The Battery Analytical Investigation (BAI) Research Group, led by Dr. Bai (CV), is part of the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (EECE), in the McKelvey School of Engineering, at Washington University in St. Louis.
We aim to obtain precision understandings of the performance-limiting mechanisms in current and emerging batteries, by combining high-throughput operando electroanalytical methods, physics-based mathematical modeling, atomistic and molecular dynamics simulations, and data-driven diagnosis.
- Ideally stable Na metal anode in the correct electrolyte
- Spiky Na growths (not dendrite) in the “wrong” electrolyte
More details can be found in our 2021 open-access paper.