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FACETs work on battery materials is dedicated to design novel materials for Li-ion batteries and beyond Li-ion battery technologies and to tackle on the key challenges in realizing the next generation energy storage devices. We focus on Gen4a, Gen4b, and Gen5 batteries comprising Li metal or Si anodes in combination with high voltage or high-capacity electrodes with novel liquid electrolyte recipes or solid-state electrolytes. Moreover, we have mutual interest in the development of, e.g., Na-ion and Mg-ion batteries. Hence, our research focus on the synthesis of advanced materials and the engineering of the interfaces between the individual components and their characterization by using a wide spectrum of techniques at lab and large-scale facilities combined with computational methods.

Faculty members who are involved in FACETs work on battery material are:
Assoc. Prof Daniel Rettenwander, Assoc. Prof Nils Wagner, Prof Sverre Magnus Selbach, Assoc. Prof Sondre Kvalvåg Schnell, Prof Kjell Wiik and Prof Ann Mari Svensson

The battery research in FACET is strongly coordinated with battery work in the electrochemistry group, lead by Prof. Ann Mari Svensson.

 

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F. H. Fagerli, Z. Wang, T. Grande, H. Kaland, S. M. Selbach, N. P. Wagner and K. Wiik
Removing Fluoride-Terminations from Multilayered V2CTx MXene by Gas Hydrolyzation
ASC Omega (2022)

E R. Østli, Y. Tesfamhret, S. Wenner, M. J. Lacey, D. Brandell, A. M. Svensson, S. M. Selbach and N. P. Wagner
Limitations of Ultrathin Al2O3 Coatings on LNMO Cathodes
ACS Omega 6 (2021) 45

J. Hadler-Jacobsen, F. H. Fagerli, H. Kaland and S. K. Schnell
Stacking Sequence, Interlayer Bonding, Termination Group Stability and Li/Na/Mg Diffusion in MXenes
ACS Materials Lett. 3 (2021) 1369–1376

I. T. Røe and S. K. Schnell
Slow surface diffusion on Cu substrates in Li metal batteries
J. Mater. Chem. A (2021)

H. Kaland, F. H. Fagerli, J. Hadler‐Jacobsen, Z. Zhao‐Karge, M. Fichtner, K. Wiik and N. P. Wagner
Performance Study of MXene/Carbon Nanotube Composites for Current Collector‐ and Binder‐Free Mg–S Batteries
ChemSuSChem (2021)

H. Kaland, J. Hadler-Jacobsen, F. H. Fagerli, N. P. Wagner, S. K. Schnell and K. Wiik
Dipentamethylene Thiuram Tetrasulfide-Based Cathodes for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries
ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 3 (2020) 10600-10610

L. Wang, B. Jiang, P. E. Vullum, A. M. Svensson, A. Erbe, S. M. Selbach, H. Xu, and F. Vullum-Bruer
High Interfacial Charge Storage Capability of Carbonaceous Cathodes for Mg Batteries
ACS Nano 12 (2018) 2998–3009.

L. Wang, Z. Wang, P. E. Vullum, S. M. Selbach, A. M. Svensson and F. Vullum-Bruer
Solvent-Controlled Charge Storage Mechanisms of Spinel Oxide Electrodes in Mg Organohaloaluminate Electrolytes
Nano Lett. 18 (2018) 763-772.

K. Inzani, M. Nematollahi, F. Vullum-Bruer, T. Grande, T. W. Reenaas and S. M. Selbach
Electronic Properties of Reduced Molybdenum Oxides
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19 (2017) 9232-9245.

K. Inzani, M. Nematollahi, S. M. Selbach, T. Grande and F. Vullum-Bruer
Progression of reduction of MoO3 observed in powders and solution processed thin films
Thin Solid Films 626 (2017) 94-103.

