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Research in Anode-Free Lithium Metal Batteries by NSRRC User, Prof. Bing Joe Hwang and NSRRC Scientist, Dr. Chun-Chieh Wang Published in Nature Communications
Chair Professor Bing Joe Hwang at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, who is a long-term user and also an adjunct scientist of the NSRRC, has intensely devoted himself in the study of nanostructured energy materials for Lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, etc. Over the years, he has made a multitude of major breakthroughs in battery technology and won numerous awards worldwide. A study in anode-free lithium metal batteries (AFLMBs) he led was recently published in Nature Communications.

By collaborating with the NSRRC Scientist, Dr. Chun-Chieh Wang, the research team used the techniques of in-situ optical microscopy and in-situ transmission X-ray microscopy at TLS 01B1 to determine various sources of irreversible coulombic efficiency in AFLMBs, and to further understand the behaviors of LMBs and AFLMBs. Owing to higher energy densities and lower safety hazards, AFLMBs are considered the most promising candidate to outperform LMBs.