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Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

41 rue du Brill

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Brief presentation of the institution

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) active in the fields of materials, environment, and IT (€ 64 million; 630 employees, 300 research projects). It was created in January 2015 from the mutual desire of the public research centres Gabriel Lippmann and Henri Tudor, both key players in research and innovation in Luxembourg, to join forces and to focus their efforts on targeted research topics with the aim to facilitate companies’ access to public research and to enhance the international visibility of the Luxembourg research and so to so a fresh momentum to the research potential in the country.

LIST’s mission is to contribute to the development of Luxembourg economy and society by conducting interdisciplinary impact-driven research in targeted research areas.

LIST is working across the entire innovation chain:

           Fundamental and applied scientific research, knowledge and competences development,

           Experimental development, incubation and transfer of new technologies, competences, products, and services,

           Scientific policy support to the Luxembourg government, businesses and society in general,

           Doctoral and post-doctoral training, in partnership with universities.

LIST is formed by three departments:

           The “Environmental Research & Innovation” (ERIN) department develops strategies, technologies and tools to better monitor, assess, use and safeguard natural and renewable resources. Its research topics are water security and safety, plants for biomass, biopolymers and bioenergy, life cycle sustainability and risk assessment, and e-Science for environmental and biological applications.

           The “IT for Innovative Services” (ITIS) department develops innovative IT services within an open innovation process integrating all stakeholders concerned. Its research focuses on “big data” operational issues for decision-making, use of information systems in measuring and controlling the quality of services, and tools for innovation processes in IT services.

           The “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department focuses its activities on advanced materials and nanotechnologies.

The Plasma-Liquid activities in the LIST will progress within the responsibility of the Nanomaterials Unit of LIST. Understanding of plasma-liquid-nanoparticles interaction for medical and cosmetic applications is one of the strategic objectives of the Nanomaterials Unit.


Main Plasma with liquids related topics

- Elementary chemical and physical phenomena induced by non-equilibrium plasma of electrical microdischarges touching liquid (physiological liquids) and in gas-liquid environments (discharge plasma diagnostics, analyses of chemical products of plasma in liquid and gaseous phase, aqueous-phase chemistry of water treated by electrical microdischarge plasma)

- Development of chemical analysis protocols and methods to accurately measure reactive species in liquids and to assess the chemical modification of nano(bio)objects present in liquids treated by plasma

 - Chemical and biological effects of electrical microdischarge plasma touching physiological liquids and their potential biological, cosmetic and medical applications (Inactivation of microorganisms in water, curing of cancer, skin disease and other diseases, etc.)


Main Plasma with liquids related research techniques and equipment

Lab-scale pulse power generators for generation of electrical discharges touching liquids:
- monopolar and bipolar (from 200ns) pulse high-voltage generators with all solid-state switches (MOSFET) (± 10kV, 1Hz-200kHz, max power: 560W)

Physical diagnostics of discharge plasma:
- high-voltage measurement and fast time resolved systems for data acquisition and processing
- Time resolved (ns) optical emission spectroscopy

- FTIR gaz


Instrumentation for chemical analysis in liquid and gaseous mixtures:




GC-MS (Single-Quadrupole)

- GC-MS/MS (Triple-Quadrupole)

- LC-MS/MS (Triple-quadrupole)

- LC-MS/MS (Q-Trap)

- LC-HRMS (LTQ-Orbitrap)

- 3 x Ion-Exchange Chromatography (w/ Conductivity and Electrochemical detectors)

- Preparative HPLC (Diode-array detection)

- UPLC (Diode-array and Fluorescnce detections)

– scanning UV/Vis spectrophotometry of aqueous analytes

- LC-ESI/MS(/MS) or (Orbitrap)

- LC-MALDI/MS(/MS) or (Orbitrap)

- Raman spectroscopy

- Electrochemistry with microelectrodes

-Instrumentation for biological analysis in aqueous solutions:

Besides laboratory infrastructures in biochemistry, isotope hydrology, microscopy, microbiology, toxicology, as well as for the culture and maintenance of living organisms (cell culture models, viruses, bacteria, fungi, in vitro plants, insects), we host two technology platforms

  • The Analytical Chemistry Platform allows the identification and quantification of a wide array of inorganic and organic chemical substances (metabolites, biopolymers, major to trace elements, xenobiotics, ...) in various environmental and biological matrices.
  • The Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics Analysis Platform offers technologies to fully characterize the molecular profiles of biological samples (with a specialization in plants), including genetic sequencing and genotyping, gene expression, different protein expression analysis approaches, as well as cellular metabolite fingerprinting.

-Instrumentation for nanoparticles synthesis and characterization:

  • CleanRoom Class 100 and Class 10
  • Up-scalable processing technologies:
    Synthesis of Nano-structures, Nano-particles & Organic Chemistry:
    Microwave and Colloidal Synthesis, ultrasonic processor, size exclusion chromatography, Reaction station for synthetic chemistry, Rotary evaporator, Automated flash chromatography
  • Dynamic light scattering (DLS)

Brief information on available facilities related to Plasma with liquids


Various discharge reactors for generation of plasma in interaction with liquid :
- nanosecond pulsed DC DBD microplasma

- Microwave pulsed jet

- Full control of gas environment

- XYZ robot for reproducible measurement

Willingness to accept/host visiting researchers

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