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 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 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).

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”

Juhan Lee and Pattarachai Srimuk (Bank) are presenting works at the 2017 International Conference on Capacitive Deionization, Electrosorption & Electrodialysis in Seoul, Korea. On July 6th, Juhan is giving a talk entitled “Pseudocapacitive desalination of high concentrated saline water via vanadium pentoxide decorated multiwall carbon nanotubes”, and on the same day, Bank is speaking about “Desalination via ion intercalation of MXene”.

New paper published in Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry on the mechanochemistry-assisted synthesis of nanoporous carbons for use in carbon supercapacitors. The paper is the latest outcome of our collaboration with the junior investigator team of Lars Borchardt at TU Dresden.

Welcome visiting PhD student Rafael Linzmeyer Zornitta! Our guest scientist is visiting from the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, more precisley, from the Laboratory of Environmental Technologies. He will be working with us in the coming year on capactive deionization.

Volker Presser was selected to give the Materials Today ‘Materials in Society’ Lecture at the 28th International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials (DCM’2017)  in Gothenberg, Sweden. Click here for the coverage of the Materials Today Webfeature online.