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Postdoc Secures Marie Curie Individual Fellowship


26 June 2020

Dr. Shibabrata Basak, a postdoc in the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9) - has secured a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant for experienced researchers. The so-called “Individual Fellowship” will enable the physicist to conduct operando electron microscopy studies to develop the next generation of high capacity solid state batteries.

This project will be performed jointly in the Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) and IEK-9. The ER-C and IEK-9 are already working closely together on developing a better understanding of battery performance, with IEK-9 researchers using ultra-high-resolution transmission electron microscopes in the ER-C to acquire atomic-scale details of battery materials that underwent ex situ cycling. This project focuses on performing in situ studies during battery cycling to obtain better insight into local electrochemistry. The aim is to increase the capacity of the batteries, to improve their safety, and to extend their service life.

BasakDr. Shibabrata Basak studies materials for the next generation of high capacity solid state batteries.
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In particular, Basak will study the mechanism of lithium-ion transfer at the electrode-electrolyte interface in solid state batteries. Along with other researchers in the ER-C and IEK-9, scientists from Imperial College London are also involved in the project, bringing together their respective expertise in advanced electron microscopy, battery chemistry and nanochemistry. The results of the project are expected to contribute directly to the industrial development of the next generation of batteries.

Further information:

Website of the ER-C

Website of IEK-9

Website of Imperial College London

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