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Poster prize winners at SPACECS, Brazil

The São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Electrochemistry, Energy Conversion and Storage took place between 7th-14th December last year at the Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo. A special edition of the institute’s annual School of Electrochemistry, this eight day course combined intensive theoretical and lab-based electrochemistry workshops with conferences on lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, fuel cells and electrochemical capacitors.

The school was attended by particpants from all over the world, and invited speakers included Edson Ticianelli (IQSC-USP), Bryan McCloskey (IBM Research), Jean-Marie Tarascon (University of Picardie), Peter Hall (University of Sheffield) and Phil Bartlett  (University of Southampton).

Congratulations to Angel Topalov and Leonardo Vieira da Silva, who were awarded Energy and Environmental Science poster prizes at the student poster session! 

Angel Toparov with invited speaker Prof. Bartlett

Leonardo Vieira da Silva with Prof. Bartlett













Readers with an interest in electrochemistry might want to take a look at these Energy and Environmental Science articles…

Electrical energy storage for transportation—approaching the limits of, and going beyond, lithium-ion batteries
Michael M. Thackeray, Christopher Wolverton and Eric D. Isaacs 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7854-7863 DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21892E

Electrochemical energy storage in a sustainable modern society
John B. Goodenough  
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 14-18 DOI: 10.1039/C3EE42613K

Heterogeneous nanocarbon materials for oxygen reduction reaction
Da-Wei Wang and Dangsheng Su
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 576-591 DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43463J

Human hair-derived carbon flakes for electrochemical supercapacitors
Wenjing Qian, Fengxia Sun, Yanhui Xu, Lihua Qiu, Changhai Liu, Suidong Wang and Feng Yan  
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 379-386 DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43111H

… and the following web collection

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Faraday Discussion 176: Next-Generation Materials for Energy Chemistry – Oral abstract deadline 3rd February!

The deadline for submitting oral abstracts for Next Generation Materials for Energy Chemistry – Faraday Discussion 176 is approaching fast! Taking place in Xiamen, China from 27-29th October 2014, the meeting will include the following topics:

  • Optimized design of energy materials using system integration from atomic, molecular, nano to meso scale
  • Design of material systems to optimize the energy enrichment of renewable sources
  • How interfacial chemistry takes place in energy-related processes
  • New materials and innovations for energy applications

Submit your abstract by 3rd February 2014 for the opportunity to take an active part in the first Faraday Discussion meeting to take place in Asia, and to present your work alongside a host of distinguished speakers.

To mark this meeting, we have made the following articles free to access* for a limited period. These are some of the articles relating to next-generation energy materials that have recently been published in Energy & Environmental Science and Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

Recent advances in solution-processed interfacial materials for efficient and stable polymer solar cells
Hin-Lap Yip and Alex K.-Y. Jen
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE02806A

Chemical transformations of nanomaterials for energy applications
M. Fayette and R. D. Robinson
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA13982D

Liquid-phase chemical hydrogen storage materials
Mahendra Yadav and Qiang Xu
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22937D

3D carbon based nanostructures for advanced supercapacitors
Hao Jiang, Pooi See Lee and Chunzhong Li
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23284G

Ti-based compounds as anode materials for Li-based batteries
Guan-Nan Zhu, Yong-Gang Wang and Yong-Yao Xia
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03410G

Graphene quantum dots: an emerging material for energy-related applications and beyond
Zhipan Zhang, Jing Zhang, Nan Chen and Liangti Qu
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22982J

Conjugated donor–acceptor (D–A) copolymers in inverted organic solar cells – a combined experimental and modelling study
Venla Manninen, Mika Niskanen, Terttu I. Hukka, Felix Pasker, Simon Claus, Sigurd Höger, Jinseok Baek, Tomokazu Umeyama, Hiroshi Imahori and Helge Lemmetyinen
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA10686A

We hope you enjoy the free content and that you can make it to Next Generation Materials for Energy Chemistry – Faraday Discussion 176!

*Free access to individuals is provided through a RSC Publishing personal account. Registration is quick, free and simple.


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