At JCESR, we put a high priority on not only making big discoveries, but also sharing them with the scientific community to advance battery research. With more than 1,000 published scientific papers, our scientists thoroughly document our accomplishments, contributing to our library of fundamental science.

Recently Published Papers

Pan, C., Zhang, R., Nuzzo, R.G., Gewirth, A.A., “ZnNixMnxCo2–2xO4 Spinel as a High‐Voltage and High‐Capacity Cathode Material for Nonaqueous Zn‐Ion Batteries”, Advanced Energy Materials, May 16, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201800589. View
Baran, M.J., Braten, M.N., Montoto, E.C., Gossage, Z.T., Ma, L., Chenard, E., Moore, J.S., Rodriguez-Lopez, J., Helms, B.A., “Designing Redox-Active Oligomers for Crossover-Free, Non-Aqueous Redox-Flow Batteries with High Volumetric Energy Density”, Chemistry of Materials, May 15, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01318. View
Wang, H., Adams, B.D., Pan, H., Zhang, L., Han, K.S., Estevez, L., Lu, D., Jia, H., Feng, J., Guo, J., Zavadil, K.R., Shao, Y., Zhang, J-G., “Tailored Reaction Route by Micropore Confinement for Li–S Batteries Operating under Lean Electrolyte Conditions”, Advanced Energy Materials, May 10, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201800590. View

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  • Scientific Sprints: Speed Through Collaboration

    As an innovative twist on traditional project management, JCESR conducts “Sprints,” small teams of dedicated researchers formed to solve a select research challenge within 1-6 months. Using the Sprint approach, JCESR takes a single question from our catalog of prioritized scientific challenges and dedicates a… Read More

  • The Electrochemical Discovery Laboratory

    The Electrochemical Discovery Laboratory (EDL) — a key JCESR discovery tool located at Argonne — synthesizes high-quality materials for testing in beyond-lithium-ion batteries and characterizes their properties with state-of-the-art analytical techniques. Read More

  • The Electrolyte Genome Project

    Traditional chemistry relies on intuition and experience to select a few materials that might work well for new electrolytes. The Electrolyte Genome streamlines this process by evaluating thousands of materials by simulation on the computer and choosing the most promising few for synthesis in the… Read More

  • Water as a Catalyst – Improving how Batteries Function

    Anyone who has ever dropped a cell phone in the sink will tell you that electrical devices and water do not go together. However, a new study has shown that conventional wisdom may not hold on the molecular scale in some beyond-lithium-ion batteries. Read More

  • Techno-Economic Modeling -- Building New Battery Systems on the Computer

    JCESR is applying techno-economic models to project the performance and cost of a wide array of promising new battery systems before they are prototyped. The results from techno-economic modeling establish performance “floors” for discovery science teams looking for new anodes, cathodes, and electrolytes for a… Read More