolyte. New tools will be developed to identify changes in the electrolyte under operando conditions. The properties at the solid | plasma interfaces are studied employing metal single crystal electrodes, which allow for a direct and reliable connection between our experimental and theoretical approach.



  • Tobias Schmider, Master thesis - 10/2022
    Influence of high voltage electrolysis on single crystal electrodes
  • Lukas Forschner, PhD thesis - ongoing
    Impact of contact glow discharge electrolysis on the electrolyte and its influence on electrode surface structure formation
  • Justus Leist, Master thesis - 01/2024
    HER and OER activity of CGDE-modified Ni expanded metals under close to industrial conditions
  • Justus Leist, PhD thesis - ongoing
    Effect of contact glow discharge electrolysis modified transition metals on their catalytic activity
  • Tim Bolter, Master thesis - ongoing
    Temperature changes and production of reactive species during contact glow discharge electrolysis

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