|Basic research dealing with the discovery (or should we call it invention?) and study of novel materials. Applied research for the development of improved materials and design of energy storage and conversion devices, with an eye on practical applications. And last but not least, a decided effort to convey the usefulness of our work to society, to contribute to public understanding of chemistry and materials science and to popularize science in general.|
materials?. We like many.
Inorganics and ceramics: Electroactive oxides. Complex layered perovskites like Ln2Ba2Cu2Ti2O11. Unprecedented Silver-Copper oxides (Ag2Cu2O3).
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials: generally based on Conducting organic polymers (polyaniline, polypyrrole) and either molecular (Fe[(CN)6]3-) nanometric clusters ([PMo12O40]3- or extended (V2O5, MnO2) inorganic species.
Organics: Conducting polymers. Proton conducting polymers related to polybenzimidazoles and their hybrid derivatives.
Nanoclusters: Polyoxometalates with photoelectrochemical activity such as [PMo12O40]3- or [SiW12O40]4- .
Nanostructures: Ag@PPy nanosnakes, Cu2O@PPy, or Cu@PPy nanocables
Polymer fuel cells (PEM, Proton-exchange membrane) of the type that will power our cars in the future.
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) working at reduced temperatures for high-power applications. Rechargeable lithium batteries (preferably thin and plastic).
Supercapacitors based on ultimately dispersed oxide clusters
and maybe others which might eventually come out of the drawer of future projects.
contributing to public understanding of science represents
effort which I consider an important part of my
activities as a scientist.
Personally I find it most rewarding and recommend it to
everyone in the
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