Xiao-Guang Sun

Xiao-Guang Sun

Bio

B. E. Jilin Institute of Engineering Polymer Materials 1991
M. Sc. Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Polymer Chemistry 1994
Ph. D. Arizona State University Chemistry 2001
Postdoctoral Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Polymer electrolytes 2002-04

Awards

• 2014 R&D 100 Award for developing portable aluminum deposition system (PADS)
• 2014 Significant Achievement Award, Chemical Sciences Division, ORNL
• 2012 R&D 100 Award for developing HiCap. Adsorbents
• 2012 Significant Achievement Award, Chemical Sciences Division, ORNL
• 2011 Significant Achievement Award, Chemical Sciences Division, ORNL
• 2007 Discovering Excellence Award Arizona Technology Enterprises and Arizona State University

Publications

1. P. F. Zhang, M. T. Li, B. L. Yang, Y. X. Fang, X. G. Jiang, G. M. Veith, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Polymerized Ionic Networks with High Charge Density Quasi-Solid Electrolytes in Lithium Metal Batteries, Adv. Mater., (2015), in press. 10.1002/adma.201502855
2. Y. X. Fang, X. G. Jiang, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, New ionic liquids based on the complexation of dipropyl sulfide and AlCl3 for electrodeposition of aluminum, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 13286 - 13289.
3. S. Wan, X. G. Jiang, B. K. Guo, S. Dai, J. B. Goodenough, X. G. Sun, , A stable fluorinated and alkylated lithium malonatoborate salt for lithium ion battery application, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51(48), 9817-9820.
4. J. S. Zhang, Y. Bai, X. G. Sun, Y. C. Li, B. K. Guo, J. H. Chen, G. M. Veith, D. K. Hensley, M. P. Paranthaman, J. B. Goodenough, S. Dai, Superior Lithium Conductive Solid-like Electrolytes: Nanoconfining Liquids within the Hollow Structures, Nano Letters, 2015, 15(5), 3398-3402.
5. Y. X. Fang, K. Yoshii, X. G. Jiang, X. G. Sun, T. Tsuda, N. Mehio, S. Dai, An AlCl3 based ionic liquid with a neutral substituted pyridine ligand for electrochemical deposition of aluminum, Electrochimica Acta, 2015, 160, 82-88.
6. C. Liao, B. K. Guo, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Synergistic Effects of Mixing Sulfone and Ionic Liquid as Safe Electrolytes for Lithium Sulfur Batteries, ChemSusChem (2015), 8(2), 353-360.
7. Y. Yue, X. G. Sun, R. T. Mayes, J. Kim, P. F. Fulvio, Z. Qiao, S. Brown, C. Tsouris, Y. Oyola and S. Dai, Sci. China: Chem., 2013, 56, 1510–1515.
8. R. R. Unocic, X. G. Sun, R. L. Sacci, L. A. Adamczyk, D. H. Alsem, S. Dai, N. J. Dudney, K. L. More, Direct Visualization of Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation in Lithium-Ion Batteries with In Situ Electrochemical Transmission Electron Microscopy, Microscopy and Microanalysis (2014), 20(4), 1029-1037.
9. B. K. Guo, X. Q. Yu, X. G. Sun, M. F. Chi, Z. A. Qiao, J. Liu, Y. S. Hu, X. Q. Yang, J. B. Goodenough, S. Dai, A long-life lithium-ion battery with a highly porous TiNb2O7 anode for large-scale electrical energy storage, Energy & Environmental Sci. (2014), 7(7), 2220-2226.
10. X. G. Sun, C. Liao, L. Baggetto, B. K. Guo, R. R. Unocic, G. M. Veith, S. Dai, Bis(fluoromalonato)borate (BFMB) Anion Based Ionic Liquid As an Additive for Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 7606–7614.
11. H. B. Xing, C. Liao, Q. W. Yang, G. M. Veith, B. K. Guo, X. G. Sun, Q. Ren, Y.-S. Hu, S. Dai, Ambient Lithium-SO2 Batteries with Ionic Liquids as Electrolytes, Angew. Chem. Intern. Ed. (2014), 53(8), 2099-2103.
12. J. W. Freiderich, E. Wanigasekara, X. G. Sun, R. A. Meisner, H. M. Meyer III, H. M. Luo, L. H. Delmau, S. Dai, B. A. Moyer, Direct Electrodeposition of UO2 from Uranyl Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Dissolved in1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Room Temperature Ionic Liquid System, Electrochmica Acta, 2014, 115, 630-638.
