Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemistry
My project surrounds organic anode materials (OAM's) of lithium ion batteries. OAM's present a more sustainable alternative to current anode technology. The Lithium ion battery is a key component of the electric vehicle, which will soon be widespread in our society so it important we understand these new materials and how their properties may influence the society in which we live. To do this I use a combination of Solid state NMR spectrometry, DFT calculations and X-ray diffraction to assess the structures of OAMs and to determine how they function in batteries.