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Nanoencapsulation for Energy Storage and Controlled Release

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Project "ENERCAPSULE" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙004˙500 €
 EC max contribution 2˙004˙500 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL UK (LIVERPOOL) coordinator 2˙004˙500.00


 Project objective

The main vision of the project ENERCAPSULE is the development of nanoencapsulation technologies based on switchable nanoscale barriers for novel generation of controlled energy storage and delivery systems. These systems will be based on the “smart” nanocontainers (size below 200 nm) loaded with the energy-enriched active components: materials for thermal energy (both latent and based on chemical reactions) storage and substances for bioenergy (ATP or its components) storage for synthetic biology platforms. First novelty of the proposed project is the protection of the nanoscaled energy-enriched materials against environment during storage and controlled release of the encapsulated energy on demand only using both inherent properties of nanocontainer shell or biomimetic nanovalves introduced as shell components. Another main objective of the project is to study the structure and surface-to-volume properties of the energy enriched materials dispersed and encapsulated on nanoscale. The questions of stability of energy nanomaterials, influence of the nanocontainer shell on their energy capacity, homogeneity and operation lifetime will be investigated. Polymer organic nanocapsules with hollow interior and mesoporous carbon nanoparticles are chosen in the project as main types of the nanocontainer scaffolds for energy-enriched materials due to their high loading capacity and potential to design their shells to attain them controlled permeability properties. At the end of the project, developed novel energy storage and delivery systems will be combined within one network having several mechanisms for release and uptake of energy, which can be activated depending on type and intensity of the external impact (demand). The potential applications of such multienergy storage systems will be tested by industrial companies supporting the project.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Polina A. Demina, Denis V. Voronin, Ekaterina V. Lengert, Anna M. Abramova, Vsevolod S. Atkin, Boris V. Nabatov, Anton P. Semenov, Dmitry G. Shchukin, Tatiana V. Bukreeva
Freezing-Induced Loading of TiO 2 into Porous Vaterite Microparticles: Preparation of CaCO 3 /TiO 2 Composites as Templates To Assemble UV-Responsive Microcapsules for Wastewater Treatment
published pages: 4115-4124, ISSN: 2470-1343, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b03819
ACS Omega 5/8 2020-04-15
2019 Bei Qian, Zhaoliang Zheng, Marios Michailids, Nicole Fleck, Matthew Bilton, Yan Song, Guoliang Li, Dmitry Shchukin
Mussel-Inspired Self-Healing Coatings Based on Polydopamine-Coated Nanocontainers for Corrosion Protection
published pages: 10283-10291, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b21197
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11/10 2020-04-15
2019 Zhaoliang Zheng, Jidong Jin, Jin-Chao Dong, Bo Li, Guang-Kui Xu, Jian-Feng Li, Dmitry G. Shchukin
Unusual Sonochemical Assembly between Carbon Allotropes for High Strain-Tolerant Conductive Nanocomposites
published pages: 12062-12069, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b06366
ACS Nano 13/10 2020-04-15
2019 Shuang Zhao, Frank Caruso, Lars Dähne, Gero Decher, Bruno G. De Geest, Jinchen Fan, Neus Feliu, Yury Gogotsi, Paula T. Hammond, Mark C. Hersam, Ali Khademhosseini, Nicholas Kotov, Stefano Leporatti, Yan Li, Fred Lisdat, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, Sergio Moya, Paul Mulvaney, Andrey L. Rogach, Sathi Roy, Dmitry G. Shchukin, Andre G. Skirtach, Molly M. Stevens, Gleb B. Sukhorukov, Paul S. Weiss, Zhao Yue,
The Future of Layer-by-Layer Assembly: A Tribute to ACS Nano Associate Editor Helmuth Möhwald
published pages: 6151-6169, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03326
ACS Nano 13/6 2020-04-15
2019 E. Shchukina, D. G. Shchukin
Nanocontainer-Based Active Systems: From Self-Healing Coatings to Thermal Energy Storage
published pages: 8603-8611, ISSN: 0743-7463, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00151
Langmuir 35/26 2020-04-15
2019 Elena Shchukina, Hongqiang Wang, Dmitry G. Shchukin
Nanocontainer-based self-healing coatings: current progress and future perspectives
published pages: 3859-3867, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc09982k
Chemical Communications 55/27 2020-04-15
2017 Shchukina, E.; Shchukin, D.G.; Grigoriev, D.
Effect of Inhibitor-Loaded Halloysites and Mesoporous Silica Nanocontainers on Corrosion Protection of Powder Coatings
published pages: , ISSN: 0300-9440, DOI: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2016.04.031
Progress in Organic Coatings, 2017, 102A, 60-65. 2019-06-06
2016 Felix De Castro, P.; Ahmed, A.; Shchukin, D.G.
Confined-Volume Effect on the Thermal Properties of Encapsulated Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage
published pages: 4389-4394, ISSN: 1521-3765, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201505035
Chemistry – A European Journal 2019-06-06
2016 Michael Graham, Elena Shchukina, Paula Felix De Castro, Dmitry Shchukin
Nanocapsules containing salt hydrate phase change materials for thermal energy storage
published pages: 16906-16912, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/C6TA06189C
J. Mater. Chem. A 4/43 2019-06-06
2017 Zheng, Z.; Chang, Z.; Xu, G.-K.; McBride, F.; Ho, A.; Zhuola, Z.; Michailidis, M.; Li, W.; Raval, R.; Akhtar, R.; Shchukin, D.G.
Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials in Solar-Thermal Conversion Systems: Understanding Geometry-Dependent Heating Efficiency and System Reliability
published pages: , ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07126
ACS Nano, 11, 721-729. 2019-06-06
2016 Dmitry Grigoriev, Elena Shchukina, Dmitry G. Shchukin
Nanocontainers for Self-Healing Coatings
published pages: 1600318, ISSN: 2196-7350, DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600318
Advanced Materials Interfaces 2019-06-06
2016 Zhaoliang Zheng, Jidong Jin, Guang-Kui Xu, Jianli Zou, Ulrike Wais, Alison Beckett, Tobias Heil, Sean Higgins, Lunhui Guan, Ying Wang, Dmitry Shchukin
Highly Stable and Conductive Microcapsules for Enhancement of Joule Heating Performance
published pages: 4695-4703, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b01104
ACS Nano 10/4 2019-06-06
2018 Elena Shchukina, Dmitry Shchukin, Dmitry Grigoriev
Halloysites and mesoporous silica as inhibitor nanocontainers for feedback active powder coatings
published pages: 384-389, ISSN: 0300-9440, DOI: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2015.12.013
Progress in Organic Coatings 123 2019-04-19
2018 E. M. Shchukina, M. Graham, Z. Zheng, D. G. Shchukin
Nanoencapsulation of phase change materials for advanced thermal energy storage systems
published pages: 4156-4175, ISSN: 0306-0012, DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00099A
Chemical Society Reviews 47/11 2019-04-19
2018 Xiaolei Zhu, Dmitry Shchukin
Crystallohydrate Loaded Halloysite Nanocontainers for Thermal Energy Storage
published pages: 1800618, ISSN: 1438-1656, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201800618
Advanced Engineering Materials 2019-04-19

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