New paper published in Chemistry of Materials on the use of atomic layer deposition (ALD) to synthesize hybrid electrode materials of tailored mesoporous carbon and vanadium oxide. Using optimized carbon pore structures, pore blocking can be avoided and promising energy storage capacities are enabled for lithium and sodium ion electrolytes.
New paper published in Desalination on the use of a novel multi-channel membrane capacitive deionization unit (using carbon cloth electrodes) for semi-continuous desalination.
Nicolas Jäckel is presenting an invited oral presentation at the 232nd ECS Meeting in National Harbor near Washington D.C. in the USA. His presentation is titled “In situ monitoring of mechanical properties via multi-length scale approach”.
Welcome to our new student intern Jaehoon Choi. Coming from the Korea University of Technology and Education (Koreatech), he is part of the exchange program and is already the fourth student we have in our team.
Volker Presser is giving a 90 min lecture at the Edgar Lüscher Seminar in Dillingen with the title “Carbon nanomaterials”.
Welcome our new EEIGM Master students Sidonie Carpier and Rose Zwingelstein! Both students will be working on electrochemical materials and will be with us for the next half-year.
New paper published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C on ion electrosorption of ionic liquids. Using the synergy of electrochemical dilatometry and electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance methodology, important information can be derived. We found that the charging mechanism at low charge is characterized by the exchange of more smaller ions by fewer larger ions. At higher charges, the system is changing to preferred counterion adsorption, which is resulting in a strong increase in the electrode volume. This work was in collaboration with Bernhard Roling from Philipps-Universität Marburg.
Volker Presser is giving the “Materials in Society’ Lecture” at the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials (DCM) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The title of the oral presentation on September, 6th, is: “Carbon and carbon hybrid materials for electrochemical desalination”.
There are two contributions with our work at this year’s Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry. On August 29th, Juhan Lee is giving an invited oral presentation wiht the title “Redox-enabling nanoporous carbons for high-performance energy storage” and collaborator Bastian Etzold (TU Darmstadt) is giving an oral talk on “Core-shell carbide-derived carbons as platform for high performance electrochemical energy storage and electrocatalysis”.