In the News 2022

The Future of Energy Storage
Lab Manager
March 2, 2022
In this Q&A, JCESR Director George Crabtree discusses the latest developments in energy storage.

New High-Performance Solid-State Battery Swaps Indium For Scandium
February 21, 2022
Research scientist Linda Nazar of the University of Waterloo has developed a new chloride-based electrolyte.

Q&A: Could magnesium be a battery future? JCESR chemist Brian Ingram weighs in
Argonne National Laboratory
February 15, 2022
An abundant element could hold the key to high-energy batteries.

Chlorine-Based Solid-State Electrolyte for Lithium-Ion Batteries Offers Enhanced Performance
February 15, 2022
New battery material offers promise for the development of all-solid batteries.

Researchers show that layered calcium transition metal oxides can be promising cathode materials for Ca-ion batteries
Green Car Congress
February 10, 2022
Out of several candidates that could replace Li in rechargeable batteries, calcium (Ca) stands out as a promising metal.

The Midwest’s auto industry must collaborate or lose out to Elon Musk
Yahoo! News
February 2, 2022
Between remaining production and a heavy concentration of highly skilled design, research and development, and product engineering talent, the Midwest is still a heavyweight.


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  • JCESR Spotlight: Bob Jin Kwon, A Postdoc with Passion and Perseverance

    Argonne recognizes Kwon’s contributions to battery science with the Postdoctoral Performance Award. Article authored by: Michael Matz, Argonne Associate Bob Jin Kwon likes a good challenge, particularly when it comes to developing completely new kinds of batteries. “Developing new battery technologies is very challenging,” said … Read More

  • JCESR Spotlight: Lily Robertson Recognized for Her Contributions to Battery Research

    Argonne’s Postdoctoral Performance Award recognizes scientific achievements, leadership, and collaboration. Article authored by: Michael Matz, Argonne Associate Since her early days growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Lily Robertson has always wanted to help make the world a better place. “For as … Read More

  • Understanding fluorine-free electrolytes via small-angle X-ray scattering

    We compare the solvation phenomenon of sodium tetraphenylborate (NaBPh4) salt dissolved in organic solvents of propylene carbonate (PC), 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME), acetonitrile (ACN) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) by SAXS/WAXS measurement and MD simulation. Read More

  • Navigating the Minefield of Battery Literature

    This is an invited perspective aiming to help researchers new to the field of battery research to circumvent certain recurring misconceptions and inaccuracies in the current battery literature. It covers the electrolyte ideality and practical situation in batteries, the difficulty in accurately determining ion transference … Read More

  • Quantifying Lithium Ion Exchange in Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) on Graphite Anode Surfaces

    By using Li isotopic labelling of SEIs and electrolytes followed by time-of-flight secondary-ion mass spectroscopy and solid-state NMR analyses, we found that the majority of Li+ “immobilized” in the chemical ingredients were exchanged after 1 SEI formation cycle. Ion exchange by diffusion based on concentration … Read More