Electrochemical Energy Storage

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Prof. Novák's group as of November 2017


Focus of the Section

Our vision is the development of the best electrochemical energy storage system.

We work on rechargeable batteries, mainly lithium based. The scientific goal is a profound understanding of electrochemical processes in complex, mainly nonaqueous systems. In particular, of utmost scientific interest are the numerous interactions of all components of electrochemical energy storage systems (batteries, supercapacitors, and hybrids) determining the safety and life time of such systems.

The work equally considers the synthesis of novel materials for electrochemical energy storage and the modification of surface and bulk of known materials (e.g., carbon), and material characterization, keeping in mind the entire span from basic science to industrial applications. To answer the scientific questions, we develop various sophisticated in situ methods for use in the field of nonaqueous solid-state electrochemistry and investigate the physi­cal and electrochemical proper­ties of host materials and electrochemical interfaces in situ. Also, we do electrochemical engineering work on three-dimensional electrodes and characterize industrial batteries and battery systems.

Research Team

For job opportunities, please look at our open positions.


Former Team Members

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Prof. Dr. Susanne Still 1994 - 1995 University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Prof. Dr. Martin Winter 1995 - 1996 University of Münster, Germany
Dr. Michael E. Spahr 1993 - 1997 Imerys Graphite & Carbon, Switzerland
Dr. Roman Imhof 1996 - 1999 DSM Switzerland
Dr. Daniel Häringer 1996 - 1999 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dr. Jan-Christoph Panitz 1999 - 2000 European Patent Office, The Netherlands
Dr. Marcello Coluccia 1997 - 2000 Imerys Graphite & Carbon, Switzerland
Mr. Beat Rykart 1996 - 2000  
Dr. Martin Lanz 1999 - 2001 Meyer Burger AG, Switzerland
Mr. Andreas Blome 2000 - 2001  
Dr. Felix Joho 1993 - 2001 Folex, Switzerland
Dr. Dietrich Goers 2000 - 2003 Li-Tec Battery GmbH, Germany
Dr. Martin Bärtsch 2001 - 2003 Swissmedic, Switzerland
Ms. Sandra Peter 2002 - 2004  
Dr. Andrea Piotto Piotto 2000 - 2004  
Dr. Andreas Würsig 2002 - 2005 Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology, Germany
Dr. Hilmi Buqa 2002 - 2006 Leclanché SA, Switzerland
Dr. Michael Holzapfel 2003 - 2006 Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Germany
Prof. Dr. Laurence Hardwick 2003 - 2006 University of Liverpool, UK
Dr. Jens Vetter 2000 - 2006 BMW AG, Germany
Dr. Joachim Ufheil 2003 - 2007 Somont GmbH, Germany
Dr. Nicolas Tran 2006 - 2007 Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, Germany
Dr. Fabio Rosciano 2005 - 2008 Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Fabio La Mantia 2005 - 2008 University of Bremen, Germany
Dr. See How (Desmond) Ng 2006 - 2008 Imerys Graphite & Carbon, Singapore
Dr. Sau Yen (Sophie) Chew 2007 - 2008  
Dr. Anna Evans 2007 - 2008 BIOTRONIK AG, Bülach Switzerland
Mr. Werner Scheifele 1990 - 2009 Leclanché Lithium GmbH, Germany
Dr. Timothy Patey 2006 - 2009 ABB Switzerland Ltd, Switzerland
Ms. Chia-Ying Lu 2009 - 2009  
Dr. Jean-François Colin 2008 - 2010 CEA Liten, France
Dr. Pascal Maire 2006 - 2010 Renata AG, Switzerland
Dr. Franziska Simmen 2006 - 2010 Ems-Dottikon AG, Switzerland
Dr. Andreas Hintennach 2007 - 2010  
Dr. Heino-Harald Sommer 2009 - 2010 BASF SE, Germany
Ms. Tiphaine Poux 2010 - 2010 University of Strasbourg, France
Dr. Philippe Bernardo 2007 - 2011  
Dr. Wolfgang Märkle 2007 - 2011 Daimler AG, Germany
Dr. Holger Schneider 2009 - 2011 BASF SE, Germany
Dr. Pallavi Verma 2008 - 2011 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Dr. Vikram A. Godbole 2008 - 2011 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Dr. Sofía Pérez-Villar 2010 - 2011 University of Kent, UK
Dr. Tsuyoshi Sasaki 2009 - 2012 Toyota Central R&D Labs. Inc., Japan
Dr. Nuria Garcia-Araez 2011 - 2012 University of Southampton, UK
Dr. Michael Hess 2009 - 2013 ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Christa Bünzli 2012 - 2014  
Dr. Elias Castel 2012 - 2014  
Dr. Patrick Lanz 2010 - 2014 Apple Inc., USA
Dr. Peter Bleith 2011 - 2014 Liacon Batteries, Germany
Dr. Juan Luis Gómez Cámer 2011 - 2014 CIC Energigune, Spain
Ms. Iris Kovacsovics 2014 - 2015  
Mr. Ahmet Tezel 2014 - 2015 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dr. Leonie Vogt 2013 - 2016  
Dr. Hai-Jung Peng 2013 - 2016 BASF SE, China
Dr. Daniel Streich 2013 - 2016 Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG, Switzerland
Dr. Minglong He 2013 - 2016 Belenos Clean Power, Switzerland
Dr. Lucien Boulet 2013 - 2016  
Dr. Joana Conder 2013 - 2016 University of Mulhouse, France
Mr. Martin Reichardt 2013 - 2016 Deutsche Accumotive, Germany
Dr. Sebastian Schmidt 2013 - 2016 Bachem AG, Switzerland
Mr. Joel Cabanero 2016 - 2016  
Mr. Ryo Asakura 2016 - 2017 Empa, Switzerland
Mr. Christoph Junker 2010 - 2017 Axon Lab AG
Dr. Tiphaine Schott 2014 - 2017  
Dr. Sebastien Sallard 2011 - 2017 VITO NV, Belgium
Mr. Hermann Kaiser 2001 - 2017 Retired



Complete list of publications: Publications

  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of a Li–S battery: Part 2. Influence of separator chemistry on the lithium electrode/electrolyte interface J. Conder, C. Villevieille, S. Trabesinger, P. Novák, L. Gubler, R. Bouchet
