Plasma Science & Nanoscale Engineering


 

imageDr Davide Marriotti:    Reader

Room number: 25B09
Telephone: +44 28 90366083
Email: d.mariotti@ulster.ac.uk
School of Engineering
University of Ulster
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

 

Key Research Areas

  • Hybrid bulk- heterojunctions
  • Li-ion batteries
  • Nanoscale hetero-junctions
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Optical emission spectroscopy
  • Self-organization
  • Third generation solar cells
  • Collisional radiative models
  • Silicon nanocrystals
  • Exotic plasma regimes

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Visiting Fellow: 

Dr Steffan Cook

 

PhD Students

Fullerton Ciaran: BSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster, UK
Research Project: Cold plasmas and bacteria: wound healing, killing bacteria using cold gas plasma jets
 
McKenna Joanne: BSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster, UK
Research Project: Silicon Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications & their toxicological assessment
 
Mitra Somak: MSc Photonics, Erasmus-Mundus, Europe
Research Project: Nanoscale Engineering for the Integration of Silicon Nanocrystals in Solar Cells Nanoarchitectures
 
Patel Jenish: MSc Physics, India
Research Project: Atmospheric-pressure Microplasma Synthesis of Nanoscale-engineered Structures
 

MSc students

Connell Andrew: A portable nanomanufacturing device

Undergraduate students

MonaghanJosephine: Silicon nanoparticles for biomedical applications
 
White Michelle: Nanoparticles: a threat or an opportunity?
 

Previous students

Abalo-Akuvi Koffi:  Process Engineer, Intel (USA)
Diwan Karishma: Nomura (India)
Kalia Keerti: Micron (VA, USA)
Pacifico Anthony: Intel (USA)
Wagner Andrew: PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota (USA)
Walter Randolph: Hydrometer GmbH (Germany)
Yurchenko Konstantin: Plasma Process Engineer, Intel Corporation (USA)

News & Events

We are organizing the 1st Workshop on Nanomaterials for Clean TechnologiesPhotovoltaics 

http://www.compeng.ulster.ac.uk/NAMRIworkshop

We will be at …

2011 Annual Meeting of the electrostatic Society of America 14-16 June 2011, Cleveland-OH (USA) http://www.electrostatics.org/conferences.html
 
D. Mariotti, Invited Speaker:  Lab-on-a-chip European Congress
30 June-1 July 2011(Germany)  http://www.selectbiosciences.com/conferences/LOACEC2011/
 
J. Patel, A. Mathur, D. Mariotti, J. McLaughlin “Environmental friendly approach of synthesising gold nanoparticles within microfluidic channel using micro-plasma system” 18th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes
4-8 July 2011, Nantes (France) http://www.vide.org/cip2011/
 
D. Mariotti, Invited Speaker 30th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases ICPIG Belfast 2011 28 August-2 September 2011, Belfast (UK)
http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/icpig2011/

Research interests & Publications

Selected papers

  • “Perspectives on atmospheric-pressure plasmas for nanofabrication” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 2011 (details) [Invited Perspective Paper]
  •  “Microplasmas for nanomaterials synthesis” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 2010 (PDF) [Invited Review]
  •  “Method to determine argon metastable number density and plasma electron temperature from spectral emission originating from four 4p argon levels” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2006 (PDF)
  • “Experimental study of breakdown voltage and effective secondary electron emission coefficient for a micro-plasma device” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 2004 (PDF)

 

