Publications and Patents

 

List of Publications

74. Yukun Wang*, Simeng Cao, Mariya Kalinina, Lituo Zheng, Linjun Li, Min Zhu and M.N. Obrovac, Lithium Insertion in Nanostructured Si1-xTix Alloys, J. Electrochem. Soc., 164 (2017) A3006-A3010. 10.1149/2.0491713jes

73. Zilai Yan*, and M.N. Obrovac, Electrolyte Reactivity on Graphite and Copper as Measured in Lithium Double Half Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 164 (2017) A2977-A2986. doi: 10.1149/2.0431713jes

72. Leyi Zhao, Xiuyun Zhao, L. Burke, C. Bennett, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, Voronoi Tessellated Graphite Produced by Low Temperature Catalytic Graphitization of Renewable Hard Carbon, ChemSusChem., 10 (2017) 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.2017012 11

71. Xiuyun Zhao, R.J. Sanderson, M.A. Al-Maghrabia, R.A. Dunlap and M.N. Obrovac, Electrochemistry of Sputtered and Ball Milled Si-Fe-O Alloys in Li Cells,  J. Electrochem. Soc., 164 (2017) A1165-A1172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.1031706jes

70. T.D. hatchard, A. Genkin and M.N. Obrovac, Rapid Mechanochemical Synthesis of Amorphous Alloys, AIP Advances, 7 (2017) 045201. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4979890

69. Lituo Zheng and M.N. Obrovac, Investigation of O3-type Na0.9Ni0.45MnxTi0.55-xO2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.55) as positive electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries, Electrochimica Acta, 233 (2017) 284-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.03.033

68. Lituo Zheng, Jierui Li and M.N. Obrovac, Crystal Structures and Electrochemical Performance of Air-Stable Na2/3Ni1/3–xCuxMn2/3O2 in Sodium Cells, Chem. Mater., (2017) 1623–1631. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04769

67. R. Fielden, L. Cole and M.N. Obrovac, Low Voltage Sodium Intercalation in NaxVxTi1-xO2 (2/3 ≤ x ≤ 1), J. Electrochem. Soc., 164 (2017) A490-A497. doi: 10.1149/2.1361702jes 

66. Leyi Zhao, D.J. Dvorak and M.N. Obrovac, Layered amorphous silicon as negative electrodes in lithium-ion batteries, J. Power Sources, 332 (2016) 290–298. doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.09.124

65. Zhijia Du, T.D. Hatchard, P. Bissonnette, R. A. Dunlap, and M. N. Obrovac, Electrochemical Activity of Nano-NiSiin Li Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016) A2456-A2460. doi: 10.1149/2.0061613jes

64. Lituo Zheng and M.N. Obrovac, Honeycomb Compound Na3Ni2BiO6 as Positive Electrode Material in Na Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016) A2362-A2367. doi: 10.1149/2.0991610jes

63. T.D. Hatchard, P. Bissonnette and M.N. Obrovac, Phenolic Resin as an Inexpensive High Performance Binder for Li-Ion Battery Alloy Negative Electrodes, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016) A2035-A2039. doi: 10.1149/2.1121609jes

62. Zhijia Du, R. A. Dunlap, and M. N. Obrovac, Structural and Electrochemical Investigation of FexSi1-x Thin Films in Li Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016) A2011-A2016. doi: 10.1149/2.0961609jes

61. Xiuyun Zhao, R.J. Sanderson, R.A. Dunlap and M.N. Obrovac, The Electrochemistry of Sputtered and Ball Milled C1-xBx(0 ≤ y ≤ 0.60) Alloys in Li and Na Cells, J. Electacta., 209 (2016) 285-292.  doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2016.04.188

60. Zhijia Du, Hui Liu, S.N. Ellis, R.A. Dunlap, M. Zhu and M.N. Obrovac, Electrochemistry of CuxSi1−x Alloys in Li Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016), A1275-1279.  doi: 10.1149/2.0811607jes  

