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Kourmouli, A. (author), Valenti, M. (author), van Rijn, E. (author), Beaumont, H.J.E. (author), Kalantzi, Olga Ioanna (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Biskos, G. (author)
The use of disc diffusion susceptibility tests to determine the antibacterial activity of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) is questionable because their low diffusivity practically prevents them from penetrating through the culture media. In this study, we investigate the ability of such a test, namely the Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion test, to...
journal article 2018
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Valenti, M. (author), Venugopal, A. (author), Tordera, Daniel (author), Jonsson, P.M. (author), Biskos, G. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Smith, W.A. (author)
The conversion of light to electrical and chemical energy has the potential to provide meaningful advances to many aspects of daily life, including the production of energy, water purification, and optical sensing. Recently, plasmonic nanoparticles (PNPs) have been increasingly used in artificial photosynthesis (e.g., water splitting) devices...
journal article 2017
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Surawski, N. C. (author), Bezantakos, S (author), Barmpounis, K. (author), Dallaston, M. C. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Biskos, G. (author)
Recent advanced in the fields of nanotechnology and atmospheric sciences underline the increasing need for sizing sub-10-nm aerosol particles in a simple yet efficient way. In this article, we develop, experimentally test and model the performance of a High-Pass Electrical Mobility Filter (HP-EMF) that can be used for sizing nanoparticles...
journal article 2017
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Feng, J. (author), Guo, Xiaoai (author), Ramlawi, N. (author), Pfeiffer, T.V. (author), Geutjens, R. (author), Basak, S. (author), Nirschl, Hermann (author), Biskos, G. (author), Zandbergen, H.W. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author)
High-yield and continuous synthesis of ultrapure inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) of well-defined size and composition has invariably been one of the major challenges in nanotechnology. Employing green techniques that avoid the use of poisonous and expensive chemicals has been realized as a necessity for manufacturing NPs on an industrial scale. In...
journal article 2016
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Feng, J. (author), Hontañón, Esther (author), Blanes, Maria (author), Meyer, Jörg (author), Guo, Xiaoai (author), Santos, Laura (author), Paltrinieri, L. (author), Ramlawi, N. (author), de Smet, L.C.P.M. (author), Nirschl, Hermann (author), Kruis, Frank Einar (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Biskos, G. (author)
A major challenge in nanotechnology is that of determining how to introduce green and sustainable principles when assembling individual nanoscale elements to create working devices. For instance, textile nanofinishing is restricted by the many constraints of traditional pad-dry-cure processes, such as the use of costly chemical precursors to...
journal article 2016
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Valenti, M. (author), Jonsson, M.P. (author), Biskos, G. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Smith, W.A. (author)
Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is a promising technology that uses light absorbing semiconductors to convert solar energy directly into a chemical fuel (i.e., hydrogen). PEC water splitting has the potential to become a key technology in achieving a sustainable society, if high solar to fuel energy conversion efficiencies are...
journal article 2016
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Feng, J. (author), Biskos, G. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author)
Continuous gas-phase synthesis of nanoparticles is associated with rapid agglomeration, which can be a limiting factor for numerous applications. In this report, we challenge this paradigm by providing experimental evidence to support that gas-phase methods can be used to produce ultrapure nonagglomerated “singlet” nanoparticles having tunable...
journal article 2015
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Van Driel, B.A. (author), Kooyman, P.J. (author), van den Berg, K.J. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Dik, J. (author)
Titanium dioxide is the most abundantly used white pigment of the 20th century. The pigment is still in use, both in the production of contemporary art and for the conservation of older artwork as a retouching pigment. Unfortunately, next to its positive characteristics, the pigment has one major potential drawback: its photocatalytic activity...
journal article 2015
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Pfeiffer, T.V. (author), Kedia, P. (author), Messing, M.E. (author), Valvo, M. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author)
This article introduces a continuous, gas-phase method for depositing thin metallic coatings onto (nano)particles using a type of physical vapor deposition (PVD) at ambient pressure and temperature. An aerosol of core particles is mixed with a metal vapor cloud formed by spark ablation by passing the aerosol through the spark zone using a hollow...
journal article 2015
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Pfeiffer, T.V. (author), Ortiz Gonzalez, J. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Tan, H. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
A soft deposition method for incorporating surface plasmon resonant metal nanoparticles within photovoltaic devices was studied. This self-assembly method provides excellent control over both nanoparticle size and surface coverage. Films of spherical Ag nanoparticles with diameter of ?100 nm were fabricated by depositing size-selected aerosols...
conference paper 2014
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Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Pfeiffer, T.V. (author)
A spark ablation device for generating nanoparticles comprising a spark generator; the spark generator comprising first and second electrodes, wherein the spark generator further comprises at least one power source which is arranged to be operative at a first energy level for maintaining a discharge between the first and second electrodes, which...
patent 2013
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Anastasopol, A. (author), Pfeiffer, T.V. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Mulder, F.M. (author), Eijt, S.W.H. (author)
Isothermal hydrogen desorption of spark discharge generated Mg/NbOx and Mg/Pd metal hydride nanocomposites is consistently described by a kinetic model based on multiple reaction rates, in contrast to the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov [M. Avrami, J. Phys. Chem. 9, 177 (1941); W. A. Johnson and R. F. Mehl, Trans. Am. Inst. Min., Metal. Eng. 135,...
journal article 2011
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Vons, V.A. (author), De Smet, L.C.P.M. (author), Munao, D. (author), Evirgen, A. (author), Kelder, E.M. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author)
On the example of silicon, the production of nanoparticles using spark discharge is shown to be feasible for semiconductors. The discharge circuit is modelled as a damped oscillator circuit. This analysis reveals that the electrode resistance should be kept low enough to limit energy loss by Joule heating and to enable effective nanoparticle...
journal article 2011
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Ghaemi, S. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The potential application of aggregates of nanoparticles for high-speed flow diagnostics is investigated. Aluminum nanoparticles around 10 nm in diameter are produced by spark discharge in argon gas. Through rapid coagulation and oxidation, aggregates of small effective density are formed. They are characterized by microscopy and their...
journal article 2010
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Zonnevylle, A.C. (author), Hagen, C.W. (author), Kruit, P. (author), Valenti, M. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author)
Positioning of charged nanoparticles with the help of charge patterns in an insulator substrate is a known method. However, the creation of charge patterns with a scanning electron microscope for this is relatively new. Here a scanning electron microscope is used for the creation of localized charge patterns in an insulator, while a glowing wire...
journal article 2009
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Schmidt Ott, A. (author), Burtscher, H. (author)
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for measuring an elemental carbon content in an aerosol of soot particles by exposing the particles to ultraviolet radiation to induce photoelectron emission of the particles, wherein whilst the particles receive ultraviolet radiation the aero sol with the particles is heated to an elevated...
patent 2008
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Tabrizi, N.S. (author), Ullmann, M. (author), Vons, V.A. (author), Lafont, U. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author)
The production of nanoparticles by microsecond spark discharge evaporation in inert gas is studied systematically applying transmission electron microscopy, mobility analysis and BET surface area measurement. The method of spark discharge is of special interest, because it is continuous, clean, extremely flexible with respect to material, and...
journal article 2008
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