SUNY Poly research led by Dr. Harry Efstathiadis in collaboration with BMW publishes EV battery research in Chemical Communications
Chemical Communications published research conducted by a team of SUNY Poly researchers led by Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. Harry Efstathiadis, with Drs. Hassaram Bakhru, Nanoscience Constellation Head and Distinguished Service Professor of Nanoscience; Research Support Specialist Seiichiro Higashiya; Student Researcher Matthew Chebuske; and alumnus and Battery Research Engineer at SUNY Poly spinoff Eonix Spencer Flottman, in partnership with Senior Battery Technology Engineer Dr. Forrest Gittleson at BMW of North America, LLC , entitled, “Lithium-Enriched Graphite Anode Surfaces Investigated using Nuclear Reaction Analysis.”
This research illuminates the location of lithium in lithium-ion batteries, and shows how ions migrate across interfaces, impacting long-term function. Nuclear reaction analysis (NRA) gives a selective view of light atoms like lithium that few other techniques can detect in a non-destructive way. The techniques used by Dr. Efstathiadis’ group will allow deeper insight into and better design of battery formation and charging conditions to optimize for long life.