59. Lituo Zheng, R.A. Dunlap and M.N. Obrovac, The Electrochemical Reaction Mechanism of Tin Phosphide with Sodium, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016), A1188-1191. doi: 10.1149/2.0401607jes

58. Xiuyun Zhao, Yuan Yao, A.E. George and M. N. Obrovac, The Electrochemistry of Catalytically Graphitized Ball Milled Carbon in Li Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016), A858-A866. doi: 10.1149/2.0351606jes

57. B. N. Wilkes, Z. L. Brown, L. J. Krause, M. Triemert, and M. N. Obrovac, The Electrochemical Behavior of Polyimide Binders in Li and Na Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016), A364-A372. doi: 10.1149/2.0061603jes

56. D.S. Iaboni, M.N. Obrovac, Li15Si4 Formation in Silicon Thin Film Negative Electrodes, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016), A255-A261. doi: 10.1149/2.0551602jes

55. Zhijia Du, S.N. Ellis, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, NixSi1-x Alloys Prepared by Mechanical Milling as Negative Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016), A13-A18. doi: 10.1149/2.0011602jes

54. Xiuyun Zhao, M.T. Schreiber, L. MacEachern, R.J. Sanderson, R.A. Sanderson, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, Combinatorial Study of the Si-Sn-O System as Negative Electrode Materials in Li-Ion Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016), A203-A209. doi: 10.1149/2.0481602jes

53. Hui Liu, Min Zhu, Zhijia Du, M.N. Obrovac, The Electrochemistry of Amorphous Si-B Thin Film Electrodes in Li Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016), A192-A196. doi: 10.1149/2.0451602jes

52. M.N. Obrovac, Xiuyun Zhao, L.T. Burke, R.A. Dunlap, Reversible Lithium Insertion in Catalytically Graphitized Sugar Carbon, Electrochem. Commun., 60 (2015), 221-224, doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2015.09.015

51. L. MacEachern, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, Mechanically Milled Fe-Si-Zn Alloys as Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162 (2015), A2319-A2324. doi: 10.1149/2.0601512jes

50. Zhijia Du, T.D. Hatchard, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, Combinatorial Investigations of Ni-Si Negative Electrode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162 (2015), A1858-A1863.  doi: 10.1149/2.0731509jes

49. Xiuyun Zhao, R.J. Sanderson, L. MacEachern, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, Mössbauer and Electrochemical Investigations of Carbon-Rich Fe1-xCxFilms, Electrochim. Acta, 170 (2015), 16-24.  doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2015.04.116

48. Kalani Periyapperuma, Tuan T. Tran, M.I. Purcell, M.N. Obrovac, The Reversible Magnesiation of Pb, Electrochim. Acta, 165 (2015) 162-165.  DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.03.006

47. L. MacEachern, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, Li-ion battery negative electrodes based on the FexZn1−x alloy system, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 409 (2015), 183-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2014.11.026

46. R. Fielden and M. N. Obrovac, Investigation of the NaNixMn1-xO2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) System for Na-Ion Battery Cathode Materials, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162 (2015), A453-A459. DOI: 10.1149/2.0551503jes

45. L. MacEachern, R.A. Dunlap and M.N Obrovac, A Combinatorial Investigation of Fe-Si-Zn Thin Film Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162 (2015), A229-A234. DOI: 10.1149/2.1051501jes

44. Z. L. Brown, S. Smith and M. N. Obrovac, Mixed Transition Metal Titanate and Vanadate Negative Electrode Materials for Na-Ion Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162 (2015), A15-A20. DOI: 10.1149/2.0171501jes

43. M.N. Obrovac, V.L. Chevrier, Alloy Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, Chem. Rev., 114 (2014), 11444. DOI: 10.1021/cr500207g

42. J.S. Thorne, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, Investigation of P2-Na2/3Mn1/3Fe1/3Co1/3O2 for Na-Ion Battery Positive Electrodes, J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014), A2232-A2236. DOI: 10.1149/2.0981414jes

