New paper published in Chemistry of Materials

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.

Several contributions at the 2017 PhD student symposium of Saarland University

Like all years before, our team is again making a major contribution to the PhD student poster symposium of Saarland University. The event is being held in the Aula from 2-4 PM.

  • Simon Fleischmann: Carbon onion / metal oxide: hybridization or nanocomposite? What system can deliver a better performance for electrochemical energy storage?
  • Nicolas Jäckel: Performance evaluation of conductive additives for supercapacitor electrodes
  • Benjamin Krüner: Novolac‐derived carbon beads for LiS‐batteries, supercapacitors, and capacitive deionization
  • Juhan Lee: Redox electrolytes for high performance electrochemical energy storage
  • Hwirim Shim: Lithium titanium oxide/carbon onion hybrid as an anode material for lithium ion batteries
  • Aura Tolosa: Continuous hybrid fibers: highways for rapid electron transport in battery electrodes

New paper published in Chemistry of Materials on tailored carbons as substrate for metal oxides

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.