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Bat-poro: Nanostructured porous carbons for the electrochemical energy storage

Call for research funding in energy and environment 2020-2021 funded by Fundación Iberdrola España.

The overall objective of this project is the development of new improved electrodes for different types of energy storage systems (rechargeable Na ion batteries and supercapacitors) based on nanostructured carbons derived from MOFs, to increase their capacity and conductivity. To address this end, the following partial objectives are proposed:

1. Synthesis of MOFs reported based on metals that form volatile halides and with great porosity.
2. Chlorination of MOFs to remove metal from the structure, obtaining conductive and nanostructured porous carbons, with their characterization.
3. Evaluation of their properties as electrodes in storage devices.
4. Communication, dissemination and exploitation of the results.
 
Partners: IMDEA Energy Institute
Funding Institution/Program: Fundación Iberdrola España/Call for research funding in energy and environment 2020-2021
Period: September 2020-August 2021
Principal researcher: Giacomo Armani (Tutor: Patricia Horcajada)