New paper published on redox-responsive 2-aminoanthraquinone core-shell particles in ACS Applied Polymer Materials

New paper published in ACS Applied Polymer Materials on the use of redox-responsive 2-aminoanthraquinone core-shell particles for structural colors and carbon capture. This work was done in collaboration with the group of Markus Gallei (Saarland University), Karin Jacobs (Saarland University), and T. Alan Hatton (MIT).

New mini review published on three generations of electrochemical desalination in Current Opinion in Electrochemistry

New paper published in Current Opinion in Electrochemistry on three generations of electrochemical desalination. Starting with capacitive deionization with carbon in the 1960s to desalination batteries in the 2010 to now including electrocatalytical processes, the field of electrochemical desalination has become truly diverse.

New paper published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels on lithium recovery with carbon coated LFP

New paper published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels on the degradation processes of lithium iron phosphate during electrochemical lithium recovery. Removal of dissolved oxygen suppresses the degradation but also coating of LFP with a thin layer of carbon. This work was done in collaboration with the group of Guido Kickelbick at Saarland University.

New paper published on MXene dry wear application in ACS Nano

New paper published in ACS Nano on the significantly reduced wear on a metal surface after electro-spray coating with MXene. The work was spearheaded by colleages from Austria (TU Vienna) and Saarland University (MECS), and capitalized on the synergy of collaboration between Austria, Chile, China, Germany, and the United States of America. Our work also was featured in the news, for example:

https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/2d-nanomaterial-mxene-der-perfekte-schmierstoff

https://cen.acs.org/materials/2-d-materials/MXenes-make-durable-solid-lubricants/99/web/2021/04

https://www.derstandard.at/consent/tcf/story/2000125999939/neues-2d-wundermaterial-ist-der-perfekte-schmierstoff

New paper published on electrocatalytic fuel cell desalination in Cell Reports Physical Science

New paper published in Cell Reports Physical Science on the use of a conventional fuel cell concept, enhanced by an additional flow channel, for the facile and continuous desalination of seawater. The device consumes oxygen and hydrogen gas and produced electricity, desalted water, and an acid/base couple which conveniently can be used to generate heat.

New paper published in Chemical Engineering Journal on ion selectivity of sub-1-nm carbon pores

New paper published in Chemical Engineering Journal on the correlation of ion size / hydrated ion / pore size of sub-1-nm carbon pores. The work was done in collaboration with the team of Guang Feng (HUST, China). The work demonstrates how ion selectivity in mixed ionic systems cannot reliably be predicted by single-salt baseline testing. Also, we demonstrate the importance of durability testing since effects such as ion sieving may very well vary and change over time.