metal borohydride review

metal borohydride review

A wide variety of metal borohydrides have been discovered and characterized during the past decade, revealing an extremely rich chemistry including fascinating structural flexibility and a wide range of compositions and physical properties. Discover their facinating stuctural and physical properties in this extensive review the was just published in Chem. Soc. Rev.

Welcome to Fabrizio Murgia

Welcome to Fabrizio Murgia

We welcome our new post-doctoral fellow Fabrizio Murgia. After a master Degree in chemistry at the Università degli Studi di Sassari (Italy), Fabrizio got his ph. D. in Montpellier, France, working on electrode materials for Magnesium-ion batteries.

Ph-D defense Yolanda Sadikin

Ph-D defense Yolanda Sadikin

Yolanda Sadikin, PhD student in our group, successfully defended her thesis (“avec felicitations du jury”) on July 25th 2016, entitled “Novel Solid Electrolytes Based on Borohydrides and Higher Boranes”

Design concepts for metal borohydrides in Acta B

A review was published in Acta Crystallographica Section B describing our approach to metal borohydride materials design and the underlying crystal chemistry. We therein report on strong similarities between the structural chemistry of metal oxides and their complex hydride analogues. This analogy has proven to be a powerful tool when rebuilding prominent structure types whilst…

Na – superionics in Advanced Energy Materials

In a recent issue of Advanced Energy Materials we report on a novel class of solid state electrolytes capable of reaching high Na-ionic conductivities at room temperature (superionic). By inserting the borohydride anion into dodekahydroborate materials we introduce additional structural disorder and open migration pathways sufficiently large to allow high mobility of both Na+ and…

ESRF Highlights 2015 – 2 contributions

Two of our recent publications made the 2015 Highlights of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF). The lucky winners were (1) our investigations on stability and structure-property relationships in metal borohydride perovskites and (2) the discovery of novel class of Na – solid electrolytes synthesized by anionic substitution in higher borane materials, which, in terms…

Perovskite-type borohydrides in Nature Communications

Our study on the formability criteria and physical properties on perovskites borohydrides has been published in Nature Communications A UNIGE press release can be found following here

PhD defense Pascal Schouwink

PhD defense Pascal Schouwink

Pascal Schouwink, PhD student in our group, successfully defended his thesis (“avec felicitations du jury”) on October 13th 2014, entitled “Structure and properties of novel mixed-metal complex hydrides”

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