New paper on in situ multilength characterization of lithium ion battery composite electrodes published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

New paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on in situ electrochemistry. Using electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance methodology, we can discern different mechanical responses of binder materials, such as polyvinyldifluoride or sodium carboxymethyl cellulose. This work was in collaboration with the Aurbach Group at Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Collaborator Christian Prehal presents joint work at the IMRC in Cancun

Christian Prehal from the Institute of Physics at Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria) is presenting joint work on in situ tracking of ion electrosorption in nanoporous carbon at the XXVI International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) in Cancun, Mexico. The invited lecture is entitled “Structure and kinetics of ions in nanoporous carbon supercapacitors studied by in situ X-ray scattering and atomistic modelling”.

New paper published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels on nanoporous carbon beads for supercapacitor electrodes

New paper published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels on the use of the microjet reactor for the synthesis of CDC beads. CDC (carbide derived carbon) was obtained from polymer derived ceramic beads. By adjusting the vinyl / phenyl ratio, the pore size structure was modified. Nanoporous CDC beads showed a high suitability for use as supercapacitor electrodes. This work was in collaboration with Guido Kickelbick (inorganic solid-state chemistry, Saarland University).

New paper published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A on use of MoS2 for high performance electrochemical desalination

New paper published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A on the use of molbdenum disulfide / carbon nanotube electrodes for Faradaic deionization. Our work establishes membrane-free electrochemical desalination with a symmetric cell design that allows energy efficient deionization of saline media of low (5 mM) or high (500 mM) NaCl concentration.

New paper published in Electrochimica Acta on component distribution in lithium titanate / carbon electrodes

New paper published in Electrochimica Acta on the influence of carbon distribution on the electrochemical performance and stability of lithium titanate / carbon electrodes. The carbon distribution is essential to ensure electric conduits throughout the electrode and lack thereof may severely degrade the electrochemical performance stability (not just energy density and power handling).

Simon Fleischmann and Marco Zeiger giving presentations at the CARBON 2017 conference in Australia

Simon Fleischmann and Marco Zeiger are participating at this years installment of the CARBON conference in Melbournce, Australia. Both our PhD students received also a travel fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Organization (DAAD) to cover the conference trip costs. On July 26th, Marco Zeiger is giving a talk called “Designing the carbon/vanadia interface for hybrid electrochemical energy storage” and Simon Fleischmann gives an oral presentation with the title “Carbon onions as substrate/conductive additive for asymmetric vanadia supercapacitor anodes”.

New paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on in situ tracking carbon nanopore expansion

New paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on the complementary use of in situ small angle X-ray scattering and electrochemical dilatometry to track the expansion of nanoporous carbon based on hierarchic pore architectures. Our data underline the importance of micropores for the volume changes occuring during electrochemical cycling. This work was in collaboration with Montanuniversität Leoben (Oskar Paris) and Universität Salzburg (Nicola Hüsing).

Several contributions of our team at the ISEEcap’17 in Jena

Our team has several contributions to the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors (ISEEcap’17) in Jena.

  • Collaborator Bastian Etzold (TU Darmstadt) is presenting on July, 11th, at 10:00 AM the following talk: “Core-shell carbide-derived carbons as platform for high-performance electrochemical energy storage and electrocatalysis”
  • Volker Presser is presenting on July, 11th, at 10:40 AM the following talk: “Redox-enabling nanoporous carbons for high-performance energy storage”
  • Nicolas Jäckel is presenting on July, 12th, at 3:45 PM the following talk: “Electrochemical in-situ tracking of volumetric changes in two-dimensional metal carbides (MXenes) in ionic liquids”
  • Collaborator Christian Koczwara (Montanuniversität Leoben) is presenting on July, 13th, at 12:10 AM the following talk: “In-situ small angle X-ray scattering as a novel tool to study ion electrosorption in supercapacitor electrodes”