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Physical Sciences and Engineering

Electrochemical Energy Storage

Electrochemical Energy Storage research and development programs span the battery technology field from basic materials research and diagnostics to prototyping and post-test analyses.
Electrochemical Energy Storage Efforts

Our multidisciplinary team of world-renowned researchers are working to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of the U.S. battery manufacturing industry, transition the U.S. automotive fleet to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy.

We are building upon our historical leadership in battery research to create a broad research, development and demonstration program centered on advanced energy storage materials and systems for both mobile and stationary applications. We develop more robust, cost-effective and higher-energy density advanced lithium-ion and beyond lithium-ion battery technologies, using our science and engineering capabilities to develop storage materials that dramatically increase energy and power densities.

Research Group

Advanced Electrolyte Research

The Advanced Electrolyte Research Group seeks to develop new organic materials for next-generation electrochemical energy storage, such as electrolyte solvents, lithium salts, SEI formation additives, redox-active organic electrodes and polymer materials.
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Engineering Research

Engineering Research is a multi-disciplinary group focused on demonstrating the feasibility of advanced electrochemical energy storage materials and systems in real world applications.
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Interfacial Chemistry

The Interfacial Chemistry group studies the synthesis, structure, and transport properties of materials at the interface between electroactive materials and either a liquid or solid electrolyte.
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Materials & Modeling Support

The Materials and Modeling Support (M&MS) group is a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers focused on developing a better understanding of electrode design, their components, and its effect on electrochemical performance.
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Materials Research

The Materials Research group specializes in the synthesis and electrochemical characterization of advanced battery materials for a number of energy storage applications with a focus on transportation.
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Technology Development

The Battery Technology Development group focuses on developing advanced materials and battery systems for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle, electric vehicle, and consumer electronics applications.
Argonne team members  Rajeev Assary, Cong Liu, Badri Narayanan, Anh Ngo and Larry Curtiss.