Energy Materials II
- Tilo Soehnel ()
233. Radionuclide speciation at former nuclear weapons testing sites and in situ technologies to immobilise aqueous uranium
Dr Richard Collins (The University of New South Wales)
Rosalie Hocking (James Cook University)
One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century will be securing cheap and renewable sources of energy. One of the most promising approaches to this challenge is to design catalysts from earth abundant materials capable of implementing key chemical reactions including splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen (H2O → 2H+ + O2); and both the oxidation (H2→ 2H+) and reduction (2H+→ H2) of...
Dr Wen Wen (Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Lithium ion battery has wide applications in portable electronics and is one of the most attractive power sources for next generation electric vehicles. Thus, research on new intercalation compounds, which are usually nano-scale mixed metal oxides, is extensively carried out. In a lithium ion battery, charge transfer can be correlated with redox reactions of cations and this has been...
147. Molecular-level understanding of metals in geo-fluids: combination of synchrotron-based XAS and ab initio molecular dynamics
Dr Yuan Mei (CSIRO)
Aqueous fluids under wide range of T-P conditions are an essential medium for transporting metals in the Earth’s crust. Metals are dissolved by forming complexes with ligands such as chloride and bisulfide, and understanding the nature and thermodynamic properties of these complexes is crucial for predicting solubilities of minerals and the mechanics of ore formation. Synchrotron based in-situ...