Plasma science & applications

  •  “Experimental study of a planar atmospheric-pressure plasma operating in the microplasma regime” Phys. Rev. E 2009 (PDF)
  • “Nonequilibrium and effect of gas mixtures in an atmospheric microplasma” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008 (PDF)
  • “Gas temperature and electron temperature measurements by emission spectroscopy for an atmospheric microplasma” J. Appl. Phys. 2007 (PDF)
  • “Method to determine argon metastable number density and plasma electron temperature from spectral emission originating from four 4p argon levels” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2006 (PDF)
  • “Analysis of excitation processes and electron temperature changes from spectral data in a dc micro plasma discharge” Plasma Sources Sci. & Technol. 2004 (PDF)
  • “Experimental study of breakdown voltage and effective secondary electron emission coefficient for a micro-plasma device” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 2004 (PDF)
  • “Depth-sensitive analysis of a degraded tin oxide electrode surface in a plasma device application” Thin Solid Films 2001 (PDF)
  •  “Gas recognition using a neural network approach to plasma optical emission spectroscopy” 2000 (PDF)
  •  “A neural network approach to plasma emission interpretation” 1998(details)

 

Nanomaterials synthesis

  • “Perspectives on atmospheric-pressure plasmas for nanofabrication” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 2011 (details)
  •  “Microplasmas for nanomaterials synthesis” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 2010 (PDF)
  • “Microplasma-induced surface engineering of silicon nanocrystals in colloidal dispersion” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2010 (PDF)
  • “The production of self-organized carbon connections between Ag nanoparticles using atmospheric microplasma synthesis” Carbon 2009 (PDF)
  • “Self-organized carbon connections between catalyst particles on a silicon surface exposed to atmospheric-pressure Ar + CH4 microplasmas” Carbon 2009 (PDF)
  • “Atmospheric-microplasma-assisted nanofabrication: metal and metal-oxide nanostructures and nanoarchitectures” IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 2009 (PDF)
  • “Tailoring microplasma nanofabrication: from nanostructures to nanoarchitectures” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 2009 (PDF)
  • “Photosensitive self-assembled nanoarchitectures containing surfactant-free Si nanocrystals produced by laser fragmentation in water” Chem. Phys. Lett. 2009 (PDF)
  • “Ambient-stable blue luminescent silicon nanocrystals prepared by nanosecond-pulsed laser ablation in water” Opt. Express 2009 (PDF)
  • “Plasma-driven self-organization of Ni nanodot arrays on Si(100)” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008 (PDF)
  • “Plasma-controlled metal catalyst saturation and the initial stage of carbon nanostructure array growth” J. Appl. Phys. 2008 (PDF)
  • “Luminescent Colloidal Silicon Nanocrystals Prepared by Nanoseconds Laser Fragmentation and Laser Ablation in Water” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2008 (PDF)
  • “Self-organized nanostructures on atmospheric microplasma exposed surfaces” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2007 (PDF)
  • “Localized deposition of metallic molybdenum particles in ambient air using atmospheric-pressure microplasma” Microprocesses & Nanotechngology 2007 (PDF)
  • “Flow rate effect on the structure and morphology of molybdenum oxide nanoparticles deposited by atmospheric-pressure microplasma processing” Nanotechnology 2006 (PDF)
  • “Reactive evaporation of metal wire and microdeposition of metal oxide using atmospheric pressure reactive microplasma jet” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 2006 (PDF)
  •  “Development of cross-flow micro-nebulizer for atmospheric pressure microplasma deposition and its application to prepare nano-carbon materials from alcohol” Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan 2006 (details)

 

Nanoscale engineering & applications

  • “Photovoltaic Applications of Silicon Nanocrystal Based Nanostructures Induced by Nanosecond Laser Fragmentation in Liquid Media” J. Phys. Chem. C 2011 (details)
  • “A hybrid heterojunction based on fullerenes and surfactant-free, self-assembled, closely packed silicon nanocrystals” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 2010 (PDF)
  • “Monoclinic beta-MoO3 nanosheets produced by atmospheric microplasma: application to lithium-ion batteries” Nanotechnology 2008 (PDF)

 

Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

 
Monday 23rd of February 2015
 

Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

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Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

When & where Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:30 at the Jordanstown campus Lecture Theatre 9F03

NIBEC Lecture Series begins in mid - October

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