Nanomaterials for Energy applications
Andrea Baldi


Nanomaterials are objects whose size is typically expressed in "nanometers", where a nanometer corresponds to one billionth of a meter. They are much smaller than everyday objects but larger than typical "quantum" stuff, such as atoms and small molecules. The properties of nanomaterials can be radically modified by controlling their size, opening a new way to create novel functionalities in materials research. In this talk, I will highlight how we can fabricate nanomaterials, study them with a range of microscopy techniques, and use them to solve some of the most pressing energy challenges, from the conversion of sunlight into artificial fuels, to the storage of chemical energy in batteries.

Location: Lokaal 16