09.06.2021

Wirtualne seminarium: 3-Dimensional Assembly of Nanoparticles into Aerogel Monoliths for Gas-Phase Photocatalysis


Akademickie Centrum Materiałów i Nanotechnologii AGH zaprasza na wirtualne seminarium z cyklu „Krakow Condensed Matter Seminar”, które odbędzie się 9 czerwca 2021 r. o godz. 9.00.

Referat pt. 3-Dimensional Assembly of Nanoparticles into Aerogel Monoliths for Gas-Phase Photocatalysis wygłosi Prof. dr Marcus Niederberger (ETH Zurych, Szwajcaria). 

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Multiscale nanoparticle assembly is at the heart of efforts to integrate nanoparticles into macroscopic materials and devices. The idea of arranging nanoparticles in a modular and defined way to larger entities is extremely appealing, because in such a way a nearly indefinite number of different architectures is accessible from a limited set of building blocks. In this talk, we will propose strategies how preformed nanoparticles are assembled into 3-dimensional, porous networks that after supercritical drying result in aerogel monoliths with macroscopic sizes. 3D-printed polymers as scaffolds improve the mechanical properties and allows us to tailor the macroscopic aerogel architecture. As a proof-of-concept, we discuss the use of metal-metal oxide composite aerogels in the photocatalytic reforming of methanol in the gas phase.