• EFRC NEES 2016 Collaboration Travel Grant Awards

    For Active Exchange of Science Ideas and Cooperative Learning of Best Practices
  • 2015 DOE EFRC Principal Investigators' Meeting

    NEES Participates in DOE EFRC Principal Investigators' Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • 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

  • Carbonized leaf membrane as Na+ battery anode

  • Balancing meso-structural stability & ionic transport

  • Improving Lithium Battery Performance by Characterizing Native Processes


EFRC NEES 2016 Collaboration Travel Grant Awards

Ingenious method enables sharper flat-panel displays at lower energy costs

NEES project shows hybrid battery/capacitor with off-the-charts cycling capacity

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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.