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Patrice Simon enters the Académie des sciences

The prestigious institution has elected “academician for life” Patrice Simon, deputy director of RS2E. In 2020, 18 new members will join the Académie des sciences, a venerable institution founded in 1666 by Colbert, one of...

Patrice Simon, laureate of the Pierre Süe Grand Prix

The deputy director of RS2E was awarded for his internationally recognized works. Patrice Simon, RS2E deputy director and professor in material science at University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier obtained the Pierre Süe Grand...

At the head of the RS2E, highly cited researchers

Jean-Marie Tarascon and Patrice Simon are among the most cited researchers in the world. Web of Science published its Highly Cited Researchers 2019 ranking. This year, the RS2E is proud that Jean-Marie Tarascon and Patrice...

BATTERY 2030+ is still ongoing

The Pan-European project BATTERY 2030+ organized between May 25 and May 26 a scientific web conference on the European perspectives on batteries of the future. The goal of the conference was to discuss the latest researches...

From France to Japan, batteries at the hearth of research

February 12th, 2019, the RS2E welcomed a Japanese delegation from the Japan Science and Technology Agency to discuss about the future of battery researches. Energy storage is a worldwide challenge, which concerns France and...

Lamellar catalyst and alkaline electrolyte, the winning combination

Energy storage is a scientific challenge that is becoming more and more urgent to solve. One of the solution envisaged by the scientists is to store energy from renewable sources in the form of a chemical vector with high...

A new synthesis method of Mxenes for more efficient materials for energy storage

2D metallic carbides, also called MXenes, have become the electrode materials of choice for the supercapacitor research community. Indeed, the 2D structure of these materials make them useful for capacitive storage because...

A new strategy to overcome the limitations of anionic redox

“Promises but still a lot of roadblocks to break » could sum up the current state of knowledge on the anionic redox phenomenon. The promises to start with are those of high-performance Li-ion batteries, with a better energy...

Micro-supercapacitors to power on the Internet of Things

This publication was the subject of a communication from INSIS (in French). The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century. Its aim is to create an ecosystem of things or connected...

Electrocatalysis of water, destabilize to better stabilize

For some years, the storage and the deployment of renewable energies have been considered as one of the main ways to tackle climate change. However, the intermittent nature of these energy sources makes it necessary to...

Isothermal calorimetry, a tool too long neglected for the study of anionic redox

For 7 years, RS2E researchers have been publishing several papers on the phenomenon of anionic redox. This oxidation-reduction phenomenon is added to the “classical” cationic redox, in particular in the “Li-rich” materials...

Some disorder to improve Na-ion battery performances

Harnessing the third sodium of the Na3V2(PO4)2F3 (or NVPF) positive electrode to increase the energy density of sodium-ion batteries could be the key to make them competitive towards lithium-ion batteries. A RS2E team...