New webinar (BioLogic US): Does Mg2+ reversibly intercalate into transition metal oxides? Registration & AbstractLatest updated: September 30, 2021
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Does Mg2+ reversibly intercalate into transition metal oxides?
Thursday, November 11 @ 12 pm EST
Li-ion batteries hold the commanding heights of energy storage today. In a quest to further boost energy density, interest exists in batteries that couple an Mg metal anode and an oxide cathode that can intercalate Mg2+ ions. Before devices are built, experimental verification of intercalation in the oxide is indispensable because competing reactions that are not productive for storage often interfere. The challenge with such a goal is that no standardized electrochemical cell exists for these reactions, which creates uncertainty in the interpretation of signals, particularly when it comes to establishing faradaic efficiencies. Overcoming this uncertainty requires secondary analysis of key electrochemical states through a combination of tools providing information at different scales. The aim of this talk is to lay the groundwork to answer this foundational question, which holds the key to any technological hope.
Jordi Cabana is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to his appointment at UIC, he was a Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA), from 2008 until 2013. Prof. Cabana completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (Spain) in 2004 and worked in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University (USA) as a postdoctoral associate. He is generally interested in the electrochemistry of inorganic materials, with an emphasis on redox and transport properties.