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Materials for energy application

A symposium dedicated to the wide range of materials with a focused application in the field of renewable and sustainable energy, is much needed which can connect the theory and experimental outcome spontaneously. Our symposium will be one such attempt in the field of energy research.


Due to simple covalent bonding, carbon shows vivid properties, which can be manifested into the energy applications through different dimensionality like carbon quantum dots, fullerene, carbon nanotubes, two- dimensional graphene and Diamond. They all have enormous applications in the filed of solar cells, catalysis, battery technology and hydrogen storage. The ongoing feedback between the experiment and theory concerning energy harvesting opens up new direction of scientific thrust not only in the carbon based systems, but also materials that are attaining interesting electronic, structural, optical and transport properties in order to be applied for sustainable energy resolution. Materials modelling have become equally important along with the experimental investigation to predict such properties, which can be tuned in for different energy applications in the area mentioned above. This is because the atomistic insight of a material is one of the intuitive reasons behind its different properties and this insight we can derive from electronic structure of different materials. Our symposium will not only be limited to carbon materials, but also all other novel materials that have attracted the focus of the scientific community in the vast field of energy materials. The applications of such materials will be having a broad view in the area of solar cell, photocatalytic water splitting, battery, hydrogen storage and fuel cells. Scientists doing their research in all the above area will be a getting a common platform to showcase their latest findings, which all will be attached through a common string named Energy. The symposium will be a mixture of theory and experiments with a strong view of bridging the gap between them. The choice of materials is having a wide range from oxide materials to recently synthesized transition metal di-chalcogenides and dimension-wise they can be in bulk, surface, monolayer phase or in form of hetero-structures and nano-composits.

The following topics both in the field of Theory and Experiments will be covered:

  • Carbon materials of different dimensionalities – present and next generation
  • Application of Diamond in Energy Research
  • Oxide materials and their application in energy research
  • Two-dimensional materials for energy production and storage
  • Perovskite based materials for solar cell 
  • Photocatalytic materials for hydrogen production
  • Novel materials for enhance battery performance
  • Heterostructured nano-materials and nanocomposits
  • Materials For Li  and Na ion as well for Organic Battery
  • Novel Materials for supercapacitor

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Michael Nolan, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland
  • Mariko Matsunaga , Chuo University, Japan
  • Kevin Sivula, EPFL - Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Marketa Zukalova, J.Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic
  • Howon Jang, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Eva Majkova, Institute of Physics SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Craig Fisher, Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Japan
  • Zhong Lin (Z.L.) Wang, Chief Editor of NanoEnergy & Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA
  • Christian Anders, Empa, Switzerland
  • Petra E. de Jongh, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Martin Wilkening, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Raphaël Janot, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
  • Udo Schwingenschloegl, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Robert Dominko, National Institute of Chemistry, Laboratory for Materials Electrochemistry, Slovenia
  • Amit Bhatnagar,  University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Savitha Thayumanasundaram, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Won-Sub Yoon, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • Alexander Colsmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Ladislav Kavan, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic
  • Jeha Kim, Cheongju University, South Korea
  • Biswarup Pathak, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India
  • Anja Bieberle-Hütter, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), The Netherlands
  • Anders Hagfeldt, EPFL,  Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Håkan Rensmo, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Laurent Duda, Uppsala University, Sweden

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Authors : N.Tsierkezos2, U.Ritter2, P.Scharff2, D. Karpenko 3, O. Ivanyuta 1, E.Buzaneva1
Affiliations : 1Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Radiophysics Electronics and Computer Systems, Volodymyrska Str. 64/13, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine, 2Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, 98684, Ilmenau, Germany, PF 100565; 3 NTU of Ukraine “KPI”, Politechnichna14, 03056, Kyiv-56, Ukraine

Resume : The design concept to create the stimuli responsive photoactive at visible range carbon tubes nanostructures is based on constructed molecular models for the photoemission of semiconductor multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT’s) functionalized by attached to the core and ends photoactive molecular complexes: metal (d - transition metal Cu) - organic (azole ligand) complex or by this complexe with coordinative bonded biomolecule (histidine). The tubes are the building blocks for nanostructures organization due to bonds between the metal ions and the ligands or the histidine molecules at different tubes. The architecture (SEM images) and the photoemission (PL spectroscopy) for nanostructures from these functionalized MWCNT in adsorbed layer at silicon substrate are characterized. The SEM images for this layer are interpreted using proposed molecular architectures models for building blocks connected through Cu2+ with attached two ligands molecules at different tubes cores and these bonds are partially retain in the complexes with coordinative bonded histedine molecules that can decrease formation of these structures due to their adsorbing on tubes. These layers with namely one and both two types of nanostructures are characterized by photoemission wide bands, having different intensities and different three subbands in visible range.


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Symposium organizers
Priya VASHISHTAUniversity of Southern California

3651 Watt Way, Los Angeles CA 90089, USA
Rajeev AHUJADepartment of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University

Box-516 SE-75120 Uppsala, Sweden
Yong-Mook KANGDongguk University

Dept. of Energy & Materials Engineering - 30, Pildong-ro 1 gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04620, Republic of Korea

82 10 3257 9051