IN THE PRESS:
The 2019 Nobel Prize was awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium-ion batteries”. Batteries are everywhere today, and we carry them around with us in our phones all the time, a development that even the Nobel laureates had not foreseen when they made their impactful discoveries. A perspective can be found here (associated Press article https://www.apnews.com/8257847b56434d249d0266b7f6a318ea), which includes commentary by NYU Professor of Chemistry Alexej Jerschow.
"The quality of a battery is very difficult to assess”, says Jerschow. At NYU, Jerschow has been establishing techniques for diagnosing failures in rechargeable Li-ion batteries, a current pain point in the industry. Jerschow expects this work to to help improving battery reliability and development, and to lead to next generation devices with more power and energy capacity. Recent publications on this work include:
"Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Cell State of Charge and Defect Detection by in-situ Inside-Out Magnetic Resonance Imaging"
Click here to read the full article in Nature Communications.
"Distortion-Free Inside-Out Imaging for Rapid Diagnostics of Rechargeable Li-ion Cells"
Click here to read the full article in PNAS.