Materials for the energy transition
The conversion and storage of renewable energies has become a crucial societal challenge for containing climate change. The development of these processes relies on innovative science for the development and shaping of materials to increase their efficiency and enable large-scale deployment of renewable energies. In the Department of Chemistry, several teams are experts in the synthesis of materials for energy, in various forms ranging from nanoparticles to atomically flat thin films.
1. Amorphous carbonaceous Si for Li-ion batteries
2. Mechano-electrochemical coupling in Si anodes for Li-ion batteries
3. Passivation of Li-ion battery anodes by MOF layers
4. Transition metal oxide thin films for water decomposition
5. Nanocrystals and plasmonic oxide thin films for infrared solar control
6. New thin-film phases for electrocatalysis