    Electrochim. Acta 255, 379-390 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.09.148OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5413 , OG-5421
  • Cycling behavior of silicon-containing graphite electrodes, Part A: Effect of the lithiation protocol T. Schott, R. Robert, P.A. Ulmann, P. Lanz, S. Zürcher, M.E. Spahr, P. Novák, S. Trabesinger
    J. Phys. Chem. C 121 (34), 18423-18429 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05919OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • A new concept of an air-electrode catalyst for Li2O2 decomposition using MnO2 nanosheets on rechargeable Li-O2 batteries M. Saito, S. Kosaka, T. Fujinami, Y. Tachikawa, H. Shiroishi, D. Streich, E.J. Berg, P. Novák, S. Seki
    Electrochim. Acta 252, 192-199 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.08.183OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Colloidal synthesis and electrochemistry of surface coated nano-LiNi0.80Co0.15Al0.05O2 R. Asakura, P. Novák, R. Robert
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 164 (12), A2617-A2624 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.1431712jesOG-5410 , OG-5414
  • Comparative operando study of degradation mechanisms in carbon-based electrochemical capacitors with Li2SO4 and LiNO3 electrolytes K. Fic, M. He, E.J. Berg, P. Novák, E. Frackowiak
    Carbon 120, 281-293 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.05.061OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Improved electrochemical performances of Li-rich nickel cobalt manganese oxide by partial substitution of Li+ by Mg2+ S. Sallard, D. Sheptyakov, C. Villevieille
    J. Power Sources 359, 27–36 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.05.028OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Surface and morphological investigation of the electrode/electrolyte properties in an all-solid-state battery using a Li2S-P2S5 solid electrolyte X. Wu, M. El Kazzi, C. Villevieille
    J. Electroceram. 38, 1-8 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1007/s10832-017-0084-zOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5414
  • Elucidation of the reaction mechanisms of isostructural FeSn2 and CoSn2 negative electrodes for Na-ion batteries L.O. Vogt, C. Villevieille
    J. Mater. Chem. A 5, 3865-3874 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TA10535AOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Direct observation of lithium polysulfides in lithium–sulfur batteries using operando X-ray diffraction J. Conder, R. Bouchet, S. Trabesinger, C. Marino, L. Gubler, C. Villevieille
    Nature Energy 2, 17069 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1038/nenergy.2017.69OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5421
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of a Li–S battery: Part 1. Influence of the electrode and electrolyte compositions on the impedance of symmetric cells J. Conder, C. Villevieille, S. Trabesinger, P. Novák, L. Gubler, R. Bouchet
    Electrochim. Acta 244, 61-68 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.05.041OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5413 , OG-5421
  • Ligand influence in Li-ion battery hybrid active materials: Ni methylenediphosphonate vs. Ni dimethylamino methylenediphosphonate S. Schmidt, S. Sallard, D. Sheptyakov, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    Chem. Commun. 53, 5420-5423 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01982COG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Impact of cobalt content in Na0.67MnxFeyCozO2 (x + y + z = 1), a cathode material for sodium ion batteries C. Marino, E. Marelli, C. Villevieille
    RSC Adv. 7 (23), 13851-13857 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA00566KOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Fe and Co methylene diphosphonates as conversion materials for Li-ion batteries S. Schmidt, S. Sallard, D. Sheptyakov, M. Nachtegaal, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    J. Power Sources 342, 879-885 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.12.090OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • CuSbS2 as a negative electrode material for sodium ion batteries C. Marino, T. Block, R. Pöttgen, C. Villevieille
    J. Power Sources 342, 616-622 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.12.100OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • The counterintuitive impact of separator–electrolyte combinations on the cycle life of graphite–silicon composite electrodes T. Schott, J.L. Gómez-Cámer, Ch. Bünzli, S. Trabesinger, P. Novák
    J. Power Sources 343, 142-147 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.01.055OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Relationship between the properties and cycle Life of Si/C composites as performance-enhancing additives to graphite electrodes for Li-Ion batteries T. Schott, J.L. Gómez-Cámer, P. Novák, S. Trabesinger
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 164 (2), A190-A203 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0701702jesOG-5410 , OG-5413
  • MnSn2 negative electrodes for Na-ion batteries: a conversion-based reaction dissected L.O. Vogt, C. Villevieille
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 19116–19122 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TA07788AOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Elucidating the surface reactions of an amorphous Si thin film as a model electrode for Li-Ion batteries G. Ferraresi, L. Czornomaz, C. Villevieille, P. Novák, M. El Kazzi
