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.

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).

New paper published in ChemSusChem on electrospun Nb-Ti-fiber electrodes for battery application

New paper published in ChemSusChem. Our joint work with the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald) demonstrates mixed Ti-Nb metal oxide electrodes for lithium ion application. Using electrospinning, the fiber mats are free of binder, free-standing, and can be directly used as electrodes. Per nanoscale engineering, the fibers also already contained sufficient amounts of conductive carbon within each fiber, so that no additional conductive phase needed to be added.