New article published in Chemistry – A European Journal on the synthesis and application of gyroidal titania/carbon hybrid electrodes for lithium-ion anodes with high areal an volumetric capacity.
This year, we have to oral presentations at the Annual Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in Phoenix, USA. Simon Fleischmann gives a talk entitled “Tailored Mesoporous Carbon/Vanadium Pentoxide Hybrid Materials for Pseudocapacitive Lithium and Sodium Intercalation” on April 3rd. This work was in collaboration with Lars Borchardt (TU Dresden). Aura Tolosa gives a talk entitled “Hybrid titanium-niobium oxide/carbon electrospun nanofibers as lithium-ion battery electrodes” on April 6th.
New paper published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering on the use of molybdenum carbide MXene with divacancy ordering for the effective desalination of brackish water and sea water. This work also provides the first chemical online monitoring evidence of anion intercalation in MXene and extends the use of 2D intercalation materials for the desalination of brackish water to seawater concentrations. The material synthesis was developed and carried out by our research collaborators at Linköping University, Sweden (Johanna Rosen).
New paper published in ChemSusChem. Our joint work with the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald) demonstrates mixed Ti-Nb metal oxide electrodes for lithium ion application. Using electrospinning, the fiber mats are free of binder, free-standing, and can be directly used as electrodes. Per nanoscale engineering, the fibers also already contained sufficient amounts of conductive carbon within each fiber, so that no additional conductive phase needed to be added.
New paper published in ChemSusChem on a new multi-channel system to significantly boost the desalination capacity for capacitive deionization.
New paper published in Chemistry of Materials on the use of titanium disulfide as sodium intercalation material in aqueous media. In our quest to establish ion intercalation materials for water desalination, we demonstrate titanium disulfide as a battery-like electrode material highly suited to remove sodium ions from saline solutions. Pairing with nanoporous carbon to accomplish chlorine removal, no ion exchange membrane is needed in this hybrid Faradaic desalination concept.