Koctails - Kinetics of charge-transfer at liquid-solid interfaces: Basic mechanisms in electrochemical energy production and storage

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Funder's project number307853

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  • 251 100,00

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Project start date01/09/2017

Project end date31/08/2020


Clean, abundant, and sustainable energy is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. To decrease our dependence on fossil fuels, renewable energy technologies must be adopted. Electrochemical technologies such as fuel cells, metal-air batteries, and photocatalytic water-splitting are at the fore-front of clean energy storage and production. To increase the performance and decrease the cost of these devices, new active materials are needed. Towards this, rational computational materials design has emerged as an important field. To improve general reliability and accuracy, novel and accurate computational methods based on quantum chemical methods will be developed in this work. These methods will be applied to computational studies on the basic principles in water-splitting devices to produce hydrogen. The project will yield new computational methods for understanding and predicting basic mechanisms in electrochemical energy technologies from the atomic level.

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