Fundamental studies of Safety of Na‑ion and Li‑ion batteries
This laboratory has had a long history of studies of the reactivity of charged electrode materials with electrolyte. Monique Richard, Dean MacNeil, Junwei Jiang, Yadong Wang and Xin Xia all did their research in this area. They all now have high-profile careers (see the people section of the website). One area of study now is whether one can expect Na-ion batteries to be safer or less safe than Li-ion batteries. Accelerating rate calorimetry is used for the majority of our work.