Ions, Electrons, and Phonons: on the movement of charge through solids

Li-ion batteries are ubiquitous; powering our cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers. Yet, fundamentally, we’ve exclusively relied on materials that adopt the same ordered rock salt structure type for over 20 years. What makes these materials so special and why is it so hard to move past them? This talk will present work our group has done to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental structural and compositional requirements to move Li-ions through densely packed solids.

Division(s): Inorganic, Materials

Speaker: Brent Melot

Speaker Institution: USC

Event Date: 01-30-2018

Event Time: 4:00 PM

Event Location: Chemistry A101

Mixer Time: 3:45 PM

Mixer Location: Chemistry B101E

Host: J. Neilson