Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables (SCALAR)
A US Department of Energy Energy Frontier Research Center (Class: 2018 — 2022)
To design materials, interfaces, and architectures that revolutionize the performance of energy storage systems by dramatically expanding the range of materials systems and chemistries that can be employed in next generation batteries.
The SCALAR center aims to rethink battery materials to take advantage of a much broader set of reactions and
materials than traditional transition metal cation redox approaches. This is combined with new methods to control
and characterize architectures and interfaces with the goal of bridging atomistic and nanometer length-scales in the
quest to improve cycling stability and electron and ion transport over broad working ranges.
Thrust 1: Anionic redox as a new paradigm for next-generation energy storage
Thrust 2: Increasing electrical conductivity in electrodes without compromising ion mobility
Thrust 3: Stabilizing physical and electrochemical interfaces
More about the thrusts
All Participating Senior Investigators
Anton Van der Ven
Johanna Nelson Weker|
Huguette Albrecht, Administrative Director, SCALAR EFRC
email: halbrecht at conet dot ucla dot edu +++ phone: 310-825-5125 +++ webspace: http://www.chem.ucla.edu/scalar/