End of Life Studies of Coated Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries

Electric vehicles have been adopted around the world as an alternative to combustion engine vehicles. It has been a focus for academic and industry research efforts to develop battery materials with reduced cobalt, but the removal of cobalt comes at a cost. Reduced cobalt often decreases the stability of these materials. Further improvements to the power and stability of materials with reduced amounts or no cobalt will require establishing scalable methods for incorporating custom coatings. This partnership will enable a further evaluation of large-scale techniques (e.g., kg scale syntheses) to prepare coated battery materials, including assessing their stability after their use within batteries.

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Kelsey Duncan
Faculty Supervisor: 
Byron D Gates
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British Columbia
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