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Research Overview

Thrust 1 - Intercalation Materials Chemistry: This thrust will identify the key parameters that are required to optimize intercalation reactions in the active material in the electrodes.

Thrust 2 - Electrode Transport:  
Establishing the Local-Meso-Macro Scale Continuum

This thrust will establish a comprehensive understanding of the ionic and electronic transport in model electrode materials and establish a direct link to electrochemical performance through the correlation of physical phenomena in the increasingly complex hierarchy of a model battery electrode.
Thrust 3 - Cross-Cutting Diagnostics: Developing the Characterization and Diagnostic Tools to Investigate Battery Function. This thrust will involve the development of novel in- and ex-situ experimental approaches aimed at probing electrical energy storage (EES) materials at three levels: atom, single crystal/particle, and across the electrode hetero structure.


Home of NECCES:



NECCES Facilities:

The NECCES labs and offices, a combined 4000 ft2, are located in the newly
constructed Center of Excellence Building at Binghamton University. NECCES has
a new (2015) Bruker D8 powder x-ray diffractometer, Scintag XDS-2000 X-Ray Diffractometer, Superconducting Quantum Interface Device (SQUID) Design MPMS
and Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS), 3 glove boxes, over 120
channels of coin cell battery cyclers, thermal analysis and data analysis
computers with software, including the Thermogravimetric Analyzer. 


2015 Bruker D8 powder x-ray diffractometer

Battery Cyclers

Over 120 Channels of Coin Cell Battery Cyclers

Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)

Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)

Superconducting Quantum Interface Device (SQUID) Design MPMS
and Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS)

Glove Box

3 Glove Boxes


Advanced Photon Source 
at Argonne National Laboratory



Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory 
at Binghamton University 




Center for Functional Nanomaterials 
at Brookhaven National Laboratory 

Brookhaven CFN



 US Department of Energy


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Last Updated: 8/31/20