Design of new energy related materials through advanced characterization and simulation. By combining electrochemistry, (in situ) electron microscopy, (in situ) X-ray diffraction and first principles computations, the relationship between atomistic structure and electrochemical property of materials is obtained. The scientific understanding guides the design of new materials with technological importance, including energy storage materials such as cathode, anode and solid electrolyte for lithium or sodium ion batteries with improved safety, energy density, cyclability or diffusivity.
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