Publications

Carbon October 30, 2018

Controlled electrochemical functionalization of CNT fibers: Structure-chemistry relations and application in current collector-free all-solid supercapacitors

E. Senokos, M. Rana, C. Santos, R. Marcilla and Juan J. Vilatela

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Carbon October 9, 2018

CNT fibres as dual counter-electrode/current-collector in highly efficient and stable dye-sensitized solar cells

Alfonso Monreal-Bernal, Juan José Vilatela and Rubén D. Costa

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Physica Status Solidi (a) June 12, 2018

Surface Chemistry Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Fibers by X‐Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Belén Alemán, Maria Vila Juan J. Vilatela

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ACS Applied Energy Materials June 12, 2018

Doping of Self-Standing CNT Fibers: Promising Flexible Air-Cathodes for High-Energy-Density Structural Zn–Air Batteries

Afshin Pendashteh , Jesus Palma, Marc Anderson, Juan J. Vilatela and Rebeca Marcilla

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The multifunctional nanocomposites group is interested in nanomaterials and the exploitation of their properties on a macroscopic scale. One of its main activities is the synthesis of macroscopic materials based on nanostructured building blocks, assembled in a way that potentiates stress and charge transfer processes at the nanoscale. The group investigates tailoring the structure of these hierarchical materials through combination with polymers, hybridisation with semiconductors and fine control of the building blocks at a molecular scale. Central to its research is a macroscopic fibre made up carbon nanotubes and produced continuously by spinning an aerogel of CNTs directly from the gas phase during their growth by chemical vapour deposition. Regarded as the next generation high-performance synthetic fibre, this material is already produced industrially and used in various industries including aerospace.

 

News

Juan José Vilatela receives “The Miguel Catalán Award” from Comunidad de Madrid November 15, 2018

Juan José Vilatela receives “The Miguel Catalán Award” from Comunidad de Madrid in a ceremony at Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Congratulations! 

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Congratulations to Juan José Vilatela November 5, 2018

We are happy to announce that our group leader, Juan José Vilatela, has been awarded with the “Miguel Catalán Award” for young researchers under 40 years old at Comunidad de Madrid. Congratulations!!

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Congratulations to Alfonso October 29, 2018

Congratulations to Alfonso for his PhD defense last friday! Nice research work about “Energy Harvesting Materials Based on Carbon Nanotube Fibre for Tough Electronics” supervised by Juan José Vilatela.

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