New review article “Functional gel-based electrochemical energy storage” published Chemistry of Materials. This paper reviews the research field of gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs), which combine the ionic conductivity of liquid electrolytes with the mechanical stability of solid materials. GPEs are versatile materials in various electrochemical applications, including sensors, actuators, and energy storage devices. These quasi-solid materials can withstand significant mechanical stress, making them attractive for flexible and wearable electronics. This collaborative work was done by Jean Gustavo De Andrade Ruthes, Stefanie Arnold, Kaitlyn Prenger, Ana C. Jaski, Vanessa Klobukoski, and Izabel C. Riegel-Vidotti.

Panyu Ren present a poster with the titlte “Carbon additives: friend or foe of capacitive deionization with activated carbon?” at the ISE topical meeting in Stresa, Italy.

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