41. Kalani Periyapperuma, Tuan T. Tran, Simon Trussler, Douglas Ioboni and M. N. Obrovac, Conflat Two and Three Electrode Electrochemical Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014), A2182-A2187. DOI: 10.1149/2.0721414jes

40. Xiuyun Zhao, R. A. Dunlap and M. N. Obrovac, Low Surface Area Si Alloy/Ionomer Composite Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014), A1976-A1980. DOI: 10.1149/2.0041414jes

39. J. S. Thorne, S. Chowdhury, R. A. Dunlap and M. N. Obrovac, Structure and Electrochemistry of NaxFexTi1-xO2 (1.0 ≥ x ≥ 0.75) for Na-Ion Battery Positive Electrodes, J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014), A1801-A1805. DOI: 10.1149/2.0291412jes

38. Zhijia Du, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, Investigation of the reversible sodiation of Sn foil by ex-situ X-ray diffractometry and Mössbauer effect spectroscopy, J. Alloys Compd., 617 (2014), 271-276. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.07.209

37. T.D. Hatchard and M.N. Obrovac, Evaluation of Electrolyte Salts and Solvents for Na-Ion Batteries in Symmetric Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014) A1748-A1752. DOI: 10.1149/2.1131410jes

36. Zhija Du, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, High Energy Density Calendered Si Alloy/Graphite Anodes, J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014) A1698-A1705. DOI: 10.1149/2.0941410jes

35. R. Fielden and M. N. Obrovac, Low Voltage Sodium Intercalation in NaxNix/2Ti1-x/2O2 (0.5 ≤ x ≤ 1.0), J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014) A1158-A1163. DOI: 10.1149/2.118406jes

34. M.I. Purcell, T.D. Hatchard, R.J. Sanderson, and M.N. Obrovac, An Investigation of the C-Zn System as Lithium-Ion Battery Anode Materials, J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014) A643-A647. DOI: 10.1149/2.099404jes

33. P.P. Ferguson, Dinh-Ba Le, A.D.W. Todd, M.L. Martine, S. Trussler, M.N. Obrovac, and J.R. Dahn, Nanostructured Sn30Co30C40 Alloys For Lithium-Ion Battery Negative Electrodes Prepared By Horizontal Roller Milling, J. Alloys Comp., 595 (2014) 138. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.01.159

32. L.D. Ellis, B.N. Wilkes, T.D. Hatchard, M.N. Obrovac, In Situ XRD Study of Silicon, Lead and Bismuth Negative Electrodes in Nonaqueous Sodium Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014) A416-A421. DOI: 10.1149/2.080403jes

31. J.S. Thorne, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, (Cu6Sn5)(1-x)C-x active/inactive nanocomposite negative electrodes for Na-ion batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 112 (2013) 133-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.08.120 

30. L.D. Ellis, P.P. Ferguson, M.N. Obrovac, Sodium Insertion into Tin Cobalt Carbon Active/Inactive Nanocomposite, J. Electrochem. Soc., 160 (2013) A869-A872. DOI: 10.1149/2.103306jes

29. J.S. Thorne, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, Structure and Electrochemistry of NaxFexMn1-xO2 (1.0 => x => 0.5) for Na-Ion Battery Positive Electrodes, J. Electrochem. Soc. 160 (2013) A361-A367. DOI: 10.1149/2.058302jes

28. J.S. Thorne, J.R. Dahn, M.N. Obrovac, A comparison of sputtered and mechanically milled Cu6Sn5 + C materials for Li-ion battery negative electrodes, J. Power  Sources, 216 (2012) 139-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.05.067

27. A.J. Smith, M.J. MacDonald, L.D. Ellis, M.N Obrovac, J.R. Dahn, A small angle X-ray scattering and electrochemical study of the decomposition of wood during pyrolysis, Carbon, 50 (2012) 3717-3723. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2012.03.045

26. L. Liu, M.M Obrovac, Structural Changes in LiAlSi During Electrochemical Cycling, ECS Electrochem. Letters, 1 (2012) A10-A12. DOI: 10.1149/2.011201eel

