Research Area A
Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
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O2 Sensor System
The focus of my research project is to develop an innovative optical sensing system for materials, enabling them to become self-aware of their energy status. Therefore, water-soluble Anthracene Endoperoxide molecules are incorporated into the material. Such molecules have the ability to bind or release oxygen. By integrating a sensing system, the binding and release process is controlled to allow effective monitoring of the energy status.
The self-aware energy storage system empowers materials to make informed decisions based on their energy availability, triggering state changes or property adaptations accordingly. By building a network of such sensor units, the system acts as a communication network and aims to create an innovative and self-aware oxygen energy storage system with wide-ranging applications in materials science. This project aims to develop a novel approach to energy storage that opens up new possibilities for adaptive and responsive material systems.
Dr.-Ing. Laura Maria Comella