Colloidal Chemistry

Research

The research work in Colloid Chemistry Group mainly focuses on the design and fabrication of functional hybrid materials based on colloidal particles with versatile applications, such as energy storage materials, catalysts, optics, and gas sensors. Special efforts have been made on the preparation of functional hybrid materials for energy storage and conversion. Our research interests lie in:

  • Carbon based colloidal hybrid materials with defined porous structures for energy storage systems, such as Li-S batteries and supercapacitors.
  • Metal oxide nanoparticles (TiOx, FeOx, CuxO, SnO2, etc.) with defined shape via colloidal chemistry method as energy storage and conversion materials or gas sensors.
  • Plasmonic metal nanoparticle (Au, Ag, etc.) based hybrid materials with controlled shape via wet chemistry method for optical applications.

We expect that the full knowledge of controlled synthesis of colloidal particles will be benefit for our users. Moreover, cooperation with research groups in the field of energy storage materials, plasmonics, sensors, and catalysis within and outside HZB will help us not only expand the application spectrum of composite particles but also deep understand of fundamentals behind.