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R&D Project

reaCtor

Fibre based plasmonic microreactor for flow chemistry

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OUR MOTIVATION

The chemical industry is a major contributor to CO2 emissions as it accounts for about 30% of industrys' total energy use worldwide. Thus, disruptive technologies are needed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Photochemistry in flow microreactors promises to sustainably produce chemical compounds and has received a lot of attention due to the prospect of utilizing (sun)light to drive these reactions. Still, the technique has not been widely used due to a challenging light management which hinders large-scale application in industry. This is exactly where reaCtor comes into play by offering an innovative solution: microreactors will be integrated inside a specialty optical glass fiber, where laser light is coupled in and the chemical reaction is en hancedby plasmonic nanoparticles, which locally amplify the optical field of the incoupled light. This approach allows to use a single light source for multiplereactors, thereby enabling a huge scale-up potential towards a sustainable chemical industry. Our goal is to set-up a demonstrator and benchmark it with photocatalytic reactions.

 

About the project

This project has received funding from the European Innovation Council programme under grant agreement No 101099405.

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Flow Chemistry

(a) Conventional flow reactor with non-scalable light management and (b) upscaling vision of proposed fibre-based plasmonic micro-reactor through controllable light managment by fibre-guided laser light, plasmonic nanoparticles and engineered micro-fluidic channels (dimensions not to scale).

Fibre based plasmonic microreactor for flow chemistry

Events

  • Hannover Messe
    Hannover Messe
    Wed, 24 Apr
    Hanover
    24 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Hanover, 30 Hanover, Germany
    Wed, 24 April, Hannover
  • Project Meeting Amsterdam
    Project Meeting Amsterdam
    Wed, 27 Mar
    Amsterdam
    27 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • DPG Symposium
    DPG Symposium
    Tue, 27 Feb
    Greifswald
    27 Feb 2024, 10:00
    Greifswald
    Symposium at the DPG Spring Meeting in Greifswald
  • Kick-off Meeting 2023
    Kick-off Meeting 2023
    Thu, 04 May
    Hannover
    04 May 2023, 10:00
    Hannover, Callinstraße 36, 30167 Hannover, Germany
    Kick-off Meeting on the 4th May 2023 at the HITec in Hannover
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SCIENTISTS

Michael Steinke

Michael Steinke
Head of Laser Components
and Fibres Group

Leibniz University Hannover, GE
Michael.steinke@hitec.uni-hannover.de

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Veronika Adolfs

PhD student

Leibniz University Hannover, GE

adolfs@iqo.uni-hannover.de

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Wiebke Albrecht

Group leader

Hybrid Nanosystems

AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL

w.albrecht@amolf.nl

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Esther Alarcon Llado

Group leader 3D Photovoltaics

AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL

E.Alarconllado@amolf.nl

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Paul Eduardo David Soto Rodríguez

Senior Researcher

Viera y Clavijo Tenure-Track Professor

Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife

psotorod@ull.edu.es

Simon Spelthann

Simon Spelthann
Postdoc

Leibniz University Hannover, GE
spelthann@iqo.uni-hannover.de

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Timothy Nöel

Full Professor, Chair of Flow Chemistry

University of Amsterdam, NL

t.noel@uva.nl

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Patrick Späth

Postdoc
AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL

p.spath@amolf.nl

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Erik Garnett

Group leader

Nanoscale Solar Cells

AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL

E.Garnett@amolf.nl

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Ryszard Buczynski

Lukasiewicz Research Network

Warsaw, PL

ryszard.buczynski@imif.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

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Matthias Ließmann

Postdoc

Leibniz University Hannover, GE

liesmann@iqo.uni-hannover.de

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Elia Savino

PhD student

University of Amsterdam, NL

e.savino@uva.nl

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Devin Oneill

Postdoc

AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL

d.oneill@amolf.nl

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Airán Ródenas Seguí

Ramón y Cajal Fellow Tenure-Track
Professor

Group leader LeapLab Group

Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife

arodenas@ull.edu.es

Partner

OUR PARTNERS

AMOLF
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Universidad de La Laguna
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OPEN JOB POSITIONS

The Hybrid Nanosystems group at NWO-Institute AMOLF is looking for a Postdoc candidate on plasmonic light management 

The 3D Photovoltaics group at NWO-Institute AMOLF is looking for a PhD/Postdoc candidate.

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CONTACT

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PROJECT MANAGER

Michael Steinke

Project Manager / Coordinator

Michael Steinke

Head of Laser Components and FibresInstitute of Quantum Optics / Hannover Institute of Technology

answers your questions:

Callinstraße 34a

30167 Hannover, Germany

+49 511 762 14816

Susann Spindler EurA AG

Public Relations Manager

Susann Spindler

Project and Network Manager

EurA AG

answers your questions:

Max-Eyth-Straße 2

73479 Ellwangen, Germany

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