25. T.T. Tran, W.M. Lamanna, M.N. Obrovac, Evaluation of Mg[N(SO2CF3)(2)](2)/Acetonitrile Electrolyte for Use in Mg-Ion Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 159 (2012) A2005-A2009. DOI: 10.1149/2.012301jes

24. L.D. Ellis, T.D. Hatchard, M.N. Obrovac, Reversible Insertion of Sodium in Tin, J. Electrochem. Soc., 159 (2012) A1801-A1805. DOI: 10.1149/2.037211jes

23. J.S. Thorne, J.R. Dahn, M.N. Obrovac, R.A. Dunlap, An In Situ Study of the Electrochemical Reaction of Li with Amorphous/Nanostructured Cu6Sn5 + C, J. Electrochem. Soc., 158 (2011) A1328-A1334. DOI: 10.1149/2.040112jes

22. T.T. Tran, M.N. Obrovac, Alloy Negative Electrodes for High Energy Density Metal-Ion Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 158 (2011) A1411-A1416. DOI: 10.1149/2.083112jes 

21. J.S. Thorne, J.R. Dahn, M.N. Obrovac, and R.A. Dunlap, Room Temperature Crystallization Kinetics of Amorphous Cu6Sn5 + C Alloys, J. Alloys Comp., 509 (2011) 6705-6710. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2011.03.150

20. Xin Xia, M.N. Obrovac and J.R. Dahn, Comparison of the Reactivity of NaxC6 and LixC6 with Non-Aqueous Solvents and Electrolytes, Electrochem. Solid-State Lett., 14 (2011) A70. DOI: 10.1149/1.3606364

19. M. D. Fleischauer, M.N. Obrovac, and J. R. Dahn , Al-Si Thin-Film Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc. 155 (2008) A851. DOI: 10.1149/1.2977971

18. Jing Li, L. Christensen, M.N. Obrovac, K. C. Hewitt, and J. R. Dahn, Effect of Heat Treatment on Si Electrodes Using Polyvinylidene Fluoride Binder, J. Electrochem. Soc., 155 (2008) A234. DOI: 10.1149/1.2830545

17. M.N. Obrovac, Leif Christensen, Dinh Ba Le, and J.R. Dahn, Alloy Design for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes, J. Electrochem. Soc., 154 (2007) A849. DOI: 0.1149/1.2752985

16. M.N. Obrovac and L.J. Krause, Reversible Cycling of Crystalline Silicon Powder, J. Electrochem. Soc., 154 (2007) A103. DOI: 10.1149/1.2402112

15. M. D. Fleischauer, M.N. Obrovac, and J. R. Dahn, Simple Model for the Capacity of Amorphous Silicon-Aluminum-Transition Metal Negative Electrode Materials, J. Electrochem. Soc., 153 (2006) A1201. DOI: 10.1149/1.2194628

14. M. D. Fleischauer, M.N. Obrovac, J. D. McGraw, R. A. Dunlap, J. M. Topple, and J. R. Dahn, Al-M (M=Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni) Thin-Film Negative Electrode Materials, J. Electrochem. Soc., 153 (2006) A484. DOI: 10.1149/1.2161569

13. J.R. Dahn, R. E. Mar, M. D. Fleischauer and M.N. Obrovac, The Impact of the Addition of Rare Earth Elements to Si1-xSnx Negative Electrode Materials for Li-ion Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 153 (2006) A1211-A1220. DOI: 10.1149/1.2194631

12. T.D. Hatchard, M.N. Obrovac and J.R. Dahn, A Comparison of the Reactions of the SiSn, SiAg and SiZn Binary Systems with Li, J. Electrochem. Soc., 153 (2006) A282-A287. DOI: 10.1149/1.2140607

11. T.D. Hatchard, M.N. Obrovac and J.R. Dahn, The Electrochemical Reaction of the Si1-xZnx Binary System with Lithium, J. Electrochem. Soc., 152 (2005) A2335. DOI: 10.1149/1.2098407

