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Jean-Marie Tarascon receives the CNRS gold medal

The CNRS Gold Medal is the highest distinction awarded by the CNRS and one of the most prestigious scientific awards in France. It is awarded to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to French research. This year...

Ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT): an experimental validation

While the last GIEC report is stating that electric vehicles offer the greatest potential for decarbonization, researchers are encouraged to increase batteries’ performance and find better materials in lithium-ion batteries...

Understanding the electrosorption of confined charged species

Batteries and electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) are electrochemical energy storage devices that are differentiated by their individual charge storage mechanism. They are both mainly composed of two electrodes and an...

Didier Gigmes: laureate of the 2022 CNRS silver medal

Each year the CNRS awards medals to researchers and agents who have contributed significantly to the dynamism and reputation of this institution. The silver medal is awarded each year to about 20 researchers for "the...

Deep Learning Algorithms & 3D Electrodes' Architecture

The knowledge of the complex architecture of Li-ion battery electrodes is crucial both to understand what limits their performance and to simulate their electrochemical properties as accurately as possible. The synchrotron X...

Sensing: key to decarbonization?

Lithium-ion batteries have become predominant due to the insatiable and sophisticated demands of many industries, combined with the communications revolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). At the "macro" level, their use...

How to monitor stress in batteries?

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are THE technology of the 21st century. Their excellent performance in various applications makes them essential in a broad range of strategic industries; however, there are still...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today, the 11th of February, is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. By being a network of researchers, we decided, within the RS2E, to highlight some of our female researchers. They live in Paris, Bordeaux...

Patrice Simon at the Academy of Sciences

Patrice Simon was recently nominated to the Academy of Sciences. In this context, the University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III organizes, on Friday December 3rd, an afternoon dedicated to his career and his work in materials...

New possibilities for monitoring batteries’ health

Batteries are now essential in today's world, and the scientists are constantly looking for better batteries. One of the main challenges of today’s batteries is to make them "greener". Toward this target, in the last few...

IUF - Members of the 2021 Promotion

The Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) awarded on Tuesday November 5, 2021, Prof. Christian Masquelier as Senior Member "Fundamental" and Prof. Christophe Lethien as Senior Member "Innovation". Prof. Mathieu Salanne...

A charge transfer at the origin of the voltage hysteresis

The transition of our societies to a carbon-free world is underway. Among the issues raised by this observation, the question of energy and its storage occupies an important place. Batteries, especially Li-ion, are today seen...