Title

Electrodeposition of a Novel Cathode Material for Lithium-ion Batteries

Presenter Information

Navarre Bartz

Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Major

Ceramic Engineering

Research Advisor

Switzer, Jay A., 1950-

Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Fellows Program

Abstract

The electrodeposition of monoclinic birnessite (Na0.55Mn2O4*1.5H2O) of space group C2/m was investigated as a possible route for production of a high charge and discharge rate battery material. Scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and x-ray diffraction data were taken to determine the morphology and chemical nature of the deposited material. It was determined that electrodeposition was useful for making a uniform film of birnessite on a stainless steel substrate.

Biography

Navarre Bartz is currently a fourth year undergraduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has been interested in battery technology since he was introduced to it his first semester in Rolla by the Solar Car Team. Since then he has worked on numerous energy material research projects covering thermoelectrics, supercapacitors, and batteries. He hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in Materials Science, and become a professor with an emphasis in energy material research.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Sciences oral presentation, Second place

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

08 Apr 2009, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Electrodeposition of a Novel Cathode Material for Lithium-ion Batteries

Carver Room

The electrodeposition of monoclinic birnessite (Na0.55Mn2O4*1.5H2O) of space group C2/m was investigated as a possible route for production of a high charge and discharge rate battery material. Scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and x-ray diffraction data were taken to determine the morphology and chemical nature of the deposited material. It was determined that electrodeposition was useful for making a uniform film of birnessite on a stainless steel substrate.