Present Research Students


 Charmaine Gelant

Current study: MSc Chemistry

Project Title: The morphological and electrochemical investigation of sol-gel synthesized spinel Li4Ti5O12 used as anode material in Li-ion batteries.
Description: An investigation to the temperature phase transitions that occur during the sol-gel synthesis of doped and undoped lithium titanium oxide (Li4Ti5O12) used as anode material in lithium ion batteries. The changes in the physical properties of the materials phase transitions during their synthesis route will be studied that include their thermal mas loss by TGA, phase transitions by in-situ PXRD and the surface area by BET analysis. The final synthesized spinel Li4Ti5O12 electrochemical properties will be used as the anode material in building cells that will be combined with commercially available cathode material. The electrochemical properties will include capacity, rate performance and cycle life.