Battery Materials

Enormous progress has been made in the last decade in battery technology largely driven by the consumer electronics. Advanced battery technology often employs nanostructured and hybrid materials for increased charge/discharge cycle numbers and longer lifetime and increased capacity. The materials development for optimized battery electrodes requires the ability to study the chemical processes during charging and discharging under in-operando conditions to understand operation and failure mechanisms and to design improved battery electrodes on a knowledge base.

Highlighted topics:

  • Characterization of cathode materials of Li-S batteries
  • Electric double layer (EDL)