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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Lithium-ion Battery Performance and Safety


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

opportunity location
64.15.15.B8044 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Corey T. Love 202.404.6291


We are striving to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries through basic science and applied diagnostic methods. Our approach involves in-situ experimental techniques to observe passivation layer chemistry and identify the chemical and materials processes contributing to instability in lithium-ion batteries. We use this basic understanding to develop robust electrochemical impedance-based diagnostics to detect chemical degradation within lithium-ion batteries. We are also studying the effect of nanoscale coatings on the performance, safety, and durability of a host of oxide and silicon-based electrode materials as well as in-situ optical microscopy to determine the nucleation, formation, and growth of lithium plating and dendrites.



Love CT, et al: Journal of Power Sources 266: 512-519, 2014

Love CT, et al: Journal of the Electrochemical Society 160: A3153-A3161, 2013


key words
Battery; Safety; Energy; Lithium-ion; Electrochemistry; Impedance spectroscopy; Diagnostics; Energy storage; Nanomaterials;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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