10. M.N. Obrovac and Leif Christensen, Structural Changes in Silicon Anodes During Lithium Insertion/Extraction, Electrochem. Solid-State Lett., 7 (2004) A93. DOI: 10.1149/1.1652421

9. M.S. Bailey, M.N. Obrovac, E. Baillet, T.K. Reynolds, D.B. Zax, F.J. DiSalvo, Ca6[Cr2N6]H, The First Quaternary Nitride-Hydride, Inorganic Chemistry 42 (2003) 5572. DOI: 10.1021/ic0343206

8. M.N. Obrovac and J.R. Dahn, Electrochemically Active Lithia/Metal and Lithium Sulfide/Metal Composites, Electrochem. Solid-State Lett., 5 (2002) A70. DOI: 10.1149/1.1452482

7. M.N. Obrovac, R. A. Dunlap, R. J. Sanderson and J.R. Dahn, The Electrochemical Displacement Reaction of Lithium with Metal Oxides, J. Electrochem. Soc., 148 (2001) A576. DOI: 10.1149/1.1370962

6. M.N. Obrovac and J.R. Dahn, Implications of Finite-Size and Surface Effects on Nano-Size Intercalation Materials, Phys. Rev. B, 61 (2000) 6713. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.61.6713

5. R.A. Dunlap, D.E. Small, D.D. MacNeil, M.N. Obrovac and J.R. Dahn, A Mössbauer Effect Investigation of the Li-Sn System, J. Alloys and Compounds, 289, 135-142 (1999). DOI: 10.1016/S0925-8388(99)00165-6

4. M.N. Obrovac, Ou Mao and J.R. Dahn, Structure and Electrochemistry of LiMO2 (M=Ti, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) Prepared by Mechanochemical Synthesis, Solid State Ionics, 112 (1998) 9. DOI: 10.1016/S0167-2738(98)00225-2

3. M.N. Obrovac, Yuan Gao and J.R. Dahn, Explanation for the 4.8-V Plateau in LiCrxMn2-xO4, Phys. Rev. B, 57 (1998) 5728. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.57.5728

2. M.N. Obrovac, Yuan Gao, M. N. Richard and J. R. Dahn, Use of Carbon Black to Eliminate Surface Charging Effects in Photoelectron Spectroscopy Measurements of Powder, Applied Physics Letters, 71 (1997) 2262-2264. DOI: 10.1063/1.120045

1. J.R. Dahn, E.W. Fuller, M.N. Obrovac and U. von Sacken, Thermal Stability of LixCoO2, LixNiO2, and LixMnO2 and Consequences for the Safety of Li-ion Cells, Solid State Ionics, 69 (1994) 265. DOI: 10.1016/0167-2738(94)90415-4


Invited Presentations

15. M.N. Obrovac, Advances in Li-ion Battery Negative Electrodes, IUPAC 2017 - 46th World Chemistry Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2017.

14. M.N. Obrovac, Si-Based Alloy Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, International Battery Association Meeting, Nantes, France, March 2016.

13. M.N. Obrovac, Si-Based Alloy Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, Lithium Battery Power Conference, Baltimore MD, November 2015.

12. M.N. Obrovac, New Frontiers in Battery Chemistry, Nova Scotian Institute of Science Lecture Series, Halifax NS, October 2015.

11. J.S. Thorne, Recent Developments in Na-Ion Battery Materials
226th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, in Cancun, Mexico, October 2014.

10. M.N. Obrovac, Metal Oxide Negative Electrodes for Na-Ion Batteries (Keynote Speaker)
International Society of Electrochemistry, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 2014.

9. M.N. Obrovac, High Energy Density Sodium Ion Battery Materials
International Battery Association Meeting, Barcelona Spain, March 2013.

8. M.N. Obrovac, Metal-Ion Batteries for Automotive Applications
Advanced Automotive Batteries Conference, Pasadena CA, February 2013.

