New paper published in ChemSusChem on the use of ion-specific insertion potentials to switch the ion-uptake preference of titanium disulfide. Our proof of concept work exemplifies the switchable preference of titanium disulfide to uptake either Cs or Mg. We expect our concept to be adaptable to many other ionic systems and other electrode materials
Nicolas Jäckel has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Structure and properties of supercapacitor and lithium-ion battery electrodes: The role of material, electrolyte, binder, and additives”.
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.
Welcome new group members Marc Schmidt, Maike Ulbricht, and Yuan Zhang! Ms. Ulbricht and Mr. Schmidt are our new student interns from Saarland University. Ms. Zhang starts as a PhD student working on Faradaic materials and has a master’s degree from Ulm University.
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.
New article published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A on the use of optimized anatase titanium dioxide / carbon onion hybrid electrodes for lithium-ion batteries with enhanced charge storage performance.
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.