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 (43), 29791-29798 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b10929OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5414
  • Mechanism of the carbonate-based-electrolyte degradation and its effects on the electrochemical performance of Li1+x(NiaCobMn1-a-b)1-xO2 cells H.-J. Peng, C. Villevieille, S. Trabesinger, H. Wolf, K. Leitner, P. Novák
    J. Power Sources 335, 91-97 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.10.031OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5413
  • FeSn2 and CoSn2 electrode materials for Na-Ion batteries L.O. Vogt, C. Villevieille
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 163 (7), A1306-A1310 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0791607jesOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • XPS study of the interface evolution of carbonaceous electrodes for Li-O2 batteries during the 1st cycle A. Guéguen, P. Novák, E.J. Berg
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 163 (13), A2545-A2550 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0351613jesOG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Operando neutron powder diffraction using cylindrical cell design: The case of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 vs Graphite L. Boulet-Roblin, P. Borel, D. Sheptyakov, C. Tessier, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (31), 17268-17273 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b05777OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Versatile approach combining theoretical and experimental aspects of Raman spectroscopy to investigate battery materials: The case of the LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 spinel L. Boulet-Roblin, C. Villevieille, P. Borel, C. Tessier, P. Novák, M. Ben Yahia
    J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (30), 16377–16382 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b04155OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Magnetically aligned graphite electrodes for high-rate performance Li-ion batteries J. Billaud, F. Bouville, T. Magrini, C. Villevieille, A.R. Studart
    Nature Energy 1, 16097 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1038/nenergy.2016.97OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Performance-enhancing asymmetric separator for lithium–sulfur batteries J. Conder, A. Forner-Cuenca, E. Müller Gubler, L. Gubler, P. Novák, S. Trabesinger
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 (29), 18822-18831 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b04662OG-5410 , OG-5413 , OG-5421
  • Influence of aqueous electrolyte concentration on parasitic reactions in high-voltage electrochemical capacitors M. He, K. Fic, E. Frąckowiak, P. Novák, E.J. Berg
    Energy Storage Mat. 5, 111-115 (2016)
    DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ensm.2016.06.001OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • On the correlation between electrode expansion and cycling stability of graphite/Si electrodes for Li-ion batteries J.L. Gómez-Cámer, Ch. Bünzli, M.M. Hantel, T. Poux, P. Novák
    Carbon 105, 42-51 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.04.022OG-5410
  • Pitfalls in Li-S rate-capability evaluation T. Poux, P. Novák, S. Trabesinger
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 163 (7), A1139-A1145 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0181607jesOG-5410
  • Decomposition of LiPF6 in high energy lithium-ion batteries studied with online electrochemical mass spectrometry A. Guéguen, D. Streich, M. He, M. Mendez, F.F. Chesneau, P. Novák, E.J. Berg
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 163 (6), A1095-A1100 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0981606jesOG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Online electrochemical mass spectrometry of high energy lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide/graphite half- and full-cells with ethylene carbonate and fluoroethylene carbonate based electrolytes D. Streich, A. Guéguen, M. Mendez, F. Chesneau, P. Novák, E.J. Berg
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 163 (6), A964-A970 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0801606jesOG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Effects of solvent, lithium salt, and temperature on stability of carbonate-based electrolytes for 5.0 V LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 electrodes M. He, L. Boulet-Roblin, P. Borel, C. Tessier, P. Novák, C. Villevieille, E.J. Berg
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 163 (2), A83-A89 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0201602jesOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412
  • Ageing phenomena in high-voltage aqueous supercapacitors investigated by in situ gas analysis M. He, K. Fic, E. Frąckowiak, P. Novák, E.J. Berg
    Energy Environ. Sci. 9, 623 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1039/c5ee02875bOG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Investigation of Li-Ion solvation in carbonate based electrolytes using near ambient pressure photoemission M. El Kazzi, I. Czekaj, E.J. Berg, P. Novák, M.A. Brown
    Top Catal 59, 628–634 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1007/s11244-015-0518-2OG-5410 , OG-5412 , OG-5414
  • Electrode-electrolyte interface characterization of carbon electrodes in Li-O2 batteries: capabilities and limitations of infrared spectroscopy D. Streich, P. Novák
