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A new innovative high risk project funded by the IPGG - Flowing electrodes for energy management or water desalination

A new innovative high risk project funded by the IPGG - Flowing electrodes for energy management or water desalination
Water being an electronically insulating material, electronic conduction between two electrodes immersed in water is solely possible by directly wiring the two electrodes. Such a wiring can be obtained by dispersing electrically conductive particles that are connected and which form a so-called percolated network. The ability to conduct electrons in an aqueous media under flow opens new strategies in the area of energy management or water desalination. Here, Nicolas Bremond and his team propose to study a new concept of flowing electrodes having a high conductive area while easily flowing. The main objective of the project is to make a proof of concept of such a strategy.