Program 2. Day

May 8th 2012

08:30 Registration & coffee
09:00 Li-ion batteries - synchrotron studies of materials in motion
  • Processes in a battery are complex
  • The knowledge about the lithium-ion mobility in the bulk electrode, the electrolyte materials and electrode/electrolyte interfaces is crucial for new or improved battery concepts
  • Characterization methods at different synchrotron radiation sources are improving the general understanding of the mechanisms occurring in a battery in operation
Prof. Kristina Edström
Angström Advanced Battery Centre, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden 
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09:45 Clean water and hydrogen from sunlight
  • Providing safe clean drinking water and sustainable energy for all the World's population is of enormous importance
  • In principle, sunlight is all one needs to purify and disinfect water and to split water to make fuels such as hydrogen
  • But photocatalysts are poorly understood and not efficient enough.
  • Have we missed something essential?
Prof. Truls Norby
Functional Energy Related Materials, University of Oslo, Norway 
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10:10 Towards the Simulation of redox reactions
  • Fundamental aspects of non-equilibrium redox reactions
  • Examples: Charging of Galvanic cells, contact electrification
  • The challenge of modeling redox reactions with atomistic simulations
  • Solutions to the problem and first demonstrators
Prof. Martin Müser
Institute of Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) 
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10:30 Refreshment break & networking
11:00 Biofilms as complex films
  • Biofilms are heterogeneous communities of bacteria
  • What is the key process that enables them to live even in the most extreme environments?
  • A common hallmark of all bacterial biofilms is the production of a polymeric matrix that holds the community together.
  • Can we understand and manipulate this process?
  • Biofilms colonize surfaces efficiently. How does that depend on their material properties?
Dr. Agnese Seminara
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France 
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11:40 Calcium phosphate coatings on magnesium alloy for biomaterial application
  • Biodegradable magnesium alloy
  • surface modification
  • In vitro biodegradation and cytotoxicity evaluations
  • orthopedic implants
Prof. Wei Lu
Tongji University, Shanghai, China 
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12:10 Cavitation Induced Construction of Bioactive Surfaces
  • Ultrasound-assisted formation of porous metals
  • Surface metal capsules for tunable loading and release of active compounds
  • Metal-polymer intelligent bio surfaces
Dr. Daria Andreeva
Physical Chemistry, University Bayreuth 
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12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:50 Stable electrocatalysts for PEM-fuel cells with Pt from recycling sources
  • Recycling of platinum and other PGM from used fuel cell stacks and car exhaust catalysts
  • Application in low temperature PEFC, high temperature PEFC
  • High performance and slow degradation
  • Stationary and portable applications
Dr. Elgar Fokkens
Hydrogen and Informatics Institute of Applied Technologies GmbH  
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14:10 Patterned ceramic films and nanostructures by solution chemistry: an effective approach towards the synthesis of oxide microdevices
  • The synthesis of patterned oxide thin films using solution chemistry and soft lithography is presented.
  • Controlled nanostructures coupled with high quality lithography characteristics are achieved.
  • They can serve as templates for the growth of nanorods or complex hierachic nanostructures.
  • Complex microdevices for sensing applications can be produced along thís all-solution route
Prof. Umberto Anselmi-Tamburini
Dipartimento di Chimica fisica - Universita' di Pavia 
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14:30 Foaming of polypropylene nanocomposites.
  • Closed-cell PP nanocomposite foams are produced with cell sizes lower and cell concentration higher than for the neat polypropylene.
  • The effect of nanofibers and nanoplatelets both on the extensional viscosity of linear polypropylene and on the cell size, cell concentration and bulk density of PP-based foams will be discussed
  • The influence of die temperature and extrusion speed on the structure of PP nanocomposite foams is presented
  • Nanofibers or nanoplatelets are located in cell walls of growing bubbles and prevent their coalescence
Prof. Andrzej Galeski
Centre of Moleuclar and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences  
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14:50 Refreshment break & networking
15:20 Thickness reinforcement of composite materials with z-pins
  • Composite materials such as CFRP have excellent mechanical in-plane properties in relation to their density
  • Compared to in-plane properties, out-of-plane properties are very low due to the lack of fibers oriented in the through-thickness direction
  • state of the art and the influence of z-pins on the mechanical properties will be discussed
Prof. Gerhard Scharr, Dipl.Ing. Matthias Knaupp
University of Rostock 
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15:40 Spray-formed hypereutectic Aluminum-Silicon alloys
  • Spray forming
  • conducitivity
  • hypereutectic Aluminum-Silicon
Prof. Biao Yan
Tongji University, Shanghai, China 
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16:00 Fabrication and properties of Ti6Al4V alloys and foams by rapid cooling-SPS
  • The preparation of Ti6Al4V alloys and foams through spark plasma sintering (SPS) with a unique rapidly cooling system will be discussed.
  • The effect of the cooling rate on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the Ti6Al4V alloys is presented.
  • A comparison between the microstructures and properties of the Ti6Al4V alloys prepared by SPS and selected electron beam melting (SEBM) technique is given
Dr. Fames Zhang
Physics of New Materials, University of Rostock  
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16:20Closing remarks of the chairman & End of symposium

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