    Electrochim. Acta 190, 753–757 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.12.061OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Size-resolved identification, characterization, and quantification of primary biological organic aerosol at a European rural site C. Bozzetti, K.R. Daellenbach, Ch. Hueglin, P. Fermo, J. Sciare, A. Kasper-Giebl, Y. Mazar, G. Abbaszade, M. El Kazzi, R. Gonzalez, T. Shuster-Meiseles, M. Flasch, R. Wolf, A. Křepelová, F. Canonaco, J. Schnelle-Kreis, J.G. Slowik, R. Zimmermann, Y. Rudich, U. Baltensperger, I. El Haddad, A.S.H. Prévôt
    Environmental Science & Technology 50 (7), 3425-3434 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05960OG-5410 , OG-5414
  • Visualization of 0-0 peroxo-like dimers in high-capacity layered oxides for Li-ion batteries E. McCalla, A.M. Abakumov, M. Saubanère, D. Foix, E.J. Berg, G. Rousse, M.-L. Doublet, D. Gonbeau, P. Novák, G. van Tendeloo, R. Dominko, J.-M. Tarascon
    Science 350 (6267), 1516-1521 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1126/science.aac8260OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Rechargeable batteries: Grasping for the limits of chemistry E.J. Berg, C. Villevieille, D. Streich, S. Trabesinger, P. Novák
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 162 (14), A2468-A2475 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0081514jesOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412 , OG-5413
  • Lithium chromium pyrophosphate as an insertion material for Li-ion batteries M. Reichardt, S. Sallard, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    Acta Cryst. B71, 661-667 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1107/S2052520615017539OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Lithium iron methylenediphosphonate: A model material for new organic–inorganic hybrid positive electrode materials for Li ion batteries S. Schmidt, D. Sheptiakov, J.-C. Jumas, M. Medarde, P. Benedek, P. Novák, S. Sallard, C. Villevieille
    Chem. Mater. 27 (23), 7889–7895 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b02595OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Concentration effects on the entropy of electrochemical lithium deposition: implications for Li+ solvation M.J. Schmid, J. Xu, J. Lindner, P. Novák, R. Schuster
    J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 13385-13390 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b07670OG-5410 , OG-5412 , OG-5413
  • Combined operando X-ray diffraction-electrochemical impedance spectroscopy detecting solid solution reactions of LiFePO4 in batteries M. Hess, T. Sasaki, C. Villevielle, P. Novák
    Nature Commun. 6, 8169 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS9169OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5413
  • Taming the polysulphide shuttle in Li–S batteries by plasma-induced asymmetric functionalisation of the separator J. Conder, S. Urbonaite, D. Streich, P. Novák, L. Gubler
    RSC Adv. 5, 79654 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1039/C5ra13197aOG-5410 , OG-5413 , OG-5421
  • Freeze-dryed LixMoO3 nanobelts used as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries: A bulk and interface study C. Villevieille, A. Gorzkowska-Sobas, H. Fjellvåg, P. Novák
    J. Power Sources 297, 276-282 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.07.082OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Consequences of electrolyte degradation for the electrochemical performance of Li1+x(NiaCobMn1-a-b)1-xO2 H.-J. Peng, S. Urbonaite, C. Villevieille, H. Wolf, K. Leitner, P. Novák
    J. Electrochem. Soc., 162 (13), A7072-A7077 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0061513jesOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5413
  • A low-temperature benzyl alcohol/Benzyl mercaptan synthesis of iron oxysulfide/iron oxide composite materials for electrodes in Li-ion batteries S. Sallard, E. Castel, C. Villevieille, P. Novák
    J. Mater. Chem. A 3, 16112 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1039/c5ta03155aOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • _In situ_ X-ray diffraction characterisation of Fe0.5TiOPO4 and Cu0.5TiOPO4 as electrode material for sodium-ion batteries P. Bleith, H. Kaiser, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    Electrochim. Acta 176, 18–21 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.06.105OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Structural changes and microstrain generated on LiNi0.80Co0.15Al0.05O2 during cycling: Effects on the electrochemical performance R. Robert, P. Novák
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 162 (9), A1823-A1828 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0721509jesOG-5410 , OG-5414
  • Electrochemical study of Si/C composites with particulate and fibrous morphology as negative electrodes for lithium-ion batteries J.L. Gómez-Cámer, H. Thuv, P. Novák
    J. Power Sources 294, 128–135 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.06.067OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Reversible Li-intercalation through oxygen reactivity in Li-rich Li-Fe-Te oxide materials E. McCalla, A.S. Prakash, E. Berg, M. Saubanère, A.M. Abakumov, D. Foix, B. Klobes, M.-T. Sougrati, G. Rousse, F. Lepoivre, S. Mariyappan, D. Foix, B. Klobes, M.-T. Sougrati, G. Rousse, F. Lepoivre, S. Mariyappan, M.-L. Doublet, D. Gonbeau, P. Novak, G. Van Tendeloo, R.P. Hermann, J.-M. Tarascon
