Combining the beneficial properties of catalysts and non-thermal plasmas

January 21st 2022

Researchers of three DIFFER groups have contributed to a new publication in Nature Communications. The research focuses on combining the properties of catalysts and non-thermal plasmas to optimize the productivity and energy efficiency of nitrogen oxidation. The work was done in collaboration with researchers at the University of Notre Dame (USA). The DIFFER scientists involved were Stefan Welzel (Solar Fuels Facilities and Instrumentation), Richard van de Sanden (Plasma Solar Fuels Devices), Rakesh Sharma and Mihalis Tsampas (Catalytic and Electrochemical Processes for Energy Applications).



Publication
Observation and rationalization of nitrogen oxidation enabled only by coupled plasmaand catalyst, Hanyu Ma, Rakesh K. Sharma, Stefan Welzel, Mauritius C. M. van de Sanden, Mihalis N. Tsampas & William F. Schneider, Nature Communications (2022) 13.402.

Read the article here.

More information about the work of the three DIFFER groups
Solar Fuels Facilities and Instrumentation
Plasma Solar Fuels Devices
Catalytic and Electrochemical Processes for Energy Applications