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Chemistry and Characterizations of New Materials for Electrochemical Power Sources

Location

Sensors Electron Devices Directorate-FFP, Electrochemistry and Energy Sciences - FFP

RO# Location
AA.31.09.B7078 Adelphi, MD 207831197

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Xu, Kang conrad.k.xu.civ@mail.mil 301.394.0321

Description

This research opportunity involves both the development of new materials that are designed to improve the performances of the state-of-the-art power and energy devices and the efforts to understand the limiting factors that govern the chemistry and kinetics on fundamental level. The devices of interest include all advanced battery chemistries, while the focus will be on the synthesis and characterization of new electrolyte solvents/salts, novel fabrication of electrode materials through nano- and biotemplating techniques, as well as studies on the interface chemistry and mechanism. A wide spectrum of knowledge and skills are needed in these interdisciplinary fields covering chemistry, materials, and nanotechnology.

 

References

Xu, K: Chemical Reviews 114: 11503, 2014

Xu, K: Chemical Reviews 104: 4303, 2004

Cresce AV, et al: Nano Letters 14: 1405, 2014

Read JR, et al: Energy & Environmental Science 7: 617, 2014

Xu K, Cresce AV: Journal of Materials Chemistry (RSC) 21: 9849, 2011

 

Keywords:
Interface kinetics; Battery materials and characterization; Electrolyte; Electrochemical stability; Interface chemistry; Nanotechnology; Beyond-Li ion chemistries;

Eligibility

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