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 162 (7), A1341-A1351 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0991507jesOG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Influence of graphite edge crystallographic orientation on the first lithium intercalation in Li-ion battery Ph. Bernardo, J.-M. Le Meins, L. Vidal, J. Dentzer, R. Gadiou, W. Märkle, P. Novák, M.E. Spahr, C. Vix-Guterl
    Carbon 91, 458–467 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.05.001OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Understanding inhomogeneous reactions in li-ion batteries: Operando synchrotron X-Ray diffraction on two-layer electrodes T. Sasaki, C. Villevieille, Y. Takeuchi, P. Novák
    Adv. Sci. 1500083 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1002/advs.201500083OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Understanding the roles of anionic redox and oxygen release during electrochemical cycling of lithium-rich layered Li4FeSbO6 E. McCalla, M.T. Sougrati, G. Rousse, E. Jämstorp Berg, A. Abakumov, N. Recham, K. Ramesha, M. Sathiya, R. Dominko, G. Van Tendeloo, P. Novák, J.-M. Tarascon
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (14), 4804–4814 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b01424OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Progress towards commercially viable Li-S battery cells S. Urbonaite, T. Poux, P. Novák
    Adv. Energy Mater. 1500118 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500118OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Surface/Interface study on full xLi2MnO3{middle dot}(1 - x)LiMO2 (M = Ni, Mn, Co)/graphite cells L. Boulet-Roblin, M. El Kazzi, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 162, 7, A1297-A1300 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0491507jesOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5414
  • Understanding the interaction of the carbonates and binder in Na-Ion batteries: A combined bulk and surface study L.O. Vogt, M. El Kazzi, E. Jämstorp Berg, S. Pérez Villar, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    Chem. Mater. 27, 1210-1216 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1021/cm5039649OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412 , OG-5414
  • Simultaneous in situ x‑ray absorption spectroscopy and x‑ray diffraction studies on battery materials: The case of Fe0.5TiOPO4 P. Bleith, W. van Beek, H. Kaiser, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 3466-3471 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1021/jp511042xOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Influence of conversion material morphology on electrochemistry studied with operando x-ray tomography and diffraction C. Villevieille, M. Ebner, J.L. Gómez-Cámer, F. Marone, P. Novák, V. Wood
    Adv. Mater. 27, 1676-1681 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403792OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5413
  • _In situ_ gas analysis of Li4Ti5O12 based electrodes at elevated temperatures M. He, E. Castel, A. Laumann, G. Nuspl, P. Novák, E.J. Berg
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 162, 6, A870-A876 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0311506jes]OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412
  • Activation mechanism of LiNi0.80Co0.15Al0.05O2: Surface and bulk operando electrochemical, differential electrochemical mass spectrometry, and X‑ray diffraction analyses R. Robert, Ch. Bünzli, E.J. Berg, P. Novák
    Chem. Mater. 27, 526−536 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1021/cm503833bOG-5410 , OG-5412 , OG-5413 , OG-5414
  • Towards a stable organic electrolyte for the Lithium oxygen battery B.D. Adams, R. Black, Z. Williams, R. Fernandes, M. Cuisinier, E. Jaemstorp Berg, P. Novák, G.K. Murphy, L.F. Nazar
    Adv. Energy Mater. 5, 1400867 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400867OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • MoS2 coating on MoO3 nanobelts: A novel approach for a high specific charge electrode for rechargeable Li-ion batteries C. Villevieille, X.-J. Wang, F. Krumeich, R. Nesper, P. Novák
    J. Power Sources 279, 636-644 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.12.129OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • MSnS2 (M = Cu, Fe) electrode family as dual-performance electrodes for Li–S and Li–Ion batteries C. Villevieille, P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1149/2.0121503jesOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Important aspects for reliable electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements of Li-Ion battery electrodes Ch. Bünzli, H. Kaiser, P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1149/2.1061501jesOG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Polyacrylate bound TiSb2 electrodes for Li-ion batteries J.L. Gómez-Cámer, P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.09.087OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • One-pot polyol synthesis of Pt/CeO2 and Au/CeO2 nanopowders as catalysts for CO oxidation F. Pilger, A. Testino, M.A. Lucchini, A. Kambolis, M. Tarik, M. El Kazzi, Y. Arroyo, M.D. Rossell, Ch. Ludwig
    J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 15, 5 (10), 3530-3539 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2015.9861OG-5410 , OG-5414
  • Differential electrochemical mass spectrometry study of the interface of xLi2MnO3·(1−x)LiMO2 (M = Ni, Co, and Mn) Material as a positive electrode in Li-Ion batteries E. Castel, E.J. Berg, M. El Kazzi, P. Novak, C. Villevieille