13. C. Liao, K. S. Han, L. Baggetto, D. A. Hillesheim, R. Custelcean, E. S. Lee, B. K. Guo, Z. H. Bi, D. E. Jiang, G. M. Veith, E. W. Hagaman, G. M. Brown, C. Bridges, M. P. Paranthaman, A. Manthiram, S. Dai, X. G. Sun, Synthesis and Characterization of Lithium Bis(fluoromalonato)borate (LiBFMB) for Lithium Ion Battery Applications, Adv. Energy Mater. (2014), 4, 1301368 (1-12).
14. Z. H. Bi, M. P. Paranthaman, B. K. Guo, R. R. Unocic, H. M. Meyer III, C. A. Bridges, X. G. Sun and S. Dai, High performance Cr, N-codoped mesoporous TiO2 microspheres for lithium-ion batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 1818-1824
15. C. Liao, B. K. Guo, D. E. Jiang, R. Custelcean, S. M. Mahurin, X. G. Sun, and S. Dai, Highly Soluble Alkoxide Magnesium Salts for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, (2014), 2, 581-584.
16. Y. F. Yue, R. T. Mayes, J. Kim, P. F. Fulvio, X. G. Sun, C. Tsouris, J. Chen, S. Brown, S. Dai, Seawater Uranium Sorbents: Preparation from a Mesoporous Copolymer Initiator by Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization, Angew. Chem. Intern. Ed. (2013), 52(50), 13458-13462.
17. C. Liao, R. Liu, X. S Hou, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Easy synthesis of poly(ionic liquid) for use as a porous carbon precursor, New Carbon Mater. 2013, 29(1): 78–80.
18. P. F. Fulvio, G. M. Veith, J. L. Adcock, S. S. Brown, R. T. Mayes, X. Q. Wang, S. M. Mahurin, B. K. Guo, X. G. Sun, A. A. Puretzky, C. M. Rouleau, D. B. Geohegand, S. Dai, Fluorination of “brick and mortar” soft-templated graphitic ordered mesoporous carbons for high power lithium-ion battery, J. of Mater. Chem. A: (2013), 1(33), 9414-9417.
19. C. W. Do, P. Lunkenheimer, D. Diddens, M. Gotz, M. Weiss, A. Loidl, X. G. Sun, J. Allgaier, M. Ohl, Li+ transport in poly(ethylene oxide) based electrolytes: neutron scattering, dielectric spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics simulations, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2013), 111(1), 018301/1-018301/5.
20. B.K. Guo, X. G. Sun, G. M. Veith, Z. H. Bi, S. M. Mahurin, C. Liao, C. Bridges, M. P. Paranthaman, S. Dai, Nitrogen-enriched carbons from alkali salts with high coulombic efficiency for energy storage applications, Adv. Energy Mater. (2013), 3(6), 708-712.
21. X. G. Sun, C. Liao, N. Shao, J. R. Bell, B. K. Guo, H. M. Luo, D. E. Jiang, S. Dai, Bicyclic imidazolium ionic liquids as potential electrolytes for rechargeable lithium ion batteries, J. of Power Sources (2013), 237, 5-12.
22. B. K. Guo, T. Ben, Z. H. Bi, G. M. Veith, X. G. Sun, S. L. Qiu, S. Dai, Highly dispersed sulfur in a porous aromatic framework as a cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries, Chem. Commun. (2013), 49(43), 4905-4907.
23. G. M. Veith, L. Baggetto, L. A. Adamczyk, B. K. Guo, S. S. Brown, X. G. Sun, A. A. Albert, J. R. Humble, C. E. Barnes, M. J. Bojdys, S. Dai, N. J. Dudney, Electrochemical and Solid-State Lithiation of Graphitic C3N4, Chem. Mater., 2013, 25 (3), pp 503–508.
24. C. Liao, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Crosslinked gel polymer electrolytes based on polyethylene glycol methacrylate and ionic liquid for lithium ion battery applications, Electrochimica Acta (2013), 87, 889-894.
25. Z. H. Bi, M. P. Paranthaman, P. A. Menchhofer, R. R. Dehoff, C. A. Bridges, M. F. Chi, B. K. Guo, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Self-organized amorphous TiO2 nanotube arrays on porous Ti foam for rechargeable lithium and sodium ion batteries, J. of Power Sources (2013), 222, 461-466.
