Mie Møller Storm, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO), synthesised from GO, has a promising future in fields ranging from electronics to energy technologies. We are investigating rGO as porous air electrodes in lithium-air batteries, which have potential to reach energy densities many times higher than for present day batteries. Small changes in the GO synthesis affects properties such as intercalated water and surface functionalities, and changes in the thermal reduction routes causes changes in the deoxygenation process. The synthesis mechanism of GO by the modified Hummers method and subsequent controlled thermal reduction to produce rGO is still unknown. We present the in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) of the two syntheses.
 T.N. Blanton, D. Majumdar, Powder Diff., 27 (2012) 104-107.
 M.M. Storm, M. Overgaard, R. Younesi, N.E.A. Reeler, T. Vosch, U.G. Nielsen, K. Edström, P. Norby, Carbon, (2014, submitted).
 A. Ganguly, S. Sharma, P. Papakonstantinou, J. Hamilton, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (2011) 17009-17019.
Mie Møller Storm is a Ph.D. student at the Energy Conversion department at The Technical University of Denmark, where she is studying cathodes for Li-air batteries with primary focus on different graphene materials and in situ X-ray diffraction studies of capillary batteries.