Correlated Diffusion Events in Molecular Dynamics of Solid Electrolytes

Speaker :
Prof. Nicole Adelstein
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Francisco State University
Date : 8 Jan 2019 (Tue)
Time : 10:30 am
Venue : Room 3598, HKUST (3/F., Lift #27/28)


Improvements to Li-ion batteries (LIBs) have been steadily building since the first LIBs were commercially developed in the 1990s.  LIBs are now used in most portable electronic devices, but suffer from safety issues. In addition, inventors imagine new and expanded uses for batteries, but current technologies do not meet the energy volumetric and gravimetric density requirements. All-solid-state batteries provide a solution to safety and energy density, but are limited by a number of materials properties, especially the lack of understanding of diffusion mechanisms. 


Nicole Adelstein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Francisco State University. Her research group studies ionic diffusion in solid-state materials using molecular dynamics, both quantum and classical simulations. Before arriving at SFSU in 2015, Nicole was a post-doc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for three years and now maintains an active collaboration with LLNL.  She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Materials Science and Engineering and her B.A. from Reed College in Chemistry and Physics.