News
    21/03/2017 Last papers


-Dense on Porous Solid LATP Electrolyte System: Preparation and Conductivity Measurement
S. Duluard, A. Paillassa, P. Lenormand, P.L. Taberna, P. Simon, P. Rozier, F. Ansart,
Journal of the American Ceramic Society , (2017) 100, 1, 141-149

-The increase in capacitance by subnanometer pores in carbon
N. Jäckel, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, V. Presser ACS Energy Letter 2016, 1 (6), 1262-1265

-Electrochemical and In-situ X-ray diffraction Studies of Ti3C2Tx MXene in Ionic Liquid Electrolyte
Z. Lin, Patrick Rozier, B. Duployer , P.-L. Taberna, B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi and P. Simon, Electrochemistry Communications 72, 2016, 50–53.

-Electrochemical Kinetics of Nanostructure LiFePO4/graphitic Carbon Electrodes
K. Kisu, E. Iwama, W. Naoi, P. Simon and K. Naoi, Electrochemistry Communications 72, 2016, 10–14.

-“Electrochemical behavior of high performance on-chip CDC films for micro-supercapacitors applications in organic electrolytes
K. Brousse, P. Huang, C. Lethien, S. Pinaud, M. Respaud, B. Daffo, P.L. Taberna, B. Chaudret, and P. Simon, Journal of Power Sources 328 (2016) 520-526.

-Capacitance of Ti3C2Tx MXene in Ionic Liquid Electrolyte
Z. Lin, B. Daffos, P.-L. Taberna, K. L. Van Aken, B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi and P. Simon, Journal of Power Sources 326 (2016) 575-579.

-On-chip and free-standing elastic carbon films for micro-supercapacitors
P. Huang, C. Lethien, S. Pinaud, K. Brousse, R. Laloo, V. Turq, M. Respaud, A. Demortière, B. Daffos, P.L. Taberna, B. Chaudret, Y. Gogotsi and P. Simon, Science 351, 6274 (2016) 691-695.


    13/11/2015 RUSNANORIZE Nanotechnology International prize

In 2015, RUSNANOPRIZE Nanotechnology International Prize was awarded to Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Professor of Drexel University, Director of the Anthony J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute and Dr. Patrice Simon, Professor of Paul Sabatier University. The prize solemn award ceremony was held within the frameworks of Open Innovation Forum. The Prize was awarded for formulation of basic principles for development of materials for electrochemical capacitors and for the development of nanostructured carbon materials, which facilitated commercial production and wide use of supercapacitors in energy storage, automotive and many other industries. For successful integration and commercialization of nanostructured carbon materials, and for applying principles for development of materials for electrochemical capacitors to successful ultracapacitors mass production RUSNANOPRIZE is awarded to Maxwell Technologies Inc. (USA).

See: http://www.rusnanoprize.ru/en/news/35/

RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 International Prize Solemn Award Ceremony from RUSNANOPRIZE on Vimeo.


General Presentation


    15/01/2013 Last papers


- Outstanding performance of activated graphene based supercapacitors in ionic liquid electrolyte from −50 to 80 °C
W-Y Tsai, R. Lin, S. Murali, L. L.i Zhang, J. K. McDonough,
R. S. Ruoff, P.-L. Taberna, Y. Gogotsi, P. Simon, Nano Energy , in press (2013)

- Simulating Supercapacitors: Can We Model Electrodes as Constant Charge Surfaces?
Merlet, C.; Pean, C.; Rotenberg, B.; Madden, P.; Simon, P.; Salanne, M., Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2013, in press).

- Lithium conducting solid electrolyte Li1.3Al0.3Ti1.7(PO4)3 obtained via solution chemistry
- S. Duluard, A. Paillassa, L. Puech, P. Vinatier, V. Turq, P. Rozier, P. Lenormand, P.-L. Taberna, P.simon and F. Ansart, Journal of the European Ceramic Society (2013, in press).

- Capacitive Energy Storage in Nanostructured Carbon-Electrolyte Systems
P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Account for Chemical Research, in press (2013).

- Structure and Electrochemical Performance of Carbide-Derived Carbon Nanopowders
C. R. Pérez, S.-H. Yeon, J. Ségalini, V. Presser, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Advanced Functionnal Materials, in press (2013).

- A non-aqueous asymmetric cell with a Ti2C-based two-dimensional negative electrode
J. Come, M. Naguib, P. Rozier, M. W. Barsoum, Y. Gogotsi, P.-L. Taberna, M. Morcrette and P. Simon, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 8 (2012) A1368-A1373.


    2/05/2012 Chair of Excellence of the EADS Foundation


The Chair of Excellence of the Fondation EADS granted to Patrice Simon "Embedded Multifunctional Nano Materials and Systems"
aims to :

1. Develop high-level research in the field of Embedded Multifunctional Nano Materials and Systems (NME-MS) and especially in : energy storage systems and micro systems ; composite and nano-composite materials on the basis polymer.
Objectives are to develop new nanostructured materials for increased storage system performances of Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors ; new composite and nanocomposite mateirals for the lighted structures and increased impact resistance.

2. Support and develop training and mainstream education in this field NME-MS :

Goals are to support and develop training of future generations of researchers and engineers, attracting quality students of international and national standing.

3. Develop international reknown of this chair with the organization of symposiums and conferences.

Support will be addressed for inviting high-level researcher of international standing to contribute to the chair’s program (seminars, courses) and the international reknown of this chair.


    1er/04/2012 ERC Grant


"Understanding Ion Transport in Nanoporous Carbons ; application to Energy Storage and Sustainable Development" (IONACES project)

Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC 2011 –AdG proposal n°291543)
4/2012 - 4/2017

Proposal summary
Electrochemical Double-Layer Capacitors Electrochemical Capacitors (EDLC) are promising devices for clean energy storage applications. In EDLCs, the charges are stored electrostatically at the electrolyte / electrode interface, which confers them high power and cycling capabilities. Until recently, it was believed that charge storage in porous carbon EDLC electrodes could be achieved only if the pore size of the carbon was larger than the electrolyte ions with their solvation shells. Using Carbides Derived Carbons (CDCs) which have controlled pore sizes between 0.6 nm and 1.1 nm, we recently demonstrated that high capacitive performances could be obtained when the pore size is smaller than the solvated ion size. The origin of this capacitance increase is still unclear despite important modelling efforts achieved by many research groups.
Using our fine-tuned, controlled pore size CDCs carbons with narrow pore size distribution, we propose here an integrated approach combining the use of experimental electrochemical methods (EQCM, EIS, CV…) and in-situ analytical techniques (NMR, XRD), to computational modelling (Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo and Reverse Monte Carlo methods) to elucidate the ion transport and adsorption mechanisms in confined nanopores.
A direct application of this fundamental approach concerns the energy storage with supercapacitors. Thanks to the unique features offered by the CDCs, we propose to develop the next generation of high-energy density micro-supercapacitors from bulk CDC films.
The evidence of the increase of the capacitive ion adsorption associated with ion partial desolvation in micropores is also of great interest in different areas such as water desalination. CDCs, which have demonstrated volumetric capacitance improvement of 100% compared to activated carbon for supercapacitor application, are appealing materials for water desalination applications, which will be the last part of the project.



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