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Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.
The team, led by Yury Gogotsi, PhD,Distinguished University and Bach professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, created the new electrode designs from a highly conductive, two-dimensional material called MXene. Their design could make energy storage devices like batteries, viewed as the plodding tanker truck of energy storage technology, just as fast as the speedy supercapacitors that are used to provide energy in a pinch — often as a battery back-up or to provide quick bursts of energy for things like camera flashes. Read the full press release here.
Congratulations to Evelyn Ren, who has successfully defended her PhD thesis today.
Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides
Michael Naguib, Olha Mashtalir, Joshua Carle, Volker Presser, Jun Lu, Lars Hultman, Yury Gogotsi*, and Michel W. Barsoum* ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (2), pp 1322–1331 DOI: 10.1021/nn204153h
Prof. Gogotsi and colleagues attend the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors (ISEECap), July 10-14, 2017 in Jena, Germany.
Prof. Gogotsi presented a Keynote Lecture titled, “Freestanding carbon composite electrodes for electrochemical capacitors.”
M. R. Lukatskaya, S. Kota, Z. Lin, M.-Q. Zhao, N. Shpigel, M. D. Levi, J. Halim, P.-L. Taberna, M. W. Barsoum, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Ultra-high-rate pseudocapacitive energy storage in two-dimensional transition metal carbides, Nature Energy, 2, 17105 (2017)
Our review paper with Beatriz Mendoza is #5 most accessed in Adv. Mater. for the past year:
B. Mendoza-Sánchez, Y. Gogotsi, Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Materials for Capacitive Energy Storage, Advanced Materials, 28, 6104-6135 (2016)
ORAU has awarded competitive research grants totaling $185,000 to 37 junior faculty from its member institutions. The recipients, each of whom is in the first two years of a tenure track position, will receive $5,000 in “seed money” for the 2017-2018 academic year to enhance their research during the early stages of their career.
Of these 37 awardees, 5% are Nanomaterials Group alumni. Congratulations to Prof. Kelsey Hatzell and Prof. Majid Beidaghi!
View the full list here.