Dec. 14th, 2016: the journal Monatshefte für Chemie (Springer) selected 5 papers published in 2015 as editor's choice and provides free access of these "key articles" until Jan 31th, 2017. Out of this 5 papers, one was written and one was co-authored by scientists of ICTM. At same time Monatshefte für Chemie selected 5 publications for the Best Paper Award 2016. Again one of these papers was written by scientists of ICTM.
Paper on Li-ion conducting garnets
Dec. 13th, 2016: Garnet-based electrolytes are expected to play an important role for next-generation Li batteries. A new variant is Bi-stabilized Li7La3Zr2O12. The incorporation of Bi leads to an increase in the unit-cell parameters. Via Li(7) NMR spectroscopy it has been shown that fast translational Li ion dynamics is only observed for samples with high Bi contents. The paper reports on a joint project of the Universities of Salzburg and TU Graz. Wagner et al. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55 (23), pp 12211–12219. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01825
Four in a row!
On Dec. 12th, 2016 a quadruple celebration took place at ICTM. Sandra Grumm and Mathias Hobisch did their diploma exams and Klaus Luef and Zucong Zhang earned PhDs today. Congratulations!
Paper on the room temperature synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals
Biredox-ionic liquids for high-energy supercapacitors
Nov. 30th, 2016: researchers from the universities of Montpellier, Bordeaux and the ICTM show that bulk like redox density and liquid like fast kinetics can be achieved with biredox ionic liquids in a paper in Nature Materials. See also the press-release of TU Graz.
Paper on an electrolyte for reversible cycling of Na batteries
On Nov. 3rd, 2016 a mini-symposium organized by Prof. C. Slugovc, on the topic "Polymer Science at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljublijana" with Dr. E. Zagar, Dr. D. Pahovnik and Dr. S. Kovacic as the speakers took place at ICTM (Invitation).