The NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) is an effort being led by Binghamton University, and includes as partners Rutgers University , Argonne National Laboratory, Cambridge University, MIT, the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of California at San Diego. The Center will support basic research in the design of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries (LiBs), which requires both the development of new chemistries and the fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical processes that occur in these complex systems.
The mission of the Center is to develop and understanding of how key electrode reactions occur, and how they can be controlled to improve electrochemical performance, from the atomistic level to the macroscopic level through the life-time of the operating battery. Three thrust areas have been established, intercalation materials, transport in mesoscale systems and one cross-cutting on characterization, in order to achieve the Center's goals.
The Four-year Goals of the Center are: -Close the gap between the theoretical and practical energy density for intercalation compounds. -Attain reversible multi-electron transfer in a cathode material using lithium. -Understand performance limiting transport in positive electrode structures from the local through the meso to the macroscale. -Enable new chemistries involving electrode systems that were previously considered intractable for use in batteries.
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Submissions from 2017
Near-edge X-ray Refraction Fine Structure Microscopy, Maryam Farmand, Richard Celestre, Peter Denes, A. L. David Kilcoyne, Stefano Marchesini, Howard Padmore, Tolek Tyliszczak, Tony Warwick, Xiaowen Shi, James Lee, Young-Sang Yu, Jordi Cabana, John Joseph, Harinarayan Krishnan, Talita Perciano, Filipe R. N. C. Maia, and David A. Shapiro
Direct observation of ion dynamics in supercapacitor electrodes using in situ diffusion NMR spectroscopy, Alexander C. Forse, John M. Griffin, Céline Merlet, Javier Carretero-Gonzalez, Abdul-Rahman O. Raji, Nicole M. Trease, and Clare P. Grey
Charge Attachment Induced Transport – Bulk and Grain Boundary Diffusion of Potassium in PrMnO3, Johannes Martin, Melanie Gräf, Thilo Kramer, Christian Jooss, Min-Ju Choe, Katsuyo Thornton, and Karl-Michael Weitzel
High-efficiency in situ resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (iRIXS) endstation at the Advanced Light Source, Ruimin Qiao, Qinghao Li, Zengqing Zhuo, Shawn Sallis, Oliver Fuchs, Monika Blum, Lothar Weinhardt, Clemens Heske, John Pepper, Michael Jones, Adam Brown, Adrian Spucces, Ken Chow, Brian Smith, Per- Anders Glans, Yanxue Chen, Shishen Yan, Feng Pan, Louis F. J. Piper, Jonathan Denlinger, Jinghua Guo, Zahid Hussain, Yi-De Chuang, and Wanli Yang
Visualization of electrochemical reactions in battery materials with X-ray microscopy and mapping, Mark Wolf, Brian M. May, and Jordi Cabana
Submissions from 2016
The thermodynamic stability of intermediate solid solutions in LiFePO4 nanoparticles, A. Abdellahi, O. Akyildiz, R. Malik, K. Thornton, and G. Ceder
Thermal Stability and Reactivity of Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries, Yiqing Huang, Yuh-Chieh Lin, David M. Jenkins, Natasha A. Chernova, Youngmin Chung, Balachandran Radhakrishnan, Iek-Heng Chu, Jin Fang, Qi Wang, Fredrick Omenya, Shyue Ping Ong, and M. Stanley Whittingham
Visualization of the Phase Propagation within Carbon-Free Li4Ti5O12 Battery Electrodes, Chunjoong Kim, Young-Sang Yu, Benjamin Moyon, Chutchamon Sirisopanaporn, Thomas J. Richardson, and Jordi Cabana
A radially accessible tubular in situ X-ray cell for spatially resolved operando scattering and spectroscopic studies of electrochemical energy storage devices, Hao Liu, Phoebe K. Allan, Olaf J. Borkiewicz, Charles Kurtz, Clare P. Grey, Karena W. Chapman, and Peter J. Chupas
The stability of prismatic and octahedral coordination in layered oxides and sulfides intercalated with alkali and alkaline-earth metals, Maxwell Radin and Anton Van der Ven
Stacking sequence changes and Na ordering in layered intercalation materials, Julija Vinckeviciute, Maxwell D. Radin, and Anton Van der Ven