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Battery Electrodes with Nanowire Architectures

Start Date: March 2007
Status: Completed


Yi Cui and Friedrich B. Prinz, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Annual Reports



  • (Invited talk) “Advanced Energy Storage With Nanostructures.” 2010 Welch Conference on Chemical Research”Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy.” Houston, Texas, October 25-26, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Inorganic Nanostructures for Solar Cells and Energy Storage Devices.” The 57th American Vacuum Society International Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico , October 17-20, 2010.
  • (Plenary) “Nanoscience Enabled Energy and Environmental Technologies.” Joint 2010 IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference and 1st IEEE International Symposium on Energy, Environment, Safety and Security, Monterey, California, October 12-15, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “ Nanostructured high-energy and low-cost batteries.” Molecular Foundry Annual User Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, October 1, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanomaterials for Next Generation of Energy and Environmental Technologies.” Nano Seminar Series, University of California, Berkeley, September 24, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Applications.” Current Trends in Energy, Environment and Water Resources Research, KAIST, South Korea, September 2-3, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanostructured Energy Applications.” 10th Emerging Information and Technology Conference (EITC-2010), Stanford, California, August 12-13, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanoscience for Energy and Novel Materials.” American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August 22-26, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanostructured Energy Applications.” Sharp Laboratories of America, Camas, Washington, July 23, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanoscience: Opportunities for Energy.” 2010 ISACS Conference, Budapest, July 14-16, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanostructured Energy Storage.” Inorganic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, Stanford University, University of New England, June 20-25, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “High Performance Energy Nanomaterials,” 22nd Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy, Fallen Leave Lake, California, June 6-7, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanotechnology-Enable Clean Technology,” Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) Forum 2010, Milpitas, California, May 8, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage,” Department of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar, Northwestern University, March 2, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage,” Department of Chemistry Seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 25, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage,” Department of Chemistry Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, February 23, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Storage: New Progress in an Old Field,” American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 18-22, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Silicon Lithium Ion Battery Anodes: Nanowires and Beyond,” Pacific Power Source Symposium, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, January 11-15, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanostructured Photon Management for High Performance Solar ells,” 3rd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, Hong Kong, P. R. China, January 4-7, 2010.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Storage and Photovoltaics with One-dimensional Materials,” 3rd International Conference on One-dimensional Nanomaterials, Atlanta, Georgia, December 7-9, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Nanostructures: Manipulating Photons, Electrons and Ions,” A Institute of Technology, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Pasadena, CA, October 20, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Nanostructures: Manipulating Photons, Electrons and Ions,” Advanced Light Source User Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, October 15-17, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Nanostructures: Manipulating Photons, Electrons and Ions,” Solid State Sciences Committee Semi-Annual Meeting, for National Academy of Science, Beckman Center of the National Academies, Irvine, CA, October 15, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanostructured Solar Cell and Batteries,” HYSTA CEO Summit, Stanford University, CA, October 4, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Nanostructures: Manipulating Photons, Electrons and Ions,” Stanford Global Energy and Climate Projects Annual Symposium, Stanford, CA, September 30-October 2, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanowires: from Energy Conversion to Novel Quantum Materials,” Seminar Series, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, September 22, 2009.
  • (Three invited lectures) “Energy Storage,” Chemistry and Physics of Materials for Energetics. A European School in Materials Science, Milano, Italy, September 14-19, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “High Performance Electrochemical Energy Storage with Nanowires and Nanotubes,” Advanced Light Source Seminar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, September 9, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Lithium Ion Battery Anodes,” EV Li-ion Battery Forum, Shanghai, China, September 2-3, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Solar Cells and Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices,” Inorganic Nanoscience Award Symposium, American Chemical Society Annual
  • Meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Rational Design of Nanomaterials for Next Generation of Solar Cells and Batteries,” CPIMA Technical Forum: Energy and Sustainability, IBM, Almaden, CA, August 13, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanowires for Energy Storage,” Gordon Research Conference: Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachussetts, July 19-24, 2009.
  • (Talk) “Designing Nanowires for Energy Storage,” Electrochemical Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 24-29, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Technologies with Nanomaterials,” IEEE San Franciso Bay Area Fifth Annual Full Day Symposium: Nanotechnology: Enabling Energy Efficient Electronics, May 19, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowires as New Generation of Materials for Batteries and Solar Cells,” Stanford CIS Round Table Day, Stanford, CA, May 12, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Conversion and Storage with Rationally Designed Nanowires,”
  • Nanoscale Measurement Challenge for Energy Applications Global Workshop, Albany, New York, April 26–28, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowires Batteries,” Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, San Carlos, CA, April 24, 2009.
  • (Plenary) “Energy Nanowires: Photovoltaics and Batteries,” 6th Annual Foundations of Nanoscience Meeting (FNANO), Snowbird, Utah, April 20–24, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Energy Conversion and Storage Materials,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13-17, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaics and Energy Storage,” Tongji University, Shanghai, China, April 7, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage,” Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, April 1, 2009.
  • (Keynote) “Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage,” Nano Israel, Jerusalem, Israel, March 30-31, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanowires for Energy Storage and Photovoltaics,” 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 22-26, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage,” American Vacuum Society Thin Film Users Group Meeting, San Jose, CA, February 18, 2009.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Batteries for Next Generation of Electronics”, IEDM