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Guiliang Xu




    Guiliang Xu is currently a chemist in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his Bachelor (2009) and PhD (2014) degree at Xiamen University. He has over 10-years of research experience in designing and synthesizing multifunctional materials for energy storage (lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries and solid-state batteries) and utilizing cutting-edge characterization techniques to elucidate in-depth mechanistic understanding of the relationship between structures and performance, and to provide guidance and approaches to design and synthesize better battery materials with higher energy density and improved safety.

    Selected 10 Publications (Total publication: 100+; Google scholar citations: >7000, H-index 47, # equal contribution, *Corresponding author)

    Lithium-ion Batteries 

    1. Liu, X. (#); Xu, G. L.(#*); Kolluru, V. S.; Li, Q.; Zhou, X.; Liu, Y.; Yin, L.; Zhuo, Z.; Daali, A.; Fan, J.; Liu, W.; Ren, Y.; Xu, W.; Deng, J.; Hwang, I.; Ren, D.; Feng, X.; Sun, C.; Huang, L.; Zhou, T.; Du, M.; Chen, Z.; Sun, S.-G.; Chan, M.; Yang, W. (*); Ouyang, M. (*); Amine, K.(*) Origin and regulation of oxygen redox instability in high-voltage battery cathodes. Nature Energy2022, 7, 808-817.
    2. Xu, G. L. (#); Liu, Q. (#); Lau, K.; Liu, Y.; Liu, X.; Gao, H.; Zhou, X.; Zhuang, M.; Ren, Y.; Li, J.; Shao, M.; Ouyang, M.; Pan, F.; Chen, Z.; Amine, K.(*); Chen, G.(*), Building ultraconformal protective layers on both secondary and primary particles of layered lithium transition metal oxide cathodes. Nature Energy, 2019, 4, 484-494.
    3. Liu, X., Yin, L.; Ren, D.; Wang, L.; Ren, Y.; Xu, W.; Lapidus, S.; Wang, H.; He, X.; Chen, Z.; Xu, G. L.(*); Ouyang, M. (*); Amine, K.(*) In situ observation of thermal-driven degradation and safety concerns of lithiated graphite anode. Nature Commun. 2021, 12, 4235.
    4. Liu, X.; Xu, G. L.(*); Yin, L.; Hwang, I.; Li, Y.; Lu, L.; Xu, W.; Zhang, X.; Chen, Y.; Ren, Y.; Sun, C. -J.; Chen, Z.; Ouyang, M.(*) and Amine, K.(*) Probing the Thermal-Driven Structural and Chemical Degradation of Ni-rich Layered Cathodes by Co/Mn Exchange J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 19745-19753.

    Sodium-ion Batteries

    1. Xu, G. L.(*); Liu, X.; Zhou, X.; Zhao, C.; Hwang, I.; Daali, A.; Yang, Z.; Ren, Y.; Sun, C. J.; Chen, Z.; Liu, Y.(*); Amine, K. (*). Native Lattice Strain induced Structural Earthquake in Sodium Layered Oxide Cathodes. Nature Commun. 2022, 13, 436.
    2. Fu, F.; Liu, X.; Fu, X.; Chen, H.; Huang, L.; Fan, J.; Le, J.; Wang, Q.; Yang, W.; Ren,Y.; Amine, K.; Sun, S.-G.; Xu, G. L.(*). Entropy and crystal-facet modulation of P2-type layered cathodes for long-lasting sodium-based batteries. Nature Commun., 2022, 13, 2826.
    3. Xu, G. L.; Amine, R.; Xu, Y.-F.; Liu, J.; Gim, J.; Ma, T.; Ren, Y.; Sun, C.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, X., Heald, S.; Solhy, A.; Saadoune, I.; Mattis, W.; Sun, S.; Chen, Z.(*) & Amine, K.(*) Insights into the Structural Effects of Layered Cathode Materials for High Voltage Sodium-ion Batteries. Energy Environ. Sci. 2017, 10, 1677-1693.

    Lithium-Sulfur Batteries:

    1. Zhao, C.; Xu, G. L.(*); Yu, Z.; Zhang, L.; Hwang, I.; Mo, Y.-X.; Ren, Y.; Cheng, L.; Sun, C. -J.; Ren, Y.; Zuo, X.; Li, J.-T.; Sun, S.-G.; Amine, K.(*) and Zhao, T.(*). A high-energy and long-cycling lithium-sulfur pouch cell via a macroporous catalytic cathode with double-end binding sites. Nature Nanotechnol., 2021, 16, 166-173.
    2. Zhao, C.; Daali, A.; Hwang, I.; Li, T.; Huang, X.; Robertson, D.; Yang, Z.; Trask, S.; Xu, W.; Sun, C. J.; Xu, G. L.(*); Amine, K(*). Pushing lithium-sulfur batteries towards practical working conditions through cathode-electrolyte synergy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202203466.
    3. Xu, G. L.; Sun, H.; Luo, C.; Estevez, L.; Zhuang, M. H.; Gao, H.; Amine, R.; Wang, H.; Zhang, X.; Sun, C. J.; Liu, Y. Z.; Ren, Y.; Heald, S.; Wang, C. S.; Chen, Z.; Amine, K., Solid-State Lithium/Selenium-Sulfur Chemistry Enabled via a Robust Solid-Electrolyte Interphase. Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 1802235.
    Patents issued at Argonne
    • Gui-Liang Xu, Zonghai Chen and Khalil Amine. High performance layered cathode materials for high voltage sodium-ion batteries. US 10,325,730 B2. Date of Patent June 18, 2019.
    • Gui-Liang Xu, Zonghai Chen and Khalil Amine, Selenium-doped sulfur cathodes for rechargeable batteries. US 10, 601, 077 B2. Date of Patent Mar 24, 2020.
    • Gui-Liang Xu, Xiang Liu and Khalil Amine, Electroactive materials for secondary batteries. US 11, 394, 022 B2. Date of Patent July 19, 2022.