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.
I gratefully acknowledge that today, my google scholar h-index reached a new, round number: 60! This is a great achievement and testament the hard work of our team and to our many collaborators!
New paper published in ChemSusChem on the use of carbide-derived oxide for high performance lithium-ion battery application. The mechanochemical synthesis of the carbide is of particular interest because of potentially environmentally friendly processing route. This work was done in collaboration with Lars Borchardt (RUB).
New paper published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A on the use of antimony for water desalination. This may sound, at first, like a contradiction when considering that Sb is not stable in water; yet, the use of a ceramic membrane and an organic electrolyte environment engulfing the antimony electrode allows the stable and high-performance removal of sodium via the antimony – sodium – alloying reaction.
New paper published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A on the use of metal sulfide / graphene electrodes for use in ionic liquid supercapacitors. This work was done in collaboration with colleagues from the Czech Republic (among others: Palacky University and University of Pardubice) and spearheaded by Aristides Bakandritsos and his Ph.D. student Smita V. Talande. We are grateful to be featured on the back cover.
New paper published in Carbon on the effect of pore geometry on hydrogen storage. This work was done in collaboration with several groups from UK, France, and Singapore and lead by the team from University of Bristol (Velaska Ting).
New paper published in Nature Communications on the ion transport in carbon nanopores. The charge storage kinetics (and discharge process) of ionic liquid supercapacitors can significantly be enhanced when employing non-conventional charge/discharge profiles – and: slower is faster! This work was done in collaboration with colleagues from Stuttgart (both MPI for Intelligent Systems and University of Stuttgart), Slavko Kondrat (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Poland), and Layla Mehdi (University of Liverpool, UK).
New paper published in Energy Technology on the benefits (and design considerations) of carbon onion / lithium titanate hybrid electrodes for advanced lithium-ion battery applications.