News : Soft matter and complex fluids

January 01 2023

Growth of High Quality 2D Hexagonal Boron Nitride on a Liquid Metal Catalyst

Two-dimensional (2D) materials are crystals of one or a few atoms in thickness with high stability and physical properties governed by extreme quantum confinement. Due to its unique crystal structure, graphene exhibits a plethora of unconventional electronic phenomena. Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) shares the same crystal lattice but has different properties. For example, it is […] >>

October 11 2019

Operando characterization of batteries using synchrotron tomography and neutron imaging techniques

The in situ characterization of battery materials is needed to help designing safer and more efficient electrochemical devices. In particular, following in real-time the lithiation and ageing mechanisms require to use advanced non-destructive tools capable to probe the system during cycling. In this regard, synchrotron and neutron techniques provide unique capabilities to access the chemical, […] >>
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