Water in action: from fundamental properties to renewable energy storage and beyond


Event details

Date 06.12.2022
Hour 15:0016:00
Speaker Vasily Artemov is a senior scientist in the Radenovic Lab at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He graduated with honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2007 and was awarded a Ph.D. from the Prokhorov Institute of General Physics of the Russia Academy of Sciences in 2010. Vasily is a physical chemist working on the fundamental properties of water in all its aggregation states. His broad research interests include the electrodynamics of water and ice, dielectric spectroscopy methods, nanofluidics, and electrochemical systems for energy generation and storage. His first monograph on the electrodynamics of water and ice was published with Springer last year.
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

No doubt, water is the most important yet poorly understood liquid. In this talk, I will present the latest knowledge on the atomic-molecular mechanics in water and ice based on broadband spectroscopic data from direct current to terahertz.
I will discuss the details of sub-picosecond dynamics in water.
I will show why the concept of a hydrogen-bonded network, which has been used to explain water properties over decades, can hardly address state-of-the-art experimental data. A particular reference will be given to the electrodynamic properties of aqueous interfaces relevant to biology, nanofluidics, and electrochemical power systems.
The perspective of environmentally-friendly energy storage will be discussed along with the peculiarities of the surface electrification of water in various chemical, geometrical, and thermodynamic conditions.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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