New paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on molybdenum oxide / carbon hybrids for energy storage

New paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on molybdenum oxide / carbon hybrids for energy storage. Using atomic layer deposition, our work highlights the importance of nanoscale material engineering to yield an optimized performance of hybrid lithium ion capacitors. This work was in collaboration with the INP Greifswald, which is a sister Leibniz institute.

New paper published in Desalination on CDI with an aqueous/organic bi-electrolyte

New paper published in Desalination moves our concept of concentration-gradient membrane CDI to a new level: by using an organic electrolyte in one compartment of a 3-channel setup, it is possible to operate the electrode in that compartment at an electrode potential much higher than for an aqueous electrolyte. Thereby, a high desalination capacity of more than 60 mg/g NaCl can be achieved at a stable cell voltage of 2.4 V.

Two contributions at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix

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 Mo-MXene for water desalination

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).