Microwave processing for fast, green preparation of insertion electrodes

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Chemistry

Abstract

The task of tackling climate change, coupled with the diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, has propelled electrochemical storage to the forefront of materials research. With the ever-increasing number of portable electronics and developments of hybrid electric vehicles, Li ion batteries are of immense importance and continued interest for our growing energy needs. Challenges remain in this critical research area, which this proposal will address. Here, I will combine the fields of energy storage and nanotechnology to provide highly crystalline nanoparticles which can be employed as positive electrodes in Li ion batteries. The electrodes to be prepared are insertion compounds; they house lithium ions which may be shuttled between the cathode (positive electrode) and anode (negative electrode) during subsequent discharge and charge cycles. Because these processes are repeated many times over, we must consider the possibility of structural degradation of these electrodes which leads to a loss of power over time. While tackling these concerns, we also want to use materials and methods which are both environmentally benign and cost effective.

The research I propose in this EPSRC First Grant will tackle these important issues by using innovative synthetic methods to prepare nanoparticles of high crystallinity, which will optimise performance, together with iron (instead of the commonly used cobalt) as the redox active metal, which is both non-toxic and cheap. Traditional approaches to solid-state synthesis involve long reaction times at very high temperatures (~1000 C), often yielding large, bulk particles. Here, I will use microwaves to drive my reactions. The advantages this method provides over more traditional routes include high heating rates for faster reactions, automated control over reaction conditions, and enhanced reaction kinetics allowing for the formation of small, uniform, highly crystalline particles. Adding to the novelty of this proposal is the use of new iron alkoxide precursors as starting materials for my reactions. This is the first time such starting materials will be used in combination with microwaves to prepare battery electrodes and due to their reactivity, I expect faster reaction rates for these compounds. This could open up a new area of research since an exciting prospect of this chemistry is the possibility of designing tailored precursors which contain all desired end-material components in the future.

By using these synthetic routes (microwaves in combination with alkoxides), I will develop clean routes to highly crystalline materials with little defects and therefore optimised battery behaviour. The ultrasmall sizes of these particles will decrease the diffusion pathlengths the lithium ions must travel and also increase interactions between the electrode and the electrolyte, all of which will promote efficient electrochemistry. In this manner, my group will add a new dimension to the strong research effort on energy research in the UK and establish ourselves as leaders in the field of nanoparticle development and application.

Planned Impact

The last two decades has witnessed a huge consumer demand for the scaling down of devices and electronics. The development of nanotechnology solutions which perform these desired functions mirrors this, with an exponential growth in publications in this area over the same timeframe. Tied to these demands however has been a growing public consciousness of the need for environmentally friendly solutions to our requirements - be they portable devices or modes of transport. Concerns over global warming, carbon emissions and depletion of fossil fuels regularly feature in our news streams and it is critical we find solutions to these impending problems.

Lithium ion batteries now power our portable devices (cameras, cell phones, computers) and have begun to emerge as alternatives for hybrid electric and electric vehicles. The research I propose here will make an important impact on this field. By using environmentally-friendly pathways to prepare nanoparticles with optimal function, we aim to answer this global demand for materials which meet our energy requirements. Since taking a position as a research academic in the UK, I have been involved in working on existing technologies and new compounds which could have huge potential impact in the field of energy storage, of great societal and economic concern (Nature Mater., PRL, Nano Lett.). I now want to apply for my first grant from the EPSRC to establish a new field of research in this area; namely, the treatment of novel precursors to generate nanoparticles which can be employed in lithium ion batteries. In developing these new approaches, my research will answer vital questions about how these materials behave and establish the conditions for generating nanoparticles with optimised performance. The routes I am proposing to employ (microwave synthesis) are more environmentally friendly than some traditional approaches, which require high temperatures and long reaction times. I also plan to use materials which are non-toxic (e.g. iron compounds) and recyclable (e.g. ionic liquids). Given my previous experience of inorganic synthesis, nanoparticle development and materials characterisation, my group is in a unique position to develop these routes and optimise nanoparticle behaviour.