    Chem. Mater. 26, 5051-5057 (2014)
    DOI: 10.1021/cm502201zOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412 , OG-5414
  • Continuous synthesis of nickel nanopowders: Characterization, process optimization, and catalytic properties M.A. Lucchini, A. Testino, Ch. Ludwig, A. Kambolis, M. El Kazzi, A. Cervellino, P. Riani, F. Canepa
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.03.045OG-5410 , OG-5414
  • Elucidation of the reaction mechanism upon lithiation and delithiation of Cu0.5TiOPO4 P. Bleith, M. Valla, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    J. Mater. Chem. A 2, 12513-12518 (2014).
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TA01627KOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Combined in situ Raman and IR microscopy at the interface of a single graphite particle with ethylene carbonate/dimethyl carbonate P. Lanz, P. Novák
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 161, 10, A1555-A1563 (2014).
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0021410jesOG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Enhancement of the high potential specific charge in layered electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries R. Robert, C. Villevielle, P. Novák
    J. Mater. Chem. A 2, 8589-8598 (2014).
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TA12643AOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5414
  • Reducing mass transfer effects on the kinetics of 5V HE-NCM electrode materials for Li-Ion batteries C. Villevieille, J.L. Gómez-Cámer, M. Hess, P. Novák
    J. Electrochem. Soc 161 (6), A871-A874 (2014).
    DOI: 10.1149/2.067405jesOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5413
  • Bulk and surface analyses of ageing of a 5V-NCM positive electrode material for lithium-ion batteries C. Villevieille, P. Lanz, Ch. Bünzli, P. Novák
    J. Mater. Chem. A 2, 6488-6493 (2014).
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TA13112BOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412 , OG-5413
  • _Ex situ_ and in situ Raman microscopic investigation of the differences between stoichiometric LiMO2 and high-energy xLi2MnO3·(1–x)LiMO2 (M = Ni, Co, Mn) P. Lanz, C. Villevieille, P. Novák
    Electrochim. Acta 130, 206–212 (2014).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.03.004OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412
  • Novel electrochemical cell designed for operando techniques and impedance studies C. Villevieille, T. Sasaki, P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA46184JOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Importance of ‘unimportant’ experimental parameters in Li–S battery development S. Urbonaite, P. Novák
    J. Power Sources 249, 497-502 (2014)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.10.095OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Microcalorimetric measurements of the solvent contribution to the entropy changes upon electrochemical Lithium bulk deposition M.J. Schmid, K.R. Bickel, P. Novák, R. Schuster
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 13233-13237 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201305508OG-5410
  • A metastable b-sulfur phase stabilized at room temperature during cycling of high efficiency carbon fibre–sulfur composites for Li–S batteries C. Villevieille, P. Novák
    J. Mater. Chem. A 1, 13089-13092 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1039/c3ta13072jOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Antimony based negative electrodes for next generation Li-ion batteries J.L. Gómez-Cámer, C. Villevieille, P. Novák
    J. Mater. Chem. A 1, 13011–13016 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1039/c3ta12762aOG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5413
  • Electrochemical activation of Li2MnO3 at elevated temperature investigated by in situ Raman microscopy P. Lanz, C. Villevieille, P. Novák
    Electrochim. Acta 109, 426-432 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.07.130OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412
  • Circular in situ neutron powder diffraction cell for study of reaction mechanism in electrode materials for Li-ion batteries V.A. Godbole, M. Hess, C. Villevieille, H. Kaiser, J.-F. Colin, P. Novák
    RSC Adv. 3, 757-763 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1039/c2ra21526hOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Effect of metal ion and ball milling on the electrochemical properties of M0.5TiOPO4 (M = Ni, Cu, Mg)
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    Electrochim. Acta 93, 179-188 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.01.104OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Oxygen release from high energy xLi2MnO3.(1 x)LiMO2 (M=Mn,Ni,Co): Electrochemical, Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometric, in situ pressure, and in situ temperature characterization P. Lanz, H. Sommer, M. Schulz-Dobrick, P. Novák
    Electrochim. Acta 93, 114-119 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.01.105OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5412
  • Ammonolyzed MoO3 nanobelts as novel cathode material of rechargeable Li-ion batteries X.-J. Wang, R. Nesper, C. Villevieille , P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201200692OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Size controlled CuO nanoparticles for Li-ion batteries O. Waser, M. Heß, A. Güntner, P. Novák, S.E. Pratsinis
