|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Functional Nanomaterials 2020: Translating Innovation into Pioneering Technologies
||Interfacial Engineering of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials Using Atomic Layer Deposition
||Robin E. Rodríguez, Tae H. Cho, M. Ravandi, William LePage, Mihaela Banu, M. D. Thouless, Neil Dasgupta
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Nanomaterials offer several advantages for energy conversion and storage devices including high surface areas, short transport distances, and tunable material properties. However, the ability to precisely control the properties of surfaces and heterogeneous interfaces limits the performance of many applications. To address these challenges, my research group applies Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) for the atomically-precise modification of surfaces and interfaces to control energy, charge, and mass transfer processes across physical and chemical boundaries. ALD allows for precise control of interactions at heterogeneous interfaces, which can be used to tune the optical, electronic, thermal, and mass transport properties of integrated material systems. In this talk, I will demonstrate examples of the ALD process for modification of electrode-electrolyte interfaces with an emphasis on “beyond Li-ion” batteries and solar-to-fuel conversion, and provide a perspective on the design and manufacturing of material systems at length scales ranging from atoms to meters.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume