Chair of Applied Electrochemistry
Main research areas
- Novel methods for synthesis of fine-tunable micro/mesoporous high specific surface area carbons with exact pore size distribution from various raw materials (binary and ternary carbides VC, Mo2C, TiC, SiC ,Ti3SiC2, nanowire polymers and natural polymers etc.) will be worked out.
- Comparable testing of the gas phase characteristics (specific surface area, medium pore width, pore size distribution function and ratios of micro/mesopore area and pore volumes) with the electrochemical data (cyclic voltammetry, impedance, constant current charge/discharge etc.) will be made.
- X-Ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, SEM, HRTEM, FTIR, BET etc. methods will be used for characterisation of structural characteristics of micro/mesoporous carbon electrodes.
- Influence of solvent viscosity, dipole moment and dielectric permittivity, electrolyte salt molar volume and composition (redox stability of ions) will be tested to develop new acetonitrile free electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) with very high energy and power density.
- New methods and polymer/solution compositions for preparation of the nanowire polymer membranes for EDLCs will be worked out and the applicability limits of membranes received will be established.
- Measure Aid for Research and Development in Materials Technology project Functionalization of carbon nanomaterials: synthesis, characterization and application (01.04.2012-31.12.2014, PI: E. Lust)
- Institutional research funding project Functional Micro/Mesoporous materials for Novel Energy Conversion and Storage Systems (01.01.2014-31.12.2019,
PI: E. Lust)
- Estonian energy technology project Development of materials and single cells for solid oxide and polymer electrolyte fuel cells, high temperature electrolyzers and supercapacitors (01.01.2010-30.08.2015, PI: E. Lust)
- Estonian ScienceFoundation project Development and testing of supercapacitors based on aqueous electrolytes and micro/mesoporous carbon materials with optimised characteristics (2012-2015, PI Jaanus Eskusson)
Classes in applied electrochemistry, materials chemistry, energy storage and materials technology.