(346bp) Molecular Simulation Studies of Solvent-in-Salt Electrolytes for Energy Storage Applications
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2020
- Proceeding: 2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum
- Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 8:00am-9:00am
Here we present an integrated study of SISE2 through various computational and experimental approaches to better understand the molecular behavior that drives dynamical properties. Specifically, neutron scattering and NMR experiments are performed to measure ion diffusivity, while impedance spectroscopy is conducted to measure the ionic conductivity of these electrolytes. Accompanying these experiments is a series of Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations which provide an analysis of ion pairing and structuring to better understand the atomistic origins of ionic conductivity. Furthermore, the role of confinement on the dynamical properties is investigated through studies of SISE in novel MXenes3, which are a family of two-dimensional metal carbides and nitride materials. Included are Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) and Gibbs Ensemble Monte Carlo (GEMC) simulations to better understand how SISE fill and interact with the interlayer spacings of MXenes.
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