• 2015 DOE EFRC Principal Investigators' Meeting

    NEES Participates in DOE EFRC Principal Investigators' Meeting in Washington, DC.
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  • ALD Protection of Next-Generation Metal Anodes

  • Single Material All-Solid-State Li-ion Batteries

  • ALD Solid Electrolytes

  • 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


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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.