L. Wang, K. Asheim, P. E. Vullum, A. M. Svensson and F. Vullum-Bruer
Sponge-like Porous Manganese(II,III) Oxide as a Highly Effi-cient Cathode Material for Rechargeable Magnesium Ion Batteries
Chem. Mater. 28 (2016) 6459-6470.

N. P Wagner, P. E. Vullum, M. K. Nord, A. M. Svensson and F. Vullum-Bruer
On Vanadium Substitution in Li2MnSiO4/C as Positive Electrode for Li-ion Batteries 
J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 11359-11371.

X. Chen, F. L. Bleken, O. M. Løvvik and F. Vullum-Bruer
Comparing electrochemical performance of transition metal silicate cathodes and chevrel phase Mo6S8 in the analogous rechargeable Mg-ion battery system
J. Power Sources 321 (2016) 76-86.

C. E. L. Foss, A. M. Svensson, S. Sunde and F. Vullum-Bruer
Edge/basal/defect ratios in graphite and their influence on the thermal stability of lithium ion batteries
J. Power Sources 317 (2016) 177-183.

N. Wagner, A. M. Svensson and F. Vullum-Bruer
Liquid-feed flame spray pyrolysis as alternative synthesis for electrochemically active nano-sized LiMn2SiO4 
Transl. Mater. Res. 3 (2016) 025001.

K. Inzani, T. Grande, F. Vullum-Bruer and S. M. Selbach
A van der Waals Density Functional Study of MoO3 and Its Oxygen Vacancies
J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 8959-8968.

N. Wagner, A. M. Svensson and F. Vullum-Bruer
Flame-Made Lithium Transition Metal Orthosilicates 
Electrochimica Acta 203 (2016) 246-256.

N. P. Wagner, A. R. M. Dalod, A. M. Svensson and F. Vullum-Bruer
Fe and V Substituted Li2MnSiO4/C As Potential Cathode Material for Li-Ion Batteries
ECS Trans. 64 (2015) 33-45.

N. Wagner, A. M. Svensson, F. Vullum-Bruer
Effect of carbon content and annealing atmosphere on phase purity and morphology of Li2MnSiO4 synthesized by a PVA assisted sol–gel method
Solid State Ionics 276 (2015) 26-32.

O. S. Burheim, M. A. Onsrud, J. G. Pharoah, F. Vullum-Bruer, P. J. S. Vie
Thermal Conductivity, Heat Sources and Temperature Profiles of Li-Ion Batteries
ECS Trans. 58 (2014) 145-171.

F. Lou, H. Zhou, T. D. Tran, M. E. Melandsø Buan, F. Vullum-Bruer, M. Rønning, J. C. Walmsley and D. Chen
Coaxial Carbon/Metal Oxide/Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays as High-Performance Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries
ChemSusChem. 7 (2014) 1335–1346.

H. Zhou, F. Lou, P. E. Vullum, M.-A. Einarsrud, De Chen and F. Vullum-Bruer
3D aligned-carbon-nanotubes@Li2FeSiO4 arrays as high rate capability cathodes for Li-ion batteries
Nanotechnology 24 (2013) 435703.

HQ. Lu, H. Zhou, A. M. Svensson, A. Fossdal, E. Sheridan, SQ. Lu, F. Vullum-Bruer
High capacity Li[Ni0.8Co0.1Mn0.1]O2 synthesized by sol–gel and co-precipitation methods as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries
Solid State Ionics 249-250 (2013) 105-11.

F. Lou, H. Zhou, F. Vullum-Bruer, T. D. Tran and De Chen
Synthesis of carbon nanofibers@MnO2 3D structures over copper foil as binder free anodes for lithium ion batteries
J. Energy Chem. 22 (2013) 78–86.

H. Zhou, M.-A. Einarsrud and F. Vullum-Bruer
In situ XRD and EIS of a nanoporous Li2FeSiO4/C cathode during the initial charge/discharge cycle of a Li-ion battery
J. Power Sources 238 (2013) 478–484.

