Electrochemical Materials and Interfaces news

July 1, 2021
Water splitting with electricity is a key technology for renewable energy storage. When a voltage is applied to two electrodes immersed in water, the water splits into oxygen and hydrogen gas. This process is called electrolysis. The hydrogen gas can be captured and stored. It can be used in fuel cells, or for the production of sustainable chemicals.
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March 9, 2021
Bart van den Boorn has started as research assistant to carry out a sensitivity analysis of our modeling code. Welcome!
March 9, 2021
Varun Anirudhan has joined our group for his Master thesis on state-space modeling – welcome!”
December 7, 2020
Improving the efficiency of photoelectrochemical cells requires detailed understanding of all that is going on at the electrode surface. In an ACS Catalysis paper, the Bieberle group shows how a novel modeling approach not only explains what is happening, it can also guide selection of better performing materials.
October 29, 2020
Congratulations to Qiuhua Liang for receiving the ACOS Poster price 2020 on her contribution "Monolayer Nitrides Doped with Transition Metals as Efficient Catalysts for Water Oxidation: the Singular Role of Nickel" (Liang, Q.;  Brocks, G.;  Zhang, X.; Bieberle-Hütter, A.,). This work is carried out in the frame of CCER collaboration between the EMI group and Prof. Geert Brocks.
October 22, 2020
Congratulations to Kiran for the successful defense of his PhD thesis "Modeling water oxidation at photoanodes: A multiscale approach"
March 13, 2020
A fresh look at photoelectrochemical cells may boost these devices' ability to convert sunlight into the clean energy carrier hydrogen. Researchers from DIFFER, Delft University of Technology and Twente University used carefully structured and measured photoelectrochemical cells in combination with software developed for urban design to explain why such cells only reach a fraction of their theoretical performance. It turns out that extending pillars on the cell surface can shadow each other, like skyscrapers in a busy city centre. The team published their research and a new design which may improve performance in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.
January 15, 2020
Our paper "From Geometry to Activity: A Quantitative Analysis of WO3/Si Micropillar Arrays for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting" is accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations to Yihui! Authors: Yihui Zhao (DIFFER), Pieter Westerik (TU Twente), Rudi Santbergen (TU Delft), Erwin Zoethout (DIFFER), Han Gardeniers (TU Twente), Anja Bieberle-Hütter (DIFFER)