26. X. G. Sun, X. Q. Wang, R. T. Mayes, S. Dai, Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Based on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon and an Ionic-Liquid Electrolyte, ChemSusChem, 2012, 2079-2085.
27. C. A. Bridges, X. G. Sun, J. K. Zhao, M. P. Paranthaman, S. Dai, In Situ Observation of Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation in Ordered Mesoporous Hard Carbon by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, J. of Phys. Chem. C (2012), 116(14), 7701-7711.
28. S. Yoon, C. Liao, X. G. Sun, C. A. Bridges, R. R. Unocic, J. Nanda, S. Dai, M. P. Paranthaman, Conductive surface modification of LiFePO4 with nitrogen-doped carbon layers for lithium-ion batteries, J. of Mater. Chem. (2012), 22(11), 4611-4614.
29. N. Shao, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, D. E. Jiang, Oxidation Potentials of Functionalized Sulfone Solvents for High-Voltage Li-Ion Batteries: A Computational Study, J. of Phys. Chem. B (2012), 116(10), 3235-3238.
30. B. K. Guo, M. F. Chi, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Mesoporous carbon-Cr2O3 composite as an anode material for lithium ion batteries, J. of Power Sources (2012), 205, 495-499.
31. C. Liao, N. Shao, K. S. Han, X. G. Sun, D.-E. Jiang, E. W. Hagaman, S. Dai, Physicochemical properties of imidazolium-derived ionic liquids with different C-2 substitutions, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2011), 13(48), 21503-21510.
32. N. Shao, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, D. E. Jiang, Electrochemical Windows of Sulfone-Based Electrolytes for High-Voltage Li-Ion Batteries. J. of Physical Chemistry B (2011), 115(42), 12120-12125.
33. P. F. Fulvio, S. S. Brown, J. Adcock, R. T. Mayes, B. K. Guo, X.-G. Sun, S. M. Mahurin, G. M. Veith, S. Dai, Low-Temperature Fluorination of Soft-Templated Mesoporous Carbons for a High-Power Lithium/Carbon Fluoride Battery, Chem. of Mater. (2011), 23(20), 4420-4427.
34. P. Griffin, A. L. Agapov, A. Kisliuk, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, V. N. Novikov, A. P. Sokolov, Decoupling charge transport from the structural dynamics in room temperature ionic liquids, J. of Chem. Phys.(2011), 135(11), 114509/1-114509/8.
35. B. K. Guo, X. Q. Wang, P. F. Fulvio, M., F. Chi, S. M. Mahurin, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Soft-Templated Mesoporous Carbon-Carbon Nanotube Composites for High Performance Lithium-ion Batteries, Adv. Mater. (2011), 23(40), 4661-4666.
36. C. Liao, X. Zhu, X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Investigation of carbon-2 substituted imidazoles and their corresponding ionic liquids, Tetrahedron Lett. (2011), 52(41), 5308-5310.
37. H. S. Liu, Z. H. Bi, X. G. Sun, R. R. Unocic, M. P. Paranthaman, S. Dai, G. M. Brown, Mesoporous TiO2-B Microspheres with Superior Rate Performance for Lithium Ion Batteries, Adv. Mater. (2011), 23(30), 3450-3454.
38. X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Electrochemical investigations of ionic liquids with vinylene carbonate for applications in rechargeable lithium ion batteries, Electrochimica Acta (2010), 55(15), 4618-4626.
39. X. G. Sun, S. Dai, Electrochemical and impedance investigation of the effect of lithium malonate on the performance of natural graphite electrodes in lithium-ion batteries, J. of Power Sources (2010), 195(13), 4266-4271.
40. X. G. Sun, C. A. Angell, Doped sulfone electrolytes for high voltage Li-ion cell applications, Electrochem. Commun. (2009), 11 (7), 1418-1422.
41. X.-G. Sun, J. B. Kerr, Synthesis and Characterization of Network Single ion Conductors Based on Polyepoxide Ethers and Lithium Bis(allylmalonato)borate, Macromolecules, (2006), 39(1), 362-372.