F. Lou, H. Zhou, F. Huang, F. Vullum-Bruer, T. D. Tran and De Chen
Facile synthesis of manganese oxide/aligned carbon nanotubes over aluminium foil as 3D binder free cathodes for lithium ion batteries
J. Mater. Chem. A 1 (2013) 3757-3767.

H. Zhou, M.-A. Einarsrud and F. Vullum-Bruer
High capacity nanostructured Li2FexSiO4/C with Fe hyperstoichiometry for Li-ion batteries
J. Power Sources 235 (2013) 234.

C. E. L. Foss, A. M. Svensson, S. Sunde and F. Vullum-Bruer
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of a Porous Graphite Electrode Used for Li-Ion Batteries with EC/PC Based Electrolytes
ECS Trans. 41 (2012) 1-6.

H. Zhou, M.-A. Einarsrud and F. Vullum-Bruer
PVA-assisted combustion synthesis and characterization of porous nanocomposite Li2FeSiO4/C
Solid State Ionics 225 (2012) 585-589.

 

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Maria Valeria Blanco
Researcher
maria.v.blanco@ntnu.no
Mir Mehraj Ud Din
Postdoctoral Fellow
mir.m.u.din@ntnu.no
+47-46211536
Frode Håskjold Fagerli
PhD Candidate
frode.h.fagerli@ntnu.no
Florian Flatscher
PhD Candidate
florian.flatscher@ntnu.no
Tor Grande
Pro-Rector for Research and Dissemination
tor.grande@ntnu.no
+47-97616918
Øystein Gullbrekken
PhD Candidate
oystein.gullbrekken@ntnu.no
+47-95857299
Weicheng Hua
PhD Candidate
weicheng.hua@ntnu.no
+47-+4747663978
Harald Norrud Pollen
PhD Candidate
harald.n.pollen@ntnu.no
+47-99447514
Daniel Rettenwander
Associate Professor
daniel.rettenwander@ntnu.no
Sondre Kvalvåg Schnell
Associate Professor
sondre.k.schnell@ntnu.no
+47-73412047
+47-45275463
Sverre Magnus Selbach
Professor
selbach@ntnu.no
+47-91646302
Nils P. Wagner
Associate Professor
nils.peter.wagner@sintef.no
+47-45060739
Zhaohui Wang
Associate Professor
zhaohui.wang@ntnu.no
Kjell Wiik
Professor
kjell.wiik@ntnu.no
+47-73594082
Benjamin Williamson
Researcher
benjamin.williamson@ntnu.no

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Associate Professor Daniel Rettenwander
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Scientific Highlights

Daniel Rettenwander and Mir Mehraj Ud Din joned the Kick-Off Meeting of Daniels new M-ERA.NET Project SOLIMEC at the UAM in Madrid

Group photo from kick off meeting

Associate Professor Daniel Rettenwander received funding from the RCN. He will coordinate a consortium based on UiO, Freyr, and Cerpotech developing advanced composite electrolytes. A PhD position will be announced soon.

Our PhD-student Florian and Postdoc Mir did great contributions at the Solid-state ionics (SSI-23) in Boston (23rd International Conference on Solid State Ionics (SSI 23) (mrs.org))

We congratulate Maria and Daniel on getting the 2x M-Era-Net project funded! This is also associated with 2 new post-doc positions


Selected publications

L. Wang et. al., Solvent-Controlled Charge Storage Mechanisms of Spinel Oxide Electrodes in Mg Organohaloaluminate Electrolytes, Nano Lett. 18 (2018) 763-772.

L. Wang et. al., Sponge-like Porous Manganese(II,III) Oxide as a Highly Efficient Cathode Material for Rechargeable Magnesium Ion Batteries, Chem. Mater. 28 (2016) 6459-6470.

N. P Wagner et.al., On Vanadium Substitution in Li2MnSiO4/C as Positive Electrode for Li-ion Batteries, J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 11359-11371.