New paper published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Energineering on the use of iodide redox electrolytes for high performance electrochemical desalination. Our work explores the use of ceramic cation exchange membranes to overcome the limited permselectivity of polymeric membranes.
New paper published in ACS Applied Energy Materials on the interlayer deprotonation of proton-substituted sodium titanate.
New paper published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A on the use of sodium vanadyl phosphate as electrode material for sodium ion removal via electrochemical desalination.
New a paper published in Langmuir on the ability to track solvation / desolvation or other constitutional changes with eQCM for carbon or insertion/intercalation materials. This work was in collaboration with Guang Feng (Huazhong University of Science and Technology) and Christian Prehal (Graz University of Technology).
New paper published in ACS Applied Energy Materials on the facile use of free-standing and binder-free hybrid fiber mats composed of vanadium oxide and carbon. The obained electrodes show promising performance for lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery applications.
New paper published in Chemistry – A European Journal on promising strategies to hybridize electrically conductive nanocarbon and metal oxides with high ion intercalation capacity.
New paper published in ChemSusChem shows the high desalination performance that can be achieved with the use of lignin-derived activated carbon. Considering the low cost and high availability of lignin, lignin-derived activated carbons are very attractive electrode materials. Our work show the importance to carefully balance the potential and charge of a desalination cell and to carefully consider the intrinsic chemical charge. Only by doing so, we were able to capitalize on the beneficial properties of lignin-derived activated carbon; a “conventional” symmetric cell yielded only a very poor performance instead.
New paper published in ChemSusChem on the use of ion-specific insertion potentials to switch the ion-uptake preference of titanium disulfide. Our proof of concept work exemplifies the switchable preference of titanium disulfide to uptake either Cs or Mg. We expect our concept to be adaptable to many other ionic systems and other electrode materials