Electrochemical Materials Program
The Office of Naval Research Electrochemical Materials Program is focused on developing a fundamental understanding of charge (electron and ion) storage, transport and transfer mechanisms and applying that knowledge to develop materials, materials architectures and devices that address unique Navy and Marine Corps application needs, such as current and future logistics fueled devices and air-independent propulsion for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). Current foci in this program include in-situ probes for determining reaction mechanisms in high temperature electrochemical systems, multi-scale modeling to meaningfully span atomistic to cell level behavior, challenges unique to three-dimensional battery architectures and fundamental understanding of lithium-based battery catastrophic failure modes.
- Safe, energy and power dense components and power systems for Navy and Marine Corps portable, unmanned vehicle and shipboard applications
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