Associate Professor Lorenzo Mangolini’s results published in Nano Letters

Prof. Mangolini’s most recent results on the development of novel battery materials have been published in Nano Letters. Precise control of processing parameters allows growing a highly graphitic shell around silicon particles. This stabilizes the performance of the material during charge-discharge cycling, all while being considerably simpler than other competing techniques. Giorgio Nava and Joseph Schwan, a Postdoc and a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering respectively, have led the study. This work was performed in collaboration with the McDowell group at Georgia Tech, which performed in-situ TEM studies of the kinetic of lithiation in presence of a graphitic shell.