    J. Power Sources 241, 415-422 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.04.147OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Critical aspects in the development of lithium–air batteries N. Garcia-Araez, P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1007/s10008-013-1999-1OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Memory effect in a lithium-ion battery T. Sasaki, Y. Ukyo, P. Novák
    Nat. Mater. 12, 569–575 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1038/nmat3623OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Characterization of a model solid electrolyte interphase/carbon interface by combined in situ Raman/Fourier transform infrared microscopy S. Pérez-Villar, P. Lanz, H. Schneider, P. Novák
    Electrochim. Acta 106, 506-515 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.05.124OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Shrinking annuli mechanism and stage-dependent rate capability of thin-layer graphite electrodes for lithium-ion batteries M. Heß, P. Novák
    Electrochim. Acta 106, 149– 158 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.05.056OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy: Understanding the role of the reference electrode J.L. Gómez-Cámer, P. Novák
    Electrochem. Commun. 34, 208-210 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2013.06.0161OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • Influence of cut-off potential on the electrochemistry of M0.5TiOPO4 (M=Fe, Cu) synthesized by a new route P. Bleith, P. Novák, C. Villevieille
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 160, A1534-A1538 (2013).
    DOI: 10.1149/2.096309jesOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Chemical surface treatments for decreasing irreversible charge loss and preventing exfoliation of graphite in Li-ion batteries. P. Verma, T. Sasaki, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.03.140OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • A structural and electrochemical study of Ni 0.5TiOPO 4 synthesized via modified solution route. V. A. Godbole, C. Villevieille, H. H. Sommer, J. F. Colin, and P. Novák
    Electrochimica Acta 77 (2012) 244-249
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.05.094OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Formation of artificial solid electrolyte interphase by grafting for improving Li-ion intercalation and preventing exfoliation of graphite. P. Verma and P. Novák
    Carbon 50 (2012) 2599-2614
    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2012.02.019OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Influence of different electrode compositions and binder materials on the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries. H. Schneider, A. Garsuch, A. Panchenko, O. Gronwald, N. Janssen, and P. Novák
    Journal of Power Sources 205 (2012) 420-425
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.12.061OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Surface layer formation on Li1+xMn2O4 − δ thin film electrodes during electrochemical cycling F. Simmen, A. Foelske-Schmitz, P. Verma, M. Horisberger, Th. Lippert, P. Novák, C.W. Schneider and A. Wokaun
    Electrochimica Acta 56 (2011) 8539- 8544
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.07.046OG-5410 , OG-5411 , OG-5423
  • Hybridization of electrochemical capacitors and rechargeable batteries: an experimental analysis of the different possible approaches utilizing activated carbon, Li4Ti5O12 and LiMn2O4 D. Cericola, P. Novák, A. Wokaun, R. Kötz
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.07.032OG-5410 , OG-5413 , OG-5423
  • Mixed bi-material electrodes based on LiMn2O4 and activated carbon for hybrid electrochemical energy storage devices D. Cericola, P. Novák, A. Wokaun, R. Kötz
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.07.029OG-5410 , OG-5413 , OG-5423
  • Influence of graphite surface properties on the first electrochemical lithium intercalation. P. Bernardo, J. Dentzer, R. Gadiou, W. Märkle, D. Goers, P. Novák, M. E. Spahr, and C. Vix-Guterl
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2011.07.007OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Microwave-assisted solution synthesis of doped LiFePO 4 with high specific charge and outstanding cycling performance. I. Bilecka, A. Hintennach, M. D. Rossell, D. Xie, P. Novák, and M. Niederberger
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    DOI: 10.1039/c0jm03476bOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Reactions in the rechargeable lithium-O 2 battery with alkyl carbonate electrolytes. S. A. Freunberger, Y. Chen, Z. Peng, J. M. Griffin, L. J. Hardwick, F. Bardé, P. Novák, and P. G. Bruce
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    DOI: 10.1021/ja2021747OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • The influence of the local current density on the electrochemical exfoliation of graphite in lithium-ion battery negative electrodes. D. Goers, M. E. Spahr, A. Leone, W. Märkle, and P. Novák
    Electrochimica Acta 56 (2011) 3799-3808
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.02.046OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • A novel combinative Raman and SEM mapping method for the detection of exfoliation of graphite in electrodes at very positive potentials. A. Hintennach and P. Novák
    Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 42 (2011) 1754-1760
