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.
Reversal film is a type of film that produces a positive image on a transparent celluloid base. Given its low processing cost, during the last four decades of the 20th century, reversal films have been very popular in many parts of the world, being used for both educational and recreative purposes. The Romanian Animafilm studios published throughout the decades an impressive collection of such films on various subjects, mostly animated stories, but also with historical or educational topics, and many of them are archived in many educational and cultural institutions. They are today a part of the 20th century legacy, in the same time containing images of sights, monuments, panoramas that can no longer be seen in the real world, and their reversal film images are sometimes the only thing preserving their heritage.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS
Dust in fusion devices is still an open issue from the point of view of plasma operations and safety and due to its high fuel retention capability and mobility.
Thus, dust behaviour in such environments needs to be understood.
The analysis of this behaviour is both theoretical, focused on dust mobilization conditions, and experimental, aiming at mimicking these conditions.
New metallic materials or composites are studied and developed.
A unique combination of melting furnaces and metal working facilities (rolling, forging, drawing) allows laboratory-sized or small-sized production for subsequent testing or use in special application.
Numerous materials have been produced and characterised, among which titanium alloys, copper based foams, aluminium based composites, shape memory alloys, refractory alloys, precious metals, and biodegradable metals.
The activity is focused on the interfacial properties of complex systems in presence of surfactants and solid micro-nanoparticles.