Li Air Battery

 Areas of research include, but are not limited to:

• Synthesis of nanostructured oxide catalysts/electrodes

• In situ studies of electrochemical reactions and chemical reactivity

• Novel electrode designs

• Solvent influence on redox potentials

• Nucleation and growth of Li2O2/Na2O

• In situ TEM studies of electrode-water interface

• In situ XANES of oxides

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Reversible Fuel Cells


Areas of research include, but are not limited to:

• New catalytically active electrodes

• Mixed ionic/electronic conduction

• Novel electrode templating

• Engineered solid electrolytes

• Model thin film cells

• Thick film cells

• Development of structured PEMFC active layers

• PEMFC prototyping and degradation studies

• Alternative means for depositing Pt and supports

• Stability under both fuel cell and electrolysis cell modes

• Investigate degradation modes

• Prototyping

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Advanced electrode materials
(LiMPO4, LiMBO3, Li2MPO4F, LiV2O5: high-voltages and/or high capacity)

Advanced electrolytes and solvent-electrode interfaces (SEI)
(for high-voltage batteries)

Multivalent ion batteries
(host structures and electrolytes for Mg-ion batteries)

Prototyping

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  • Novel microporous separators
    (porous PE films by a solid state manufacturing process)
  • New Proton Conductive Composite Membranes
    (specially designed for redox systems)
  • Prototyping:
    • Batteries with redox reactions of small molecules
    • Metal-free aqueous flow battery

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Development of nanostructured electrodes: select  electrode materials and electrolytes that prevent side reactions

Basic studies of oxygen electrocatalysis using in situ/in operandi tools . (XPS, Synchrotron radiation, XANES, TEM etc.)

Integrate theoretical studies and first principles calculations

 

 

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Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

  • New catalytically active electrodes
    ABO3/A2BO4 nanocomposites
    Nanostructured electrodes
  • Engineered solid electrolytes
    Interface/strain controlled
 
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Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

  • Development of structured PEMFC active layers.
    Self-organized micelles of fluorinated co-polymers
  • PEMFC prototyping and degradation studies.
    Alternative electrode materials and structuring
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Reversible Fuel/Electrolysis Cells

  • New stable electrodes
    Stability under both fuel cell and electrolysis modes
    Composite morphologies
  • Material selection and synthesis for fuel versatility
 

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