    DOI: 10.1002/jrs.2930OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Interplay between size and crystal structure of molybdenum dioxide nanoparticlesâ-synthesis, growth mechanism, and electrochemical performance. D. Koziej, M. D. Rossell, B. Ludi, A. Hintennach, P. Novák, J. D. Grunwaldt, and M. Niederberger
    Small 7 (2011) 377-387
    DOI: 10.1002/smll.201001606OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Morphology of the solid electrolyte interphase on graphite in dependency on the formation current. W. Märkle, C. Y. Lu, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1149/2.077112jesOG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Synthesis of a polymeric 2,5-di-t-butyl-1,4-dialkoxybenzene and its evaluation as a novel cathode material. P. Nesvadba, L. B. Folger, P. Maire, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2010.11.030OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Oxygen reactions in a non-aqueous Li + electrolyte. Z. Peng, SA. Freunberger, LJ. Hardwick, Y. Chen, V. Giordani, F. Bardé, P. Novák, D. Graham, JM. Tarascon, and PG. Bruce
    Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 50 (2011) 6351-6355
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201100879OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Electrochemical and spectroscopic characterization of lithium titanate spinel Li 4Ti 5O 12. H. Schneider, P. Maire, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.08.008OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Glassy carbon - A promising substrate material for pulsed laser deposition of thin Li 1+xMn 2O 4-δ electrodes. F. Simmen, M. Horisberger, B. Seyfang, T. Lippert, P. Novák, M. Döbeli, M. Mallepell, C. W. Schneider, and A. Wokaun
    Applied Surface Science 257 (2011) 5347-5353
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.11.176OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Concatenation of electrochemical grafting with chemical or electrochemical modification for preparing electrodes with specific surface functionality. P. Verma, P. Maire, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2010.11.055OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Continuous flame aerosol synthesis of carbon-coated nano-LiFePO4 for Li-ion batteries. O. Waser, R. Büchel, A. Hintennach, P. Novák, and S. E. Pratsinis
    Journal of Aerosol Science 42 (2011) 657-667
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2011.06.003OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Morphological and Structural Changes of Mg substituted Li(Ni,Co,Al)O2 during Overcharge Reaction. T. Sasaki, V. Godbole, Y. Takeuchi, Y. Ukyo, and P. Novák
    Journal of Electrochemical Society 158 (2011) A1214-A1219
    DOI: 10.1149/2.025111jesOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Study of Overcharge Behavior of Li1+x(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)1 xO2 Using In situ and Ex situ X ray Synchrotron Diffraction. V. A. Godbole, J. F. Colin, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1149/1.3607982OG-5410 , OG-5411
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    DOI: OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • A Review of the Features and Analyses of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase in Li-Ion Batteries. P. Verma, P. Maire, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2010.05.072OG-5410 , OG-5412
  • Characterization of bi-material electrodes for electrochemical hybrid energy storage devices D. Cericola, P.W. Ruch, R. Kötz, P. Novak, A. Wokaun
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2010.03.040OG-5410 , OG-5413 , OG-5423
  • Simulation of a supercapacitor / Li-ion battery hybrid for pulsed applications D. Cericola, P.W. Ruch, R. Kötz, P. Novák, A. Wokaun
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.10.104OG-5410 , OG-5413 , OG-5423
  • In situ neutron diffraction study of Li insertion in Li 4Ti 5O 12. J. F. Colin, V. Godbole, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2010.03.038OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Colorimetric determination of lithium-ion mobility in graphite composite electrodes. P. Maire, H. Kaiser, W. Scheifele, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2009.09.011OG-5410 , OG-5413
  • In situ X-ray diffraction study of different graphites in a propylene carbonate based electrolyte at very positive potentials. W. Märkle, J. F. Colin, D. Goers, M. E. Spahr, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2010.03.103OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Synthesis of a novel spirobisnitroxide polymer and its evaluation in an organic radical battery. P. Nesvadba, L. Bugnon, P. Maire, and P. Novák
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    DOI: 10.1021/cm901374uOG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Aspects of the surface layer formation on Li1+x Mn 2O4-δ during electrochemical cycling. F. Simmen, A. Hintennach, M. Horisberger, T. Lippert, P. Novák, C. W. Schneider, and A. Wokaun
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    DOI: 10.1149/1.3464798OG-5410 , OG-5411
  • Influence of metal layer coated glassy carbon substrates on the properties of PLD deposited Li1+xMn2O4-δ films. F. Simmen, T. Lippert, P. Novák, M. Horisberger, M. Döbeli, M. Mallepell, and A. Wokaun
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    DOI: OG-5410 , OG-5411
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    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2010.08.025OG-5410 , OG-5411


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