42. X. G. Sun, C. Austen Angell, New Sulfone Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries Part I. Oligoether Containing Sulfones, Electrochem. Commun. (2005), 7(3), 261-266.
43. X. G. Sun, J. Hou, J. B. Kerr, Comb-Shaped Single Ion Conductors Containing Alkyl Sulfonate, Electrochimica Acta., (2005), 50 (5), 1139-1147.
44. X. G. Sun, J. B. Kerr, G. Liu, C. L. Reeder, Y. B. Han, Ionic Conductivity, electrochemical and viscoelastic properties of network single ion conductors based on polyepoxide ethers and lithium buis(allylmalonato)borate, Polymer preprint (Amer. Chem. Soc., Division of Polym. Chem.), (2004), 45(2), 276-277.
45. X. G. Sun, C. L. Reeder, J. B. Kerr, D. D. DesMarteau, Synthesis and Characterization of comb shape single ion conductors based on polyepoxide ethers and perfluorinated lithium salts, Polymer Preprint (Amer. Chem. Soc., Division of Polym. Chem.), (2004), 45(2), 319-320.
46. X. G. Sun, J. B. Kerr, G. Liu, C. L. Reeder, New polymeric proton conductors for water-free and high temperature fuel cells, Preprints of Symposia – Amer. Chem. Soc., Division of Fuel Chem., (2004), 49(2), 596-598.
47. J. B. Kerr, Y. B. Han, G. Liu, C. Reeder, J. B. Xie and X. G. Sun, Interfacial Behavior of Polymer Electrolytes, Electrochimica Acta, (2004), 50 (2&3), 235.
48. G. Liu, C. Reeder, X. G. Sun, J. B. Kerr, Diffusion Coefficients of Trimethyleneoxide containing Comb Branch Polymer Electrolytes, Solid State Ionics, (2004) 175(1-4), 781.
49. X. G. Sun, G. Liu, J. B. Xie, Y. B. Han, J. B. Kerr, New Gel Polyelectrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries, Solid State Ionics, (2004), 175(1-4), 713.
50. X. G. Sun, C. Austen Angell, New Single Ion Conductors ("polyBOP" and analogs) for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries, Solid State Ionics, (2004), 175(1-4), 743.
51. X. G. Sun, C. A. Angell, New Sulfone Electrolytes Part II. Cyclo alkyl group containg sulfones, Solid State Ionics, (2004), 175(1-4), 257-260.
52. X. G. Sun, J. B. Kerr, C. L. Reeder, G. Liu, Y. B. Han, Network Single ion Conductors Based on Comb-Branched Polyepoxide Ethers and Lithium Bis(allylmalonato)borate, Macromolecules., (2004), 37(14), 5133-5135.
53. X. G. Sun, C. Reeder, J. B. Kerr, Synthesis and Characterization of Network Single Ion Conductors, Macromolecules, (2004), 37(6), 2219-2227.
54. W. Xu, X. G. Sun, C. A. Angell, Anion-trapping and polyanion electrolytes based on Acid- in-chain borate polymers, Electrochimica Acta, (2003), 48(14-16), 2255.
55. X. G. Sun, W. Xu, S. S. Zhang and C. A. Angell, Polyanionic electrolytes with high alkali ion cocnductivity, J. Phys: Condn. Mater., (2001), 13, 8235.
56. X. G. Sun and C. A. Angell, 'Acid-in-chain' versus 'Base-in-chain' anion polymer electrolytes for electrochemical devices, Electrochimica Acta, 46, (2001), 1467.
57. X. G. Sun, Y. Q. Lin, X.-B. Jing, An Investigation on Ion Solvation and Ion Association in a Gel-type Solid State Polymer Electrolyte, Solid State Ionics, (1996), 83, 79.
58. X. G. Sun, Y.-Q. Lin, L.-M. Ding and X.-B. Jing, Ionic Conductivity of Polymer Gel Electrolytes Based on Poly(polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate), Electrochimica Acta, (1996), 41(9), 1573.
59. X. G. Sun, B. Li, Y.-Q. Lin, X.-B. Jing, Study of Ion Solvation and Ion Association in Polymer Gel Electrolyte with Polyethylene Oxide-co-Polypropylene Oxide as a Plasticizer, Polym. Intern., (1996), 41, 301.
60. X. G. Sun, Y. Q. Lin, X.-B. Jing, Ionic Conductivity of Gel Electrolyte Based on Polydiethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate and its Coplymer, Eur. Polym. J., (1996), 32(6), 801.

