The Development of Ultra-Thin Highly Conductive Glass Separators for Next Generation Solid-State Batteries

The ECS New England Section presents a free webinar on October 26, 2021, with Dr. Steve Visco (CEO & CTO, PolyPlus Battery Company) during the section’s regular Zoom meeting. The talk is co-hosted with the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy (NUCRET). 

Speaker: Steve Visco
PolyPlus Battery Company
Date: October 26, 2021
Schedule
1830h ET                    Check in, Social
1835-1915h ET           Talk by Dr. Steve Visco
1915h ET                    Q&A, Discussion
1930h ET                    Adjourn
Price: Free 

Registration
Email NUCRET@neu.edu to confirm your attendance.
Provide your name, affiliation, job title, email address, telephone number, and ECS membership status (member/non-member/student member).
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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 240th ECS Meeting Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers (PEFC&E) symposia-funded best poster and presentation awards!

Every meeting, ECS presents several awards of this type through the generous funding of individual symposium sponsors. Please take a moment to help celebrate the excellent work of the authors listed below.

If you missed the opportunity to view these presentations, there is still time! All presentations are accessible until November 7, 2021. Pre-registration is required.

Poster and presentation winners

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Raphaële J. Clément     
Professor
Materials Department
University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.  

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1300h ET
Sponsors: 
Hiden Analytical, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society Materials Letters, JEOL USA, Inc. 

The development of next-generation solid state ion conductors hinges on an understanding of microscopic diffusion mechanisms and the identification of roadblocks along macroscopic diffusion pathways (e.g., intragrain defects and grain boundaries). (more…)

Call for Papers

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a focus issue on molecular electronics. It also includes selected papers from the 10th International Conference on Molecular Electronics held from November 29–December 2, 2021, in Lyon, France. The first International Conference on Molecular Electronics (ElecMol) was organized in 2004. Three successful conferences in 2004, 2005, and 2006 led to scheduling this event biennially. Molecular electronics is a widely interdisciplinary field at the frontiers of chemistry, physics, biology, electronics, and their many interfaces. The design and use of electronic components and devices at the nanometer scale stands as a major challenge for the near future.

This virtual issue focuses on papers covering the following topics: 

  • Single Molecule Junctions: Memories and Switches
  • Large Area Junctions: Memories and Switches
  • Organic Electronics and Spintronics: Molecules and Devices
  • Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics: Molecules and Devices
  • 2D Systems, Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanosheets
  • Self-Assembly and Supramolecular Architectures
  • Scanning Probe Microscopies and Near Field Approaches
  • Carrier Transport and Device Theoretical Simulation and Modelling

Reviews, critical reviews, and perspective papers are welcomed. (more…)

Bo Zhang
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington, Seattle

Date: October 22, 2021
Time: 1300 – 1400h PST
Price:
There is no cost to register for this event.

The webinar is open to the public; ECS membership is not required.
You must preregister through ECS My Account.
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Hiroshi Imahori
Professor
Department of Molecular Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering
Kyoto University, Japan

Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 1000h ET
Sponsors:
Hiden Analytical, Gamry Instruments, BioLogic USA

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Shirley Meng
Professor
University of California, San Diego, U.S.

Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 1300h ET
Sponsors: Gamry Instruments, Hiden Analytical, Nor-Cal Products, BioLogic USA

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Amy C. Marschilok, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Institute for Electrochemically Stored Energy
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Adjunct Faculty, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University, U.S.

Energy Storage Division Manager and Scientist, Interdisciplinary Science Department
Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S.

Date: August 25, 2021
Time: 1300h EDT
Sponsor: Hiden Analytical

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Veronica Augustyn
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
University Faculty Scholar
North Carolina State University, U.S.

Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 1000h EDT
Sponsor: Hiden Analytical

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Ming Tang
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University, U.S.

Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 1000h ET
Sponsor: Hiden Analytical

During battery (dis)charging, lithium (de)intercalation in electrodes is usually spatially non-uniform across multiple length scales. Such a phenomenon is a major impediment to battery performance and life as it causes energy under-utilization and induces over-(dis)charging, etc. While reaction heterogeneity is often attributed to mass transport limitation, this talk highlights the important roles of thermodynamic factors including elastic energy and phase transformations, the understanding of which is important for the development of mitigation strategies. Through combined modeling and characterization, how stress could destabilize the lithium (de)lithiation front in single crystalline and polycrystalline intercalation compounds is elucidated. Also, a fundamental driving force for dendrite growth on the lithium metal anode during electrodeposition is provided. Stress relief thus offers a promising approach to improving reaction uniformity at the particle level. At the cell level, the reaction distribution that within the porous electrode is strongly influenced by how the electrode’s equilibrium potential varies with the state of charge, is discovered. Two types of prototypical reaction behavior emerge from common electrode materials with significant impact on the thick electrode performance. This finding leads to an efficient analytical model for optimizing battery configurations in place of common battery cell simulations. (more…)

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