Multifunctional Materials for Electrochemical Generators
Membrane and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, supercapacitors, and lithium batteries are clean energy sources that are indispensable for the future of mankind. The multifunctionality required (electrochemical activity, electronic/ionic mobility, mechanical strength, durability) not only depends on the optimization of each elementary process and material but also on the design of optimal multimaterial and multifunctional structures and interfaces.
Committed to excellence, CEMAM bases their work on 3 complementary scientific pillars:
Materials elaboration using innovative techniques (functional polymers, organic salts, ceramic oxydes and electrocatalyst tailored surfaces),
Physicochemical/electrochemical propoerties in solid and liquid medium and their ex situ or in situ coupling with physical and spectroscopic techniques,
Modeling as material, electrode, full device or system.
The fundamental issues raised by the electrochemical systems are the understanding of the impact of i) the electrolyte, electrode, interlayer natures and nanostructures, and ii) the design of the system on the electrochemical generator performances and durability. This approach enables the complete life cycle of any electrochemical material to be covered, from its genesis to its end-of-life recycling, including the characterization of its intrinsic initial properties and its durability in use.