Several contributions at the ISE conference in Bologna

There are several contributions of our team at the 69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) in Bologna, Italy. On September 6th, Simon Fleischmann will give an oral presentation entitled “Asymmetric hybrid supercapacitors using molybdenum oxide / carbon nanotube hybrid anodes”, Volker Presser will give a keynote presentation entitled “Water desalination with ion intercalation electrode materials”, and Juhan Lee will give an oral presentation entitled “Faradaic desalination with carbon/metal oxide nanohybrid electrodes”. There will also be two poster presentations: on September 4th, Juhan Lee will present a poster entitled “Potential-dependent, switchable ion selectivity in aqueous media using titanium disulfide”, and on September 5th, Pattarachai Srimuk will present a poster entitled “Potential-dependent, switchable ion selectivity in aqueous media using titanium disulfide”.

Simon Fleischmann and Jaehoon Choi present work at INASCON in Trondheim

The  International Nanoscience Student Conference (INASCON) is taking place this year in Trondheim, Norway. On August 8th, Simon Fleischmann gives an oral presentation entitled “Design of carbon/metal oxide hybrids for electrochemical energy storage”. On August 9th, Jaehoon Choi gives an oral presentation entitled “Synthesis and characterization of a nanostructured lamellar vanadium disulfide / carbon hybrid material”.

New paper published in ChemSusChem on lignin-derived carbon for water desalination

New paper published in ChemSusChem shows the high desalination performance that can be achieved with the use of lignin-derived activated carbon. Considering the low cost and high availability of lignin, lignin-derived activated carbons are very attractive electrode materials. Our work show the importance to carefully balance the potential and charge of a desalination cell and to carefully consider the intrinsic chemical charge. Only by doing so, we were able to capitalize on the beneficial properties of lignin-derived activated carbon; a “conventional” symmetric cell yielded only a very poor performance instead.