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Cross-Facility Workshop C—Pushing the Boundaries of Energy Technology:  Materials Design for Battery Applications

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (all day)
Bldg. 401, Rm. A1100

Organizers: Elena Shevchenko (CNM), Mahalingam Balasubramanian (APS), and Mitra Taheri (Drexel University, representing EMC)

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Cross-facility workshops cover scientific themes and research topics spanning the scientific scope of all three user facilities.

Development of transformational battery technologies requires tailoring novel materials and/or incorporating new chemical processes. Energy storage devices are intrinsically complex with the relevant materials processes covering time-scales from picoseconds to years and length-scales from angstroms to millimeters.  Materials design in terms of morphology, chemical composition, size, structure, etc., can lead to advanced properties of lithium and beyond-lithium ion batteries, and new ways of electrode fabrication allowing ultrathin and flexible batteries. Advanced x-ray and electron microscopy methods have opened a new window by which vital structural and electronic properties of battery materials can be obtained at the appropriate spatio-temporal scales using a variety of spectroscopic, scattering and imaging techniques under real world operating conditions.  This workshop will focus on different aspects of nanomaterials and advanced characterization of battery materials under operando conditions.


The workshop report (PDF) summarizes each talk and the overall issues raised.


8:30 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
8:35 Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego)
Pathways to Design and Develop New Energy Storage Materials (abstract)
9:10 Bruce Dunn (University of California, Los Angeles)
Pseudocapacitive Properties of Nanostructured Transition Metal Oxides
9:45 Jason Croy (Argonne National Laboratory)
Challenges of Composite, High-Capacity, Lithium-ion Cathodes
10:05 Matthew McDowell (Stanford University)
Watching Batteries Work: Understanding the Electrochemical Lithiation of Silicon
Nanostructures with In Situ TEM
10:25 Break
10:50 Debra Rolison (Naval Research Laboratory)
Architecturally Rewriting Energy Storage—3D Zn and 3D Air Cathodes
11:25 Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University)
Two-dimensional Titanium-carbide-based Materials for Li-ion Batteries (abstract)
12:00 Maria Chan (CNM, Argonne National Laboratory)
Combining Advanced Characterization and First Principles Computation to Understand Surface and Interfacial Effects in Lithium Batteries (abstract)
12:20 Lunch
1:50 Jun Liu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Recent Progress in Na-Ion and Li-S Battery Chemistry (abstract)
2:25 Tim Fister (APS, Argonne National Laboratory)
Electrochemical Phase Stratification of Intermetallic Multilayers (abstract)
3:00 Andrea Paolella (University of Genova, Italian Institute of Technology)
Colloidal Synthesis of Ultrathin and High-performance Lithium Iron Phosphate and Lithium Iron Manganese Phosphate Nanoplatelets (abstract)
3:20 Break
3:40 Joy Andrews Hayter (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
Mesoscale Phase Distribution in LiFePO4 (abstract)
4:15 Gerald Seidler (University of Washington)
Nonresonant IXS of Critical Materials for Energy Sciences: Opportunities and
Instrumentation for the APS-U
4:50 Sanja Tepavcevic (CNM, Argonne National Laboratory)
Nanostructured Na-ion Full Cells
5:10 Closing remarks
5:20 Adjourn

Updated 06/17/13