7. M.N. Obrovac, Increasing Energy Density Beyond Lithium Ion
Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco CA, April, 2012.

6. M.N. Obrovac, Reversible Cycling of Silicon and Silicon Alloys
American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston MA, February, 2012.

5. M.N. Obrovac, Negative Electrodes Based on Silicon and Sn
Lithium Ion Battery Discussion Arcachon, France, June, 2011.

4. M.N. Obrovac, Silicon-Based Anode Materials
International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Tianjin, China, June 2008.

3. M.N. Obrovac, Advanced Anode Materials For Lithium Ion Batteries
Minnesota Technical Symposium, Minneapolis Minn., March 15, 2007.

2. M.N. Obrovac, High-Performance Batteries to Transform Transportation
MIT Emerging Technologies Conference, MIT, Boston, Mass., Sept. 28, 2006.

1. M.N. Obrovac, Selection of New Alloys for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes
Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Halifax N.S., May 30 2006.


Conference Presentations

* = presenter

54. Leyi Zhao*, Xiuyun Zhao, L.T. Burke and M.N. Obrovac, Voronoi-tessellated and hexagonal-platelet graphite by Mg catalysed graphitisation, 28th International Conference on Diamond and Carbon materials, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2017.

53. Lituo Zheng*, Lingjun Li and M.N. Obrovac, Effect of Controlled-Atmosphere Storage and Ethanol Rinse on NaNi0.5Mn0.5O2 for Sodium Ion Batteries, 68th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Rhode Island, US, August 2017.

52. Leyi Zhao*, Xiuyun Zhao, L.T. Burke and M.N. Obrovac, Hexagonal Platelet Graphite Crystals Grown in Mg as Negative Electrode for Li-Ion Batteries, 2017 Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June 2017.

51. Leyi Zhao* and M.N. Obrovac, Nanostructured Alloy Anodes Composed of Active Si with Inactive Ductile Metals, 2017 Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June 2017.

50. Zilai Yan* and M.N. Obrovac, High Precision Measurements of Electrolyte Reactivity on Graphite and Copper, 2017 Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June 2017.

49. Yijia Liu* and M.N. Obrovac, High Energy Density, Thermally Stable Si-W Alloy Anodes for Li-ion Batteries, 2017 Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June 2017.

48. Yidan Cao* and M.N. Obrovac, Si1-xMnx Alloy Negative Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries, 2017 Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June 2017.

47. Simeng Cao* and M.N. Obrovac, High Energy Density SixMo1-x (70 ≤ x ≤ 90) Alloy Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, 2017 Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June 2017.

46. Leyi Zhao* and M.N. Obrovac, Carbon-Silicon Alloys Prepared by Delithiation as Li-Ion Battery Anodes, International Battery Association 2017 Meeting, Nara, Japan, March 2017.

45. Lituo Zheng*, Jierui Li and M.N. Obrovac, Crystal Structures and Electrochemical Performance of Air‐Stable Na2/3Ni1/3‐xCuxMn2/3O2 in Sodium Cells, International Battery Association 2017 Meeting, Nara, Japan, March 2017.

44. Ryan Fielden* and M.N. Obrovac, Reversible Potassium Intercalation in Layered KxCoO2, International Battery Association 2017 Meeting, Nara, Japan, March 2017.

43. T.D. Hatchard* and M.N. Obrovac, Development of High-Energy Density Alloy Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, Lithium Battery Power Conference, Baltimore MD, November 2016.

42. Lituo Zheng* and M.N. Obrovac, Honeycomb Compound Na3Ni2BiO6 As Positive Electrode Material for Na-Ion Battery, Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science, 2016, Honolulu HI, October 2016.

41. Yukun Wang*, Hui Liu, Min Zhu and M.N. Obrovac, Comparative Study of Si-Ti Thin Films and Alloys As Lithium Ion Anodes, Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science, 2016, Honolulu HI, October 2016.

