Zhengyuan wins the MSE PhD research award and MSE PhD paper award in the MSE annual award dinner. He presented the work on nanoporous electrolyte for efficient ion transport and stable lithium electrodeposition.
Zhengyuan et al. published paper in Advanced Energy Materials and selected as the cover story! The paper is a collaborative work with Prof. Yuan Yang, Michael Zachman, and Prof Koukoutis, systematically investigating the effect of nanoporous structure on lithium deposition and ion transport behavior.
Rahul and co-authors have recently published two papers about nanoparticle/polymer composites, in Langmuir and Macromolecules, respectively. Details can be found on the following links. Congratulations, Rahul!
Mukul Tikekar, Snehashis Choudhury, Zhengyuan Tu, and Lynden Archer's paper entitled 'Design principles for electrolytes and interfaces for stable lithium-metal batteries' has been published in Nature Energy and highlighted by CBE news!
Shuya Wei, Shaomao Xu, Akanksha Agrawral, Snehashis Choudhury, Yingying Lu, Zhengyuan Tu, Lin Ma & Lynden A. Archer's paper entitled 'A stable room-temperature sodium–sulfur battery' is published in Nature communication!
NSF staff interviewed Professor Lynden A. Archer after his recent talk on "Nanoscale organic hybrid materials and their application in next-generation energy-storage technologies" as part of the NSF Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
Snehashis Choudhury, Rahul Mangal, Akanksha Agrawal and Lynden Archer publish work on a highly reversible room-temperature lithium metal battery based on crosslinked hairy nanoparticles. The paper is published in Nature Communications and featured in Cornell CBE news.
The Carbon Nanomaterials Graduate Student Award honors graduate students whose research achievements, in the broad area of carbon nanomaterials, demonstrate a high level of excellence. Lin wins the 3rd prize of the award at AIChE 2015.
Zhengyuan Tu, Pooja Nath, Yingying Lu, Mukul Tikekar and Lynden Archer's paper 'Nanostructured Electrolytes for Stable Lithium Electrodeposition in Secondary Batteries' is publised in Accounts of Chemical Research.
The main bottleneck in the commercialization of lithium and sodium metal rechargeable batteries is the formation of metallic dendrites. Dendrites are ramified structures formed as a result of uneven plating of metal. Dendrites formed during batteries recharge can electrically bridge the anode and cathode within a battery, resulting in a short-circuit. This poses a risk of explosion as these batteries employ flammable, organic solvent-based electrolytes. The image shows dendritic short-circuit during the electrodeposition of copper using 0.12M CuCl2 in DMSO as electrolyte.
Akanksha won the Best Talk award at the CBE graduate research symposium. Congratulations! Her talk was titiled as "Structure, rheology, transport properties of self-suspended binary nanoparticle fluids".
Samanvaya Srivastava, Praveen Agarwal, Rahul Mangal, Donald L. Koch, Suresh Narayanan, and Lynden A. Archer publish in ACS Macro letters titled "Hyperdiffusive Dynamics in Newtonian nanoparticle fluids".
Archer is selected to present National Science Foundation 2016 distinguished lecture in Mathematical and Physical Science on Nanoscale Organic Hybrid Materials and their Applications in Energy Storage.
Lin Ma, Shuya Wei, Houlong Zhuang, Kenville Hendrickson, Richard G. Hennig and Lynden A. Archer publish paper 'Hybrid cathode architectures for lithium batteries based on TiS2 and sulfur' in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Yingying Lu, Mulkul Tikekar, Ritesh Mohanty, Kenville E Hendrickson, Lin Ma, and Lynden A. Archer publish paper 'Stable Cycling of Lithium Metal Baterries Using High Transference Number Electrolytes' in Advanced Energy Materials.
Yingying and Zhengyuan co-authored paper, titled as 'Stable lithium electrodeposition in liquid and nanoporous solid electrolytes', about lithium halide salt additives to prevent dendrite growth on Nature Materials, and was highlighted by Cornell Daily Sun!
Lin Ma, Houlong Zhuang, Yingying Lu, Surya S. Moganty, Richard G. Hennig and Lynden A. Archer publish paper 'Tethered Molecular Sorbents Enabling Metal-Sulfur Battery Cathodes' in Advanced Energy Materials. This paper is featured as the front cover of the journal.
Zhengyuan, Yu, and Yingying published paper about nanoporous laminated ceramic/polymer composite on Advanced Energy Materials! Title 'Nanoporous Polymer‐Ceramic Composite Electrolytes for Lithium Metal Batteries'.