There are two contributions with our work at this year’s Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry. On August 29th, Juhan Lee is giving an invited oral presentation wiht the title “Redox-enabling nanoporous carbons for high-performance energy storage” and collaborator Bastian Etzold (TU Darmstadt) is giving an oral talk on “Core-shell carbide-derived carbons as platform for high performance electrochemical energy storage and electrocatalysis”.

Benjamin Krüner is presenting work at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC, USA. His oral presentation has the title “Sub-micrometer novolac-derived carbon beads as electrodes for supercapacitors, redox electrolyte hybrids, and Li-S batteries.”.

Collaborator Christian Kozwara presents joint work at the Joint Annual Meeting of Swiss and Austrian Physical Society (SPS/ÖPG) meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. His presentation is entitled “Electrode swelling during ion electrosorption in carbon based supercapacitors”.

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.

Simon Fleischmann is presenting work at the International Nanoscience Student Conference (INASCON) in Bristol, UK. His oral presentation is entitled “Hybridization of carbon/metal oxides for electrochemical energy storage”.

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 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 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.