Principal Investigator Christof Schulz

Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz

Phone: +49 203 379-8061

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Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics – Reactive Fluids
Faculty of Engineering
University of Duisburg-Essen

Project Area CC2: Spray-Flame Synthesis of Catalyst Nanoparticles

Project C2 develops spray-flame synthesis methods for nanoscale Fe- and Co-containing spinels and perovskites with well-defined composition, size, and morphology. The high-temperature gas-phase synthesis process allows generating metastable materials, including compositions far away from thermodynamic stability limits that are stabilized as a consequence of rapid cooling of the particles after their formation.

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Member of the editorial board of Applied Physics B (Springer), Proceedings of the Combustion In-stitute (Elsevier), Powder Technology (Elsevier)

Selected Publications

  1. H. Gao, L. Xiao, I. Plümel, G.-L. Xu, Y. Ren, X. Zuo, Y. Liu, C. Schulz, H. Wiggers, K. Amine, Z. Chen, Parasitic reactions in nanosized Silicon anodes for Lithium-ion batteries, Nano Lett. 17, 1512-1519 (2017).
  2. Y. H. Sehlleier, S. Dobrowolny, L. Xiao, A. Heinzel, C. Schulz, H. Wiggers, Micrometer-sized nano-structured silicon/carbon composites for lithium-ion battery anodes synthesized based on a three-step Hansen Solubility Parameter (HSP) concept, J. Industr. Eng. Chem. 52, 305-313 (2017).
  3. S. Kluge, H. Wiggers, C. Schulz, Mass spectrometric analysis of clusters and nanoparticles during the gas-phase synthesis of tungsten oxide, Proc. Combust. Inst. 36, 1037-1044 (2017).
  4. K. Daun, J. Menser, R. Mansmann, T. Dreier, C. Schulz, Spectroscopic models for laser-heated silicon and copper nanoparticles, J. Quant. Spectr. Rad. Transf. (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.10.006
  5. H.A. Michelsen, C. Schulz, G.J. Smallwood, S. Will, Laser-induced incandescence: Particulate diagnostics for combustion, atmospheric, and industrial applications, Prog. Energy Combust. Sci. 51, 2-48 (2015).
  6. S. Hardt, I. Wlokas, C. Schulz, H. Wiggers, Impact of ambient pressure on titania nanoparticle formation during spray-flame synthesis, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 15, 9449-9456 (2015).
  7. L. Xiao, Y.H. Sehlleier, S. Dobrowolny, H. Orthner, F. Mahlendorf, A. Heinzel, C. Schulz, H. Wiggers, Si‑CNT/rGO nanoheterostructures as high-performance lithium-ion-battery anode, Chem. Electrochem. 2, 1983-1990 (2015).
  8. S. Kluge, L. Deng, O. Feroughi, F. Schneider, M. Poliak, A. Fomin, V. Tsionsky, S. Cheskis, I. Wlokas, I. Rahinov, T. Dreier, A. Kempf, H. Wiggers, C. Schulz, Initial reaction steps during flame synthesis of iron-oxide nanoparticles, Cryst. Eng. Comm. 17, 6930-6939 (2015).
  9. L. Xiao, M. Schroeder, S. Kluge, A. Balducci, C. Schulz, H. Wiggers, Direct self-assembly of Fe2O3/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite for high-performance lithium-ion battery, J. Mater. Chem. A 3, 11566-11574 (2015).
  10. N. A. Hamid, S. Wennig, A. Heinzel, C. Schulz, H. Wiggers, Influence of carbon content, particle size, and partial manganese substitution on the electrochemical performance of LiFe1‑xMnxPO4/carbon composites, Ionics 21, 1857-1866 (2015).