Katya Goloviznina defended her PhD brilliantly in front of a jury composed of Ed Maginn (Notre Dame, USA), Céline Merlet (CNRS, Toulouse), Paul Madden (Oxford, UK) and Luca Monticelli (INSERM, Lyon). Katya is the first PhD of those who started in the group at ENS Lyon.
Paulo Souza of the Molecular Biology and Structural Biochemistry lab (almost next-door) presented a great seminar to the group on the Martini force field for coarse-grained simulation of ionic liquids, with emphasis on the Martini 3 version for ionic liquids.
On a not so sunny day… thanks to Guillaume S!
A group picnic at the end of confinement, Spring 2021
Download our polarizable force field for ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents based on Drude induced dipoles.
In a recent article in Nature Materials, from a collaboration with MIT (USA), Bristol (UK) and Perth (Australia) we describe the discovery of a new class of electrolytes, which can improve energy storage efficiency in supercapacitors. These detergent-like ionic liquids can self-assemble into sandwich-like bilayer structures on electrode surfaces. And that is very reason why they give better energy storage performance.
Check the manuscript at Nat. Mat. (2019) DOI: 10.1038/s41563-019-0449-6
Thanks to Alessio Bartocci for this picture on a bright sunshiny day!