Electrochemistry of Biosystems
Linking Glucose Oxidation to Luminol-based Electrochemiluminescence using bipolar Electrochemistry
Asymmetric Modification of TiO2 Nanofibers with Gold by Electric-Field-Assisted Photochemistry
Stimuli-responsive microgels for electrochemiluminescence amplification
Faraday Discussions, 2017, 10.1039/C7FD00174F
Nowadays, commercial supercapacitors are based on purely capacitive storage and porous carbons are used as electrodes. Unfortunately their energy density is limited, so that many study investigated new materials that could improve the capacitance of the device. This new type of electrodes (e.g. RuO2, MnO2…) involves different mechanisms for energy storage (energy stored at the solid state in the material). In this latter case, redox reactions (Faradaic), that are slower than adsorption process (capacitive), occurs, explaining why such devices are called pseudo-capacitors. This is a real breakthrough to their development since, using this approach, capacity improvement inevitably involves important loss of power. A contrary, at the liquid state, even if Faradaic, redox reactions occur faster due to favourable environment. To design new devices allowing liquid dynamics with improved specific capacitance is very challenging. In this context, this paper presents a new approach to increase the specific capacitance, based on biredox ionic liquids, where redox species are part of the electrolyte, in contrast with classical pseudocapacitors proposed up to now. Anions and cations are functionalized with anthraquinone (AQ) and 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinyl-1-oxyl (TEMPO) moieties, respectively. Glassy carbon, carbon-onion, and commercial activated carbon electrodes that exhibit different double layer structures and thus different diffusion process (dynamics) were used to study electrochemical response of biredox ionic liquids simultaneously at the positive and the negative electrodes.
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Communiqué de presse du CNRS - Des plastiques qui dansent

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De nouveaux types d’actionneurs à base de polymères conducteurs ont été publiés dans la revue Angewandte Chemie et viennent de faire l'objet d'un communiqué de presse du CNRS. L’originalité de l'approche réside dans le déclenchement... Read More...

Communiqué de presse du CNRS - Semi-conducteurs Janus

lundi 24 juillet 2017
Dans le cadre d'une collaboration avec des scientifiques thaïlandais (centre VISTEC à Rayong et Kasetsart University à Bangkok), notre équipe vient de mettre au point un nouveau procédé permettant de synthétiser des particules "Janus"... Read More...

Financement ERC pour Alexander Kuhn

mercredi 3 mai 2017
Alexander KUHN vient d'obtenir un financement de l'ERC pour une durée de 5 ans ! L'objectif global du projet, intitulé ELECTRA, est de proposer des stratégies jusqu'à présent inexplorées et polyvalentes,... Read More...

Distinguished Fellow

lundi 11 janvier 2016
The French Chemical Society has selected Alexander Kuhn as one of its new distinguished fellows. The official ceremony will be held in May 2016 in Paris. Congratulations!

Prix pour Magdalena Murawska

mercredi 28 octobre 2015
Lors de la 10ème édition de l'International Frumkin Symposium on Electrochemistry qui s'est déroulé à Moscou du 20 au 23 octobre 2015, Magdalena Murawska, doctorante en co-tutelle entre le NSysA et le CRPP, a reçu le 1er Prix de présentation... Read More...