Energy Storage

Structure and ion dynamics in lithium and sodium-ion battery electrolytes.

Our group works on computational modeling and simulations on electrolytes for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. We examine properties of soft-solid cocrystalline battery electrolytes in collaboration with experimental groups of Professor Michael Zdilla and Professor Stephanie Wunder (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA). The experimental groups synthesize various soft-solid materials that are lithium or sodium ion salts co-ordinated with organic solvents such as N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), Adiponitrile, etc.

A) Lithium-ion battery electrolytes