What’s my battery telling me? Acoustic diagnostics of next generation batteries.
Batteries which use lithium-metal anodes have the potential of increasing the energy density of existing technologies, however they suffer from poor lifetime. Here, understanding the reversibility of lithium deposition/stripping is key. Various in-operando electrochemical methods have been used to analyse this problem, however they are not able to capture mechanical changes well. In recent years, acoustic measurements have emerged as a powerful tool for diagnosing chemo-mechanical effects in batteries. This PhD project aims to explore and evaluate the full capabilities of acoustic measurements for diagnosing next generation battery technologies.
How to Apply
Please contact Dr Billy Wu if you are interested in applying for this project.