Leuven | More than two weeks ago
The working potential of the cell is affected by the position of the bonding and antibonding orbitals of the M-O bond. By exchanging the oxygen atoms by another element or group of elements the working potential can be increased. Polyanionic cathode materials, which contain e.g. -SiO4, -VO4, or -PO4 groups, can boast the working potential above 5V vs. Li+/Li, and are as such ideal candidates for the next generation of active materials for Li-ion cathodes.
For this research topic, you will synthesize and characterize next generation battery cathode materials using a plethora of deposition (PVD, CVD, and solution based deposition techniques) and characterization techniques (ERD, RBS, ). You will work in the fast-growing Energy Storage and Conversion Team at , and will build on years of experience in Li-ion batteries.
Type of project: Thesis, Internship
Duration: 1 year
Required degree: Master of Engineering Science
Required background: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Louis De Taeye (Louis.DeTaeye@imec.be)
Only for self-supporting students.