Patents

1. Sheng Dai, Xiao-Guang Sun, Chen Liao, Bingkun Guo, Alkoxide-based magnesium electrolyte compositions for magnesium batteries, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2015), US 20150056499 A1 20150226.
2. Sheng Dai, Bingkun Guo, Xiao-Guang Sun, Zhenan Qiao, Nanoporous titanium niobium oxide and titanium tantalum oxide compositions and their use in anodes of lithium ion batteries, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2015), US 20150056514 A1 20150226.
3. Sheng Dai, Xiao-Guang Sun, Bingkun Guo, Xiqing Wang, Richard T. Mayes, Teng Ben, Shilun Qiu, Nitrogen-sulfur-carbon nanocomposites and their application as cathode materials in lithium-sulfur batteries, PCT Int. Appl. (2014), WO 2014081793 A1 20140530.
4. Sheng Dai, Xiao-Guang Sun, Bingkun Guo, Xiqing Wang, Richard T. Mayes, Teng Ben, Shilun Qiu, Nitrogen-sulfur-carbon nanocomposites and their application as cathode materials in lithium-sulfur batteries, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2014), US 20140141328 A1 20140522.
5. Xiao-Guang Sun, Sheng Dai, Chen Liao, Electrolyte compositions for lithium ion batteries, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2014), US 20140113202 A1 20140424.
6. Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Craig A. Bridges, Sukeun Yoon, Xiao-Guang Sun, Sheng Dai, Preparation of coating compositions for electrode compositions, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2014), US 20140099559 A1 20140410.
7. Sheng Dai, Pasquale Fernando Fulvio, Richard T. Mayes, Xiqing Wang, Xiao-Guang Sun, Bingkun Guo, Mesoporous carbon materials, US patent No 8,828,533.
8. Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans; Liu, Hansan; Brown, Gilbert M.; Sun, Xiao-Guang; Bi, Zhonghe, Mesoporous metal oxide microsphere electrode compositions and their methods of making, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2013), US 20130209897 A1 20130815.
9. C. A. Angell, Xiao-Guang Sun, Non-aqueous electrolyte solution for rechargeable lithium batteries, PCT Int. Appl. (2009), WO 2009042958 A1 20090402. C. A. Angell, Xiao-Guang Sun, Electric current-producing device having sulfone-based electrolyte. U.S. Pat. No 7,833,666.
10. C. A. Angell, Xiao-Guang Sun, J. P. Belieres, D. F. Gervasio, Neutral Protic-Salt Electrolytes and Protic-Salt Imbibed Polymer Membranes for High Temperature Fuel Cell Applications, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2007), US 2007122675 A1 20070531.
11. C. A. Angell, W. Xu, and Xiao-Guang Sun, “Solid polymeric electrolytes for lithium batteries”, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2006), 36pp, US 20060189776, PCT Int. Appl. No 11/371,861, filed on 03/07/2006.
12. C. A. Angell, Wu Xu, and Xiao-Guang Sun, Solid Polymeric Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries, US patent No 7,012,124.