University of Twente
Faculty of Science & Technology
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
Phone: +31 53 4899351
Secretary: +31 53 4892860
Recently, all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries, which replace the liquid electrolytes with solid electrolytes, possess many potential merits as higher energy density, long cycle life and higher safety compared with conventional lithium-ion batteries, and consequently have served as the promising next-generation batteries for electric vehicles and smart grid. It is vital to develop solid electrolytes with high lithium-ion conductivity for all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries with high energy and power density. Besides, the fast lithium transfer kinetics between electrodes and solid electrolytes are important as well. Nevertheless, the traditional all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries are still hindered by the ineffective electrode-electrolyte interface.
Hence, my research will focus on exploring the effective strategies to enhance lithium kinetics, and consequently improve the overall electrochemical performance of all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries. In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to develop interfacial engineering involving effective thin film deposition techniques, among which pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technique is one of ideal strategy to achieve this goal. Using PLD technique can easily achieve a large number of controls during resulting end-product, usually a thin-film. Constructing the electrodes with different crystal orientations via PLD technique has been proved to be the effective ways to enhance lithium transport kinetics because of the larger interface area. Meanwhile, modifying surface of the electrodes by PLD technique has also succeeded in decreasing the solid-solid contact resistance of interfaces. However, it still remains the challenges to explore more effective strategies to use PLD to modify and tune the interfaces between electrodes and electrolytes and address the shortcomings mentioned above.
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