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Redox Chemistry - From Molecules to Energy Storage

Olivier Fontaine

University of Montpellier

Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Montpellier, Institute Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, with a dual research profile in fundamental electrochemistry and chemistry of nanomaterials, Junior member of Institut Universitaire de France.


Homogeneous Electron Transfer Mixed Valence Molecule Spectroscopic Method Marcus Theory Proton Coupled Electron Transfer Intramolecular Electron Transfer Outer Sphere Molecular Electronics Band Theory Gerisher Model Lithium Diffusion Electrode Material

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Whether an enzyme reacts or a lithium battery charges, the core of these events is a similar reaction: redox chemistry. All in all, this chemical reaction presents a number of mysteries and questions depending on the viewpoint of the study. As a point of difference, the dynamics of the same particle, the electron, are expressed in such diverse ways the formalisms and equations. The formality connected with the electron transfer coupled to proton is prominent in an enzyme, while the quantification of conductance determines the formalism in molecular electronics, with the Landau Zener formalism. While band formalism in semiconductors predominates, it is not present in battery electrodes. That, then, suggests a means of reconciling or confronting the various methods of electron transfer. Building a unifying model, based on Marcus' theory (which earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1992) seems to be an almost impossible task. It's physically feasible, right? Anti-realist?

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Olivier Fontaine

University of Montpellier

Since 2012, I am Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Montpellier, Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, with a dual research profile in fundamental electrochemistry and chemistry of nanomaterials. After my doctorate studies in molecular electrochemistry, I earned multidisciplinary expertise through two post-doctorate positions at the College de France (Prof. Clément Sanchez) and the University of St Andrews (Prof. Peter G. Bruce, now Prof. in Oxford). Rich in these multidisciplinary approaches, I started my career as a young independent researcher, with the concern to know "how to use molecular electrochemistry to understand batteries and supercapacitors?" My scientific activity is marked by two important results: (1) The use of redox ionic liquids to increase the capacity of supercapacitors and (2) redox mediators in Li-air batteries.

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