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EMC Workshop 9—Characterizing Energy Materials: Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 (all day)
Bldg. 402, E1100

Organizers: Carlos Alvarez (Northwestern U.; morning) and Yasuo Ito (Northern Illinois U.; afternoon)

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In the research of energy storage systems, the direct observation and characterization of fundamental processes that control the behavior of these complex systems at the nano and micron length scales is necessary to explain the collective system performance. This workshop will focus on using advanced techniques in electron microscopy and spectroscopy to characterize energy materials. This session will include areas such as batteries; solid oxide fuel cells; and energy catalyst.


8:00 Introductuctory Remarks
9:00 Dean Miller (EMC, Argonne National Laboratory)
Exploring Electrochemistry in Li-ion Batteries through Single-Particle Measurements:  A Platform for Multimodal and Operando Characterization
9:40 Jun Lu (Argonne National Laboratory)
In Situ Fabrication of Porous-carbon-supported α-MnO2 Nanorods at Room Temperature:
Application for Rechargeable Li-O2 Battery
10:10 Kyle Yakal-Kremski (Northwestern University)
Microstructural and Performance Evolution of LSM-YSZ Composite Electrodes with Thermal Treatments and under Switched Current Loadings (abstract)
10:40 Break
11:00 John Cumings (University of Maryland)
In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy of Lithium Storage in Nanomaterials (abstract)
11:40 Arnaud Demortiere  (Argonne National Laboratory)
In Situ Optical and Structural Studies of CdSe/CdS/Au Heterostructures
12:10 Lunch
1:45 EMC Capabilities for the Future / Annual EMC Users Meeting
4:00 Adjourn

Updated 04/23/13