D10 Department of Materials Chemistry

Department of Materials Chemistry

Research in Department for Materials Chemistry focuses on synthesis, characterization and development of advanced materials for sustainable, low carbon energy solutions. The main research areas comprise (i) advanced battery materials, (ii) coating development and (iii) synthesis and characterization of electrocatalysts. In order to better understand the properties and functioning of these materials, we also develop our own spectroscopic, microscopic and electrochemical methods.

Representative Publications

  1. Mc CALLA, Eric, ABAKUMOV, Artem M., SAUBANERE, Matthieu, FOIX, Dominique, BERG, Erik J., ROUSSE, Gwenaelle, DOUBLET, Marie-Liesse, GONBEAU, Danielle, NOVÁK, Petr, VAN TENDELOO, Gustaaf, DOMINKO, Robert, TARASCON, Jean-Marie. Visualization of O-O peroxo-like dimers in high-capacity layered oxides for Li-ion batteries. Science, 2015, 350, 1516-1521.
  2. GODEC, Aljaž, MERZEL, Franci. Physical origin underlying the entropy loss upon hydrophobic hydration. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 17574-17581.
  3. PIVKO, Maja, BELE, Marjan, TCHERNYCHOVA, Elena, ZABUKOVEC LOGAR, Nataša, DOMINKO, Robert, GABERŠČEK, Miran. Synthesis of nanometric LiMnPO4 via a two-step technique. Chemistry of Materials, 2012, 24, 1041-1047.
  4. SIRISOPANAPORN, Chutchamon, MASQUELIER, Christian, BRUCE, Peter G., ARMSTRONG, A. Robert, DOMINKO, Robert. Dependence of Li2FeSiO4 electrochemistry on structure. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 1263-1265.
  5. GODEC, Aljaž, SMITH, Jeremy C., MERZEL, Franci. Increase of both order and disorder in the first hydration shell with increasing solute polarity. Physical Review Letters, 2011, 107, 267801-1 - 267801-5.