40. T.D. Hatchard*, Paul Bissonnette and M.N. Obrovac, Carbonized Binders for Li-Ion Battery Anodes, International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Chicago IL, June 2016.

39. Lituo Zheng*, Peter Nguyen and M.N. Obrovac, Investigation of NaxMgx/2O2 (1.0 > x > 1/3) for Na-Ion Battery Positive Electrodes, International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Chicago IL, June 2016.

38. R. Fielden,* Laura Cole and M.N. Obrovac, NaxVxTi1-xO2 (x = 0.6 – 1.0) Phases for Na-Ion Battery Electrode Materials, International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Chicago IL, June 2016.

37. Leyi Zhao* and M.N. Obrovac, Nanostructured Si Alloys via Ethanol Delithiation, International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Chicago IL, June, 2016.

36. T.D. Hatchard* and M.N. Obrovac, Rapid Milling of Alloy Anodes, 228th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Phoenix Arizona, October, 2015.

35. Lituo Zheng*, M. N. Obrovac, Mechanically Milled Transition Metal Phosphides (M-P) as Anode Materials for Sodium Ion Batteries (M=Ti, Mn, Co, Cu, Zn), 228th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Phoenix Arizona, October, 2015.

34. Zhijia Du*, T. D. Hatchard, R. A. Dunlap, M. N. Obrovac, Stress-Voltage Coupling in Si Alloys, 228th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Phoenix Arizona, October, 2015.

33. R. Fielden* and M.N. Obrovac, NaxMzTi1-zO2 Dual Electrode Materials for Na-ion Batteries, 2nd International Conference on Sodium Batteries, Phoenix Arizona, October, 2015.

32. M.N. Obrovac*, Stress-Voltage Coupling in Si Alloys, Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June, 2015.

31. B.N. Wilkes, Z. Brown*, L.J. Krause, and M.N. Obrovac, Electrochemical Behavior of Aromatic Polyimide Binder, Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June, 2015.

30. H. Liu*, M. Zhu, and M.N. Obrovac, Amorphous Si1-xBx films for Lithium Ion Anodes, Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June, 2015.

29. Lituo Zheng*, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, Electrochemical Reaction Mechanism of Tin Phosphide with Sodium by Ex-situ X-ray Diffractometry and Mössbauer Effect Spectroscopy, Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June, 2015.

28. L. MacEachern*, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, Fe-Si-Zn Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries, Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June, 2015.

27. Kalani Periyapperuma*, Tuan T. Tran, M.I. Purcell, and M.N. Obrovac, Reversible Magnesiation of Pb, Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June, 2015.

26. J.S. Thorne*, C. Lee, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, A Comparison of
O3-NaFex(Co0.5Ni0.5)1-xO2 and O3-NaFexCo1-xO2 for Na-ion Battery Positive electrodes
, Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June, 2015.

25. Douglas Iaboni* and M.N. Obrovac, Li15Si4 Phase Formation in Silicon Thin Films, Lithium Ion Battery Discussion, Arcachon, France, June, 2015.

24. Xiuyun Zhao*, R. A. Dunlap, and M. N. Obrovac, Synthesis and Electrochemical Performance of Low Surface Area Alloy Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
226th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, in Cancun, Mexico, October 2014.

23. T. Hatchard*, and M.N Obrovac, Use of Symmetric Cells for the Study of Na-Ion Materials and Electrolytes
226th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, in Cancun, Mexico, October 2014.

22. Zhijia Du*, R.A. Dunlap, M.N. Obrovac, Compression of Si Alloy Electrodes to Increase Li-Ion Battery Energy Density
226th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, in Cancun, Mexico, October 2014.

21. J.S. Thorne*, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, P2-type Na2/3Fe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 as a New Positive Electrode for Na-ion Batteries
226th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, in Cancun, Mexico, October 2014.

20. Kalani Periyapperuma*, Tuan T. Tran, Simon Trussler, Douglas Iaboni and M.N. Obrovac, Two and Three Electrode Electrochemical Cells for Ambient and High Temperature Battery Materials Research
226th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, in Cancun, Mexico, October 2014.

