Our project explores the physics of room-temperature ionic liquids, which hold promise as the next-generation electrolyte for supercapacitors used for energy storage. Using x-ray characterization, nanofabrication, and simulation tools, we will provide experimental data on the structure of these liquids under nanoconfinement, which can be applied to enhance future supercapacitor designs.
Meshot, E. R., et al. 2018. "Designing Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Forest Growth for Nanofluidic Applications." 233rd ECS Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2018. LLNL-PRES-751027.
Meshot, E. R. and Fornasiero, F. 2018. "Spatio-Chemical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Composites Using Soft X-Rays." Glen Helen Carbon Nanotube Collaborators Workshop, Yellow Springs, OH, November 2017. LLNL-PRES-741685.
Pham, T. A. 2018. "Ab-Initio Simulations of Liquid Electrolytes for Energy Conversion and Storage." International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, October 2018. LLNL-JRNL-754188.
Shi, W., et al. 2018. "High-Performance Capacitive Deionization via Manganese Oxide-Coated, Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes." Environmental Science & Technology Letters. LLNL-JRNL-755914.