Development of Advanced Battery Materials for Longer Life, Higher Energy Density Lithium Ion Batteries
As lithium-ion batteries continue to expand in use, new applications such as electric vehicles have increasing demands for higher energy density and longer life batteries. Improvements beyond the industry standards will be achieved using new, innovative materials that will result in increased performance. Through this project, the intern will work on synthesis and processing new anode and cathode materials and work to demonstrate improved performance of those materials in full Li-ion batteries. Specifically, the project will be focused on two primary areas of interest: silicon-graphite blends for increased energy density and cathode materials with improve cycling performance at high voltage with work on electrolyte systems for both materials.