Cold field emission in microreactors to perform chemical reactions

M. Morassutto, S. Schlautmann, R. M. Tiggelaar, J. G.E. Gardeniers*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

Cold field emission in liquids offers the possibility to partially reduce aromatic hydrocarbons without the addition of electrolytes to the solution. A narrow gap (few microns) between electrodes and the creation of sharp tips or needles on the electrode surface give the possibility to generate high electric fields required to emit electrons from the electrode surface. Microtechnology gives the possibility to fabricate microreactors with the above mentioned characteristics. In this study the reaction performances of two different microreactor types are analyzed for partial reduction of anthracene and naphthalene.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherThe Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1921-1923
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806483
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2015 - Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO), Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 25 Oct 201529 Oct 2015
Conference number: 19
http://www.rsc.org/images/LOC/2015/PDFs/Copyrite.pdf

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2015
Abbreviated titleMicroTas 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period25/10/1529/10/15
Internet address

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Aromatic reduction
  • Cold field emission
  • Polar organic solvents
  • Silicon nanowires

Cite this

Morassutto, M., Schlautmann, S., Tiggelaar, R. M., & Gardeniers, J. G. E. (2015). Cold field emission in microreactors to perform chemical reactions. In MicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 1921-1923). The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.