• NEES Accomplishment Meeting Spring 2015

  • Nonuniform Si Loss in Nanowire Anodes during Li Cycling

  • Precision Nanobatteries by the Billions

  • Scaling limits for miniature all-solid-state Li-ion battery

  • Reversible anomalous high Li+ insertion

  • Approaching limits of transparency and conductivity

  • NEES Strategic Planning in Progress

  • Capacity loss due to irreversible Li trapping in AlLi alloy


Two NEES students write for DOE Newsletter; one story profiles NEES research

Experts available for comment on upcoming Nobels

Mesoscale Science Research Highlighted on Materials Journal Cover

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What is NEES?

The Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES) EFRC is a multi-institutional research center, one of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers established by the US Department of Energy in 2009. The group's focus is developing highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique testbed for investigating the underpinnings of storing electrical energy.

The center studies structures that are precise - each at the scale of tens to hundreds of nanometers and ordered in massive arrays - and that are multifunctional - able to conduct electrons, diffuse and store lithium ions, and form a stable mechanical base. The scale and control of experimentation gives NEES researchers an exclusive gateway to probing fundamental kinetic, thermodynamic, and electrochemical processes.