Monthly archives: December, 2016

New paper on multivalent hybrid supercapacitors

Sam spearheaded a new article in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces on the design of hybrid energy storage devices combining a multivalent metal, such as Mg or Zn, and a carbon electrode, in a multivalent electrolyte. The resulting rocking-chair supercapacitor overcomes some of the issues with energy density of conventional supercapacitors, which operate through the depletion of the electrolyte salt. Nice job, Sam!


Article selected as ACS Editor’s Choice

A new article by Chunjoong and Young-Sang, Cabana group Alumni, has been selected as Editor’s Choice by the The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The article employs optical and X-ray microscopy to visualize the propagation of electrochemically-reacted domains in a battery electrode without any conductive additives.  Additive-free electrodes present opportunities to increase the energy density of a battery, as well as constitute valuable model systems to increase our understanding of the kinetics of electrochemical reactions in solids.  Under ACS Editors’ Choice, the article is sponsored for immediate, free open access by ACS due to its potential for broad public interest, an honor given to only one article from the entire ACS portfolio each day of the year.

Congratulations, Chunjoong and Young-Sang!


Gene wins UIC Award

Gene Nolis was just awarded the UIC Provost’s Award for Graduate Research. This competitive award financially supports research by graduate students at UIC. Congratulations, Gene!!!