It is critical to understand how electrochemical materials change, transform, and degrade within devices to enable the development of next-generation energy storage and conversion systems. In my research group, multi-scale in situ techniques are used to reveal reaction mechanisms and interfacial transformations in materials for batteries and catalysis. In this talk, I will present our recent work on understanding and controlling transformations at interfaces between solid-state electrolytes and electrode materials within solid-state batteries, and how these interfacial transformations... Read more
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Esther Alarcon Llado
Nanostructured metals and semiconductors are promising building blocks for next generation solar energy conversion devices at low cost. From the optical perspective, nanostructure (NS) ensembles constitute a new class of metamaterial, where the optical properties of the ensemble are tuned by the individual NS type, geometry and collective arrangement. In the case of solar energy conversion into fuels, nanostructured or layered metal and metal oxide co-catalysts display performances that are morphology and size dependent.
The intriguing prospects of molecular electronics, nanotechnology, biomaterials, and the aim to close the gap between synthetic and biological molecular systems are important ingredients to study the cooperative action of molecules in the self-assembly towards functional supramolecular materials and systems. The design and synthesis of well-defined supramolecular architectures require a balanced choice between covalent synthesis and the self-assembly of the fragments prepared.
Friday 21 June the second Netherlands conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) will be organized by the ECCM advisory committee, appointed by the Dutch government. The ECCM committee is proud to announce the keynote speakers and invites experts from academia, industry, applied research organisations, government and NGO’s to submit abstracts to contribute to the three thematic parallel sessions of the conference.