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Complex hydrides for hydrogen storage and solid-state batteries

PhD defence, Friday 26 June 2020, Jakob Bæk Grinderslev.

2020.06.16 | Mie Meulengracht Christensen

Jakob Bæk Grinderslev

During his PhD studies, Jakob Bæk Grinderslev researched in new energy materials. Renewable energy such as solar and wind fluctuates over time, and energy storage represents the main obstacle in a transition towards a society based on these energy sources. Jakob Bæk Grinderslev has synthesized and studied these new materials for hydrogen storage and batteries.

The new research findings have resulted in a large array of novel energy materials based on complex hydrides with boron and nitrogen. Consequently, these materials contain dihydrogen interactions in the solid state, which influences the chemical and physical properties. This can result in hydrogen release at low temperatures, but also influence the dynamics in the structures and result in high cation mobility in the solid state. Thereby, complex hydrides has the potential as solid-state electrolytes for next-generation batteries, not only for lithium, but also for new types of batteries based on magnesium and calcium.

The PhD study was completed at the Department of Chemistry and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 26 June 2020 at 13.15
Place: Building 1514, room 213, Lecture Theatre Aud. I, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C.
The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Liv Hornekær, liv@phys.au.dk (Chair)
Title of PhD thesis: Boron and Nitrogen Based Complex Metal Hydrides as Energy Storage Materials
Contact information: Jakob Bæk Grinderslev, e-mail: Jakobg@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 50463243
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Poul Norby, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Professor Helmer Fjellvåg, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway
Professor Liv Hornekær (chairman), iNANO and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Professsor Torben R. Jensen, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English


The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, Aarhus University is physically closed. Therefore, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.scitech@au.dk, and receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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