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PhD Thesis Proposal: Yiwen Zhang



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Electrolyte engineering for lithium/sodium metal batteries


The increasing energy demands of the society today have led to the pursuit of energy storage systems that can fulfil rigorous requirements like cost-effectiveness and high storage capacities. The electrolyte plays a vital role in deciding predominant battery capabilities such as energy density, rate performance, material stability, and the battery safety. Thus, electrolyte engineering is essential to optimize the cell performance for specific practical applications. In this work, high performance electrolytes were developed accordingly for lithium metal batteries and sodium metal batteries targeting at high capacity retention with high energy density materials and improved stability in harsh environments.

Thesis Committee

  • Weiyang Li, PhD (Chair)
  • Jifeng Liu, PhD
  • William Scheideler, PhD


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