3D POROUS Cu–Zn ALLOYS AS ALTERNATIVE ANODE MATERIALS FOR LI-ION BATTERIES WITH SUPERIOR LOW T PERFORMANCE
A joint team between ICMATE CNR Padova and Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage has developed a novel class of lithium-ion battery (LIB) anodes based on Zn-rich porous CuxZn1-x intermetallic compounds. The carbon- and binder-free electrodes produced by a cheap and scalable electrodeposition procedure in aqueous media exhibit an extraordinary lithium storage capability at low temperature. These findings pave the way for more efficient, safer and faster charging of LIB-powered vehicles in regions with cold climates.
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69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Bologna, 2-7 September 2018
Organized by a committee chaired by doctor Marco Musiani, ICMATE CNR, and professor Francesco Paolucci, Bologna University and ICMATE associate, the 69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) has taken place in Bologna, on 2-7 September 2018. The participation of 2033 delegates, from 55 countries, has been the largest in the ISE history.
1st International Conference on Nanofluids (ICNf) and the 2nd European Symposium on Nanofluids (ESNf)
24th – 26th June 2019, Castellon (Spain)
These are a series of international conferences under the auspices of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action - NANOUPTAKE (CA15119, www.nanouptake.eu). Focuses of ICNf 2019 include production and characterization of nanofluids and liquid-based nanocomposites, nanofluid-based heat transfer and storage of thermal energy, as well as industrial applications.
Simona Barison, ICMATE CNR, is a member of the Scientific Committee and will be glad to provide information on the Conference.
Peru has a significant number of constructions of high historical and cultural value distributed along the country. Among these archaeological remains of great significance, there are multiple ‘Huacas’, which are pyramidal earthen constructions often built for sacred or religious purposes. Some of the many existing huacas have been damaged due to exposure to severe natural and anthropogenic hazards.
The selection of the best preservation or intervention strategies of these archaeological earthen constructions is a very challenging process that is often hampered due to the difficulty to define in-situ conditions.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS
Process optimization is necessary for the design and development of materials with new performances and high functionality, able to operate under aggressive conditions such as those of the waste energy plants, the systems for solar cells, the fossil fuel systems or the innovative nuclear systems (subcritical reactors, Generation IV reactors).
The research activity concerns the development and application of optical/spectroscopic techniques for chemical and morphological characterization of nanoparticles in aerosols.
The following techniques are currently used:
- Laser-Induced Incandescence (LII)
- Laser-Induced Breakdown Spettroscopy (LIBS)
- Study of environmental phenomena through radiochemical approach
- Studies of natural and artificial radionuclides mobility in the environment for their potential danger for man health or environment
- Development of radioanalytical methodologies and monitoring technologies