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Kimberly See, PhD

Kimberly See, PhD
Program
Beckman Young Investigators

Award Year
2019

Institution
California Institute of Technology

Email:
ksee@caltech.edu

Website:
https://www.seegroup.caltech.edu/

Research Title:
Divalent Ion Conductivity in the Solid-State

Abstract:
We aim to develop battery chemistries that use more abundant, less expensive, and better performing materials compared to the conventional Li-ion battery. We will target magnesium (Mg) and zinc (Zn) chemistries with a focus on understanding the diffusion of Mg2+ and Zn2+ cations in solids, a critical fundamental process during battery operation. By preparing new materials that support diffusion of divalent cations (2+) and characterizing their structure and electrochemistry, we aim to understand the fundamental properties that control diffusion of 2+ cations compared to the more conventional 1+ cations.

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