• 2017 EFRC HUB CMS Washington DC

  • Our Entry in the EFRC Podcast Contest Won the People's Choice Award!

    Congratulations to our very own Chuck Martin (UFL) and his band performing an original song, "Big Things, Small Packages". Also thanks to Martha Heil and Elizabeth Lathrop for working on the concept and artwork.

    You can view the other entries here.

  • Nature-designed carbonized-wood scaffold for reversible Li+ cycling

  • Surface coating design to stabilize nanostructured Si electrode during lithiation

  • Modeling non-uniform Li transport in solid-state 3D Li-ion batteries

  • What is "voltage" at atomic lengthscale in battery electrodes?

  • From electron tunneling model to anode protection

  • Water-activated Mg2+ insertion into MnO2 nanostructure electrode

  • Direct electrical signatures of degradation & failure

  • 100K cycles & beyond: extraordinary cycle stability using gel electrolyte


UMD Researchers Offer Solution to Volatile Battery Chemistry in Electronics

MSE Research Group’s Invited Perspective Published in ACS Energy Letters

Liangbing Hu Wins 2017 KINGFA Young Investigator Award

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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.