19. R. Fielden* and M.N. Obrovac, Low Voltage Sodium Intercalation in NaxNix/2Ti1-x/2O2 (0.5 ≤ x ≤ 1.0)
17th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Como, Italy, June 2014.

18. Z. Brown* and M.N. Obrovac, Transition Metal Oxide Negative Electrodes for Sodium Ion Batteries
17th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Como, Italy, June 2014.

17. J. Thorne*, S. Chowdhury, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, Investigation of NaxFexTi1-xO2 (1.0 ≥ x ≥ 0.75) for Na-Ion Battery Positive Electrodes
224th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, San Francisco, CA, October 2013.

16. L. MacEachern*, R.A. Dunlap and M.N. Obrovac, Negative Electrodes Based on the FexZn1-x Alloy System
224th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, San Francisco, CA, October 2013.

15. M. Purcell* and M.N. Obrovac, Characterization of the C-Zn System for Use as Anodes in Li-Ion Batteries
224th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, San Francisco, CA, October 2013.

14. J. Thorne*, R.A. Dunlap, and M.N. Obrovac, Structure and Electrochemistry of NaFe1-xMnxO2 Na-Ion Cathode Materials
222nd Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI, October 2012.

13. L.D. Ellis* and M.N. Obrovac, Reversible Insertion of Sodium in Tin
222nd Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI, October 2012.

12. R. Fielden* and M.N. Obrovac, NaNixMn1-xO2 as a Potential Positive Electrode Material for Sodium-ion Batteries
222nd Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI, October 2012.

11. T. Hatchard* and M.N. Obrovac, Metal doped NaCrO2 for Na-ion Battery Cathodes
222nd Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI, October 2012.

10. T.T. Tuan* and M.N. Obrovac, High Voltage Electrolytes for Magnesium Batteries
16th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Jeju, Korea, June 2012.

9. R. Fielden* and M.N. Obrovac, Synthesis of NaxCoO2 Phases via a Combinatorial Solution-based Method
220th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Boston, MA, October 2011.

8. M.N. Obrovac, New Alloy Anodes for Commercial Lithium Ion Cells
216th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Vienna, Austria, October 2009.

7. M.N. Obrovac, Silicon Alloy Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries
25th International Battery Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 2008.

6. M.N. Obrovac, Reversible Cycling of Crystalline Silicon Powder
13th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Biarritz, France, June 2006.

5. M.N. Obrovac, Structural Changes in Silicon Anodes During Lithium Insertion/Extraction
204th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Orlando, Florida, October 2003.

4. M.N. Obrovac, The Redox Behavior of Lithium with Metal Oxides
198th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2000.

3. M.N. Obrovac, Implications of Size and Surface Effects in Nano-Structured Active Materials
196th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 1999.

2. M.N. Obrovac, Structure and Electrochemistry of Nano-LiMO2 Prepared by Mechanochemical Synthesis
9th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1998.

1. M.N. Obrovac, An Explanation for the 4.8V Plateau in LiCrxMn2-xO4
190th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, San Antonio, Texas, October 1996.


Issued Patents

8,354,189 Electrodes including novel binders and methods of making and using the same
8,287,772 Low energy milling method, low crystallinity alloy, and negative electrode composition
8,257,864 Method of making tin-based alloys for negative electrode compositions
8,034,485 Metal oxide negative electrodes for lithium-ion electrochemical cells and batteries
7,972,727 Electrode compositions based on an amorphous alloy having a high silicon content
7,871,727 Alloy composition for lithium ion batteries
7,851,085 Alloy composition for lithium ion batteries
7,771,861 Method of using an electrochemical cell
7,767,349 Alloy composition for lithium ion batteries
7,732,095 Electrode compositions based on an amorphous alloy having a high silicon content
7,498,100 Multi-phase, silicon-containing electrode for a lithium-ion battery
6,680,145 Lithium-ion batteries