Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport EFRC

Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport EFRC

The overarching goal of the Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport (FIRST) Center is to develop fundamental understanding and validated, predictive models of the unique nanoscale environment at fluid-solid interfaces that will enable transformative advances in electrical energy storage and electrocatalysis. 

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Publications

Effect of Synthesis on Quality, Electronic Properties and Environmental Stability of Individual Monolayer Ti3C2 MXene Flakes

2D transition metal carbide Ti3C2Tx (T stands for surface termination), the most widely studied MXene, has shown outstanding electrochemical properties and promise for a number of bulk applications....

Relationship between pore size and reversible and irreversible immobilization of ionic liquid electrolytes in porous carbon under applied electric potential

Transport of  electrolytes  in  nanoporous  carbon-based  electrodes  largely defines the function and performance of energy storage devices. Using  molecular dynamics simulation  and quasielastic ...

Boron Supercapacitors

Supercapacitors based on the electric double-layer mechanism use porous carbons or graphene as electrodes. To move beyond this paradigm, we propose boron supercapacitors to leverage two-dimensional (...

Research

The FIRST Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRCs) is primarily located within Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and includes researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and seven partner universities (Delaware, Drexel, Minnesota, Penn State, Vanderbilt and the Universities of California at Davis and Riverside, and the University of Minnesota). We employ a Model-Integrated Synthesis, Characterization and Experiment (MISCE) approach to achieve fundamental understanding and experimentally-validated conceptual and computational models of fluid-solid interfaces (FSIs) representative of those encountered in advanced energy systems and devices, including batteries, supercapacitors and photo- and electrochemical cells.  

For more information about the FIRST Energy Frontier Research Center, please visit our website at http://web.ornl.gov/sci/first/  

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