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Molecular approach to carbon based materials for energy storage

Objective

At present a whole new class of carbon based materials has become available and new synthetic routes are being developed for the synthesis of extremely large two or three dimensional dendritic polyphenylenes which can be suitably transformed into perfect two dimensional graphene structures with pre-assigned shape. These large molecules are the basic units of nanostructured materials which exhibit peculiar physical and chemical properties.
The project focuses mainly at exploring and exploiting the capability of these functional materials :
i) to store Lithium ions at a concentration larger than that of the presently available carbon materials and
ii) to adsorb and desorbs efficiently hydrogen.
The aim of this project is to find the essential steps to provide materials really innovative for industry and technology in the field of batteries and storage of clean energy.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Address
Via Mancinelli 7
20131 Milano
Italy

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Boussingault 6
67083 Strasbourg
ELDOR CORPORATION S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 93
22030 Barni
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
110,Invalidenstrasse 110
10115 Berlin
LINKOEPING UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
23,Valla
58183 Linkoeping
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Ackermannweg 10
55021 Mainz
PIRELLI LABS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Sarca 222
20126 Milano
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTION UND HANDELS GMBH
Germany
Address
Bodelschwingstrasse 10
55131 Mainz
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
2,Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma