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All-Solid-State Li Batteries: Synthesis and In Situ TEM

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B7911 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Bendersky, Leonid A. leonid.bendersky@nist.gov 301.975.6167

Description

Thin film-based all-solid-state batteries hold technological promises for applications such as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), smart cards, microsensors, and biochips. Thin film electrodes, especially epitaxial, can be utilized as model systems to study details of electrochemical processes on an atomic scale by TEM. There are three objective of this project: (1) to develop PLD synthesis of oxide-base thin film Li-ion batteries with solid electrolytes; (2) evaluate electrochemical, electrical, and structural properties of these batteries; and (3) extract from the batteries samples suitable to conduct in situ TEM observations to correlate electrical measurements with structural/interfacial changes. In addition, we are studying complex alloys for a new generation of Ni-MH batteries based on the electrochemical formation of hydrides.

 

Keywords:
Functional thin film; All-solid Li batteries; In situ TEM; Solid electrolytes; Cathodes for Li-ion and other batteries;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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