Functional Materials for Energy
Transformational Strategies for Electrical Energy StorageMarch 01, 2013
The Physical Sciences Directorate conducts cross disciplinary research on electrical energy storage (EES) spanning from basic to applied efforts. Basic studies include mechanistic investigations, the identification and synthesis of promising materials, and the characterization of properties under battery operation. Applied studies address novel electrode and device design and fabrication. Complementing this EES research is the development of tools to characterize and model EES processes and devices. The need for enhanced characterization tools, for example, is pushing ORNL’s signature capabilities to new limits of resolution and sensitivity, with capabilities for in situ studies. This poster will highlight selected research that promises to transform our understanding or our approach toward the materials, chemistry, architecture, and fabrication of both current and future EES devices.