Laboratory of Chemical Energy Carriers

The research conducted in the laboratory is focused on the new materials which can be used for storage of energy. The two groups of materials are particularly explored, namely the hydrogen-rich compounds – potential chemical stores of hydrogen, and the novel ionic conductors – prospective safe and efficient electrolytes for application in electrochemical batteries.

The new synthetic methods of above-mentioned substances are developed, with the emphasis on the green and economic synthetic routes for potential industrial applications. Variable experimental methods are utilized for characterization of the prepared samples. They range from powder and single crystal diffraction techniques, NMR, FT-IR, XPS and Raman spectroscopy – to confirm their identity – to impedance spectroscopy, thermogravimetry and others – to test their application potential. The selected compounds are also characterized under extreme pressures (up. to million atmospheres). The solid-state DFT calculations (CASTEP, VASP) are a useful extension of the experimental methods.

Tomasz Jaroń, PhD
phone: +48 22 55 40832
room: 3153 (II building)

Metal (boro-)hydrides for high energy density hydrogen storage and relevant emerging technologies
Bannenberg, L. J., Heere, M., Benzidi, H., Montero, J., Dematteis, E. M., Suwarno, S., ... & El Kharbachi, A.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Inclusion of Neon into an Yttrium Borohydride Structure at Elevated Pressure – An Experimental and Theoretical Study
Jaroń, T., Starobrat, A., Struzhkin, V. V., & Grochala, W.
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2020(40), 3846-3851
Structural and thermal study of solvent-free tetrabutylammonium chloride and its novel solvates
Dołębska, W., & Jaroń, T.
Journal of Molecular Structure, 1206, 127748
Building blocks for the chemistry of perfluorinated alkoxyaluminates [Al{OC(CF3)3}4]−: simplified preparation and characterization of Li+−Cs+, Ag+, NH4+, N2H5+ and N2H7+ salts
Malinowski, P. J., Jaroń, T., Domańska, M., Slattery, J. M., Schmitt, M., & Krossing, I.
Dalton Transactions, 49(23), 7766-7773
On the peculiarities of phase developments involving Zn2+-doped ZrO2 system
Kumar, K., Jaroń, T., & Chowdhury, A. (2017).
Scripta Materialia, 138, 71-74
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