By taking a systematic approach to nanomaterials synthesis, I want to show how the shape and size of these particles can influence the electrochemical performance and in this manner, develop an intimate understanding of how these materials function in order to build better devices in the future. The development of new nanotechnologies is of great economic benefit to our country, given that nanoparticles currently find use in applications such as cosmetics, healthcare, manufacturing, electronics and information storage, areas which have significant impacts on our day-to-day lives. With the rise in energy storage demands and environmental concerns, providing nanotechnology solutions is a great challenge and one which the research proposed here will address. My research will therefore not only benefit the academic world, where new route to materials are of great interest, but could have far-reaching economic implications in providing energy storage materials and benefit our society as a whole.

Publications

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Ashton TE (2015) Microwave-assisted synthesis and electrochemical evaluation of VO2 (B) nanostructures. in Acta crystallographica Section B, Structural science, crystal engineering and materials

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Laveda JV (2016) Fast microwave treatments of single source alkoxides for nanostructured Li-ion battery electrodes. in Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

 
Description We have developed a new family of starting materials which contain both desired transition metals and Li metal for the fast, reliable synthesis of metal oxides and metal olivines as electrodes for Li-ion batteries. We have reduced our reaction times from days to minutes and we obtain phase pure materials without any need for post-synthetic workup. This has led to a number of publications and the results obtained here formed the basis of a successful application for further EPSRC funding (EP/N001982/1).
Exploitation Route As a result of our findings from this research, we have contacted several companies with a view to forming lasting collaborative partnerships. One of these is the microwave manufacturer CEM and the other is Johnson Matthey who are interested in our battery materials. We are now trying to broaden the scope of our research to include the preparation of high voltage materials which could be used in all-solid state batteries, which would have great impact on the public who use portable electronics and (hybrid) electric vehicles.
Sectors Energy,Environment

URL http://corrgroupsheffield.com/
 
Description SUPERGEN collaboration 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Department Johnson Matthey Technology Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am PI on a currently funded EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage grant which funds a consortium of researchers across the UK. We are working towards new materials for energy storage applications. My research teams contribution to this is to lead the synthetic workpackages and advanced characterisation workpackages of this programme of research. In my capacity as PI, I lead this project and coordinate all project activities and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Loughborough and UCL lead the computational workpackages of this project. Partners at Strathclyde contribute to the synthetic workpackages and partners at Strathclyde, Oxford and STFC each contribute to specific aspects of the advanced characterisation workpackages. Our industrial partner, Johnson Matthey, contributes their time and expertise in industrially relevant aspects of the project and also host all project partners at their facilities.
Impact 22 publications as well as multiple conference talks, seminars and presentations.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SUPERGEN collaboration 
Organisation Loughborough University
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am PI on a currently funded EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage grant which funds a consortium of researchers across the UK. We are working towards new materials for energy storage applications. My research teams contribution to this is to lead the synthetic workpackages and advanced characterisation workpackages of this programme of research. In my capacity as PI, I lead this project and coordinate all project activities and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Loughborough and UCL lead the computational workpackages of this project. Partners at Strathclyde contribute to the synthetic workpackages and partners at Strathclyde, Oxford and STFC each contribute to specific aspects of the advanced characterisation workpackages. Our industrial partner, Johnson Matthey, contributes their time and expertise in industrially relevant aspects of the project and also host all project partners at their facilities.
Impact 22 publications as well as multiple conference talks, seminars and presentations.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SUPERGEN collaboration 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am PI on a currently funded EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage grant which funds a consortium of researchers across the UK. We are working towards new materials for energy storage applications. My research teams contribution to this is to lead the synthetic workpackages and advanced characterisation workpackages of this programme of research. In my capacity as PI, I lead this project and coordinate all project activities and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Loughborough and UCL lead the computational workpackages of this project. Partners at Strathclyde contribute to the synthetic workpackages and partners at Strathclyde, Oxford and STFC each contribute to specific aspects of the advanced characterisation workpackages. Our industrial partner, Johnson Matthey, contributes their time and expertise in industrially relevant aspects of the project and also host all project partners at their facilities.
Impact 22 publications as well as multiple conference talks, seminars and presentations.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SUPERGEN collaboration 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am PI on a currently funded EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage grant which funds a consortium of researchers across the UK. We are working towards new materials for energy storage applications. My research teams contribution to this is to lead the synthetic workpackages and advanced characterisation workpackages of this programme of research. In my capacity as PI, I lead this project and coordinate all project activities and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Loughborough and UCL lead the computational workpackages of this project. Partners at Strathclyde contribute to the synthetic workpackages and partners at Strathclyde, Oxford and STFC each contribute to specific aspects of the advanced characterisation workpackages. Our industrial partner, Johnson Matthey, contributes their time and expertise in industrially relevant aspects of the project and also host all project partners at their facilities.
Impact 22 publications as well as multiple conference talks, seminars and presentations.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SUPERGEN collaboration 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am PI on a currently funded EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage grant which funds a consortium of researchers across the UK. We are working towards new materials for energy storage applications. My research teams contribution to this is to lead the synthetic workpackages and advanced characterisation workpackages of this programme of research. In my capacity as PI, I lead this project and coordinate all project activities and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Loughborough and UCL lead the computational workpackages of this project. Partners at Strathclyde contribute to the synthetic workpackages and partners at Strathclyde, Oxford and STFC each contribute to specific aspects of the advanced characterisation workpackages. Our industrial partner, Johnson Matthey, contributes their time and expertise in industrially relevant aspects of the project and also host all project partners at their facilities.
Impact 22 publications as well as multiple conference talks, seminars and presentations.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SUPERGEN collaboration 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am PI on a currently funded EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage grant which funds a consortium of researchers across the UK. We are working towards new materials for energy storage applications. My research teams contribution to this is to lead the synthetic workpackages and advanced characterisation workpackages of this programme of research. In my capacity as PI, I lead this project and coordinate all project activities and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Loughborough and UCL lead the computational workpackages of this project. Partners at Strathclyde contribute to the synthetic workpackages and partners at Strathclyde, Oxford and STFC each contribute to specific aspects of the advanced characterisation workpackages. Our industrial partner, Johnson Matthey, contributes their time and expertise in industrially relevant aspects of the project and also host all project partners at their facilities.
Impact 22 publications as well as multiple conference talks, seminars and presentations.
Start Year 2015
 
Description EUROMAT Conference (Stockholm). 1/9/19 - 5/9/19. 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by PhD student Innes McClelland at EUROMAT Conference (Stockholm). 1/9/19 - 5/9/19.
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Description 2nd China-UK Policy Dialogue on Energy Storage 
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Description 680th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar on "Materials Development for Automotive Propulsion", Invited speaker, Oct 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled New series of active materials for safer energy storage
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Description Adolphe Merkel Institute, Invited seminar 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Microwave-assisted synthesis of materials for safer, all solid-state batteries
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Description Advanced Characterisation of Energy Storage Materials Workshop, 6th June 2019 
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Results and Impact Invited talk delivered by Dr Eddie Cussen titled "Crystalline Disorder in Lithium Electrolytes for Solid State Batteries"
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Description American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans 2018 
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Description British Crystallographic Association Meeting, 15-18th April 2019 
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Description British Crystallographic Association annual meeting, Plenary talk, Mar 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Designing materials for all solid-state batteries
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Description CRSI National Symposium, Raipur, India, Invited speaker, Jan 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled "Microwave-assisted synthesis of new materials for safer, all solid-state batteries"
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Description Chemistry in Action, University of Salford, Invited speaker Dec 2019 
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Description EUROMAT conference (Stockholm), September 2019 
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Description Electrochem Northwest Meeting (Manchester Metropolitan Uni). 4/7/19. 
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Description Electrochemistry Northwest meeting, July 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester 
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Results and Impact Plenary talk delivered by Dr Hany El-Shinawi titled "Development of electrode and solid-electrolyte materials for next-generation solid-state Li-ion batteries"
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Description IIT Indore-RSC Symposium on Advances in Chemical Sciences, Invited speaker, Jan 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled "Microwave-assisted synthesis of new materials for safer, all solid-state batteries"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IMLB 2018 - The 19th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Kyoto, Japan, Jun 2018 
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Results and Impact Poster presentation by Dr Hany El-Shinawi titled "Highly efficient nanoarchitectures for free standing electrodes in all solid-state Li-S batteries"
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Description ISIS Neutron and Muon Science User Meeting (University of Warwick), April 2018 
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Results and Impact ISIS Neutron and Muon Science User Meeting (University of Warwick), April 2018, Poster presented by PhD student Beth Johnston, "Local Li+ and Na+ diffusion in tavorite LiFeSO4F and Na2FePO4F studied by muon spin spectroscopy"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ISIS Neutron and Muon Science User Meeting (University of Warwick), May 2018 
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Results and Impact ISIS Neutron and Muon Science User Meeting (University of Warwick), May 2018, Poster presented by PhD student Beth Johnston "Local Li-diffusion in LiFeSO4F and NMC-811 electrode materials studied using muon spin spectroscopy"
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Description ISIS Student Meeting 2018 (Oxfordshire). 29/10/18 - 30/10/18. 
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Results and Impact Poster presentation by PhD student Innes McClelland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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Description Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Invited speaker Apr 2019 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Next generation battery materials for EV applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Winter School, JNCASR, India, Invited speaker Dec 2018 
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Description International Women's Day celebration, University of Manchester, Invited speaker Mar 2019 
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Description Irvine Lecture, University of St Andrews, Invited speaker Sep 2019 
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Description Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (Boston), December 2018 
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Results and Impact Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (Boston), December 2018, Poster presented by PhD student Beth Johnston, "Muon spin spectroscopy as a nanoscale prove for studying ionic diffusion in electrode materials"
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Description Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (Boston), December 2019 
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Results and Impact Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (Boston), December 2019, Talk presented by PhD student Beth Johnston, "Doped high nickel content layered oxides for high energy density electrodes"
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Designing materials for all solid-state batteries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RSC Solid State Group Christmas Meeting (UCL), December 2018 
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Results and Impact RSC Solid State Group Christmas Meeting (UCL), December 2018, Poster presented by PhD student Beth Johnston "Microwave assisted sol-gel synthesis and alumina coating of NMC-811"
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Description Recent Appointees in Materials Science, RAMS2019 Conference, Plenary speaker, Sep 2019 
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Description Royal Institution public lecture: The Battery: Inside Out, Mar 2019 
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Description Solid State Chemistry Conference 2019 (Uni of Liverpool). 16/12/19 - 17/12/19. 
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Description University of Cambridge, Invited seminar, Feb 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Microwave-assisted synthesis of materials for safer, all solid-state batteries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of Oxford, Invited seminar, Feb 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Microwave-assisted synthesis of materials for safer, all solid-state batteries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of Sheffield, Invited seminar 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Microwave-assisted synthesis of materials for safer, all solid-state batteries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of St Andrews, Invited seminar, Jan 2018 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Microwave-assisted synthesis of new materials for safer, all solid-state batteries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description WE-Heraeus-Seminar on "Materials Development for Automotive Propulsion" 
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Results and Impact WE-Heraeus-Seminar on "Materials Development for Automotive Propulsion" (Bad Honnef, Germany), November 2018, Talk presented by PhD student Beth Johnston, "Muon spin spectroscopy for studying local ionic diffusion in electrode materials for Li-ion batteries"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on Advanced Characterisation of Energy Materials, University of Sheffield, Invited speaker Jun 2019 
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Results and Impact Talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Local structure and dynamics in Li-ion battery cathodes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description iWish Inspiring Women in STEM, Royal Dublin Society, Invited speaker Jan 2020 
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Results and Impact Schools outreach talk delivered by Prof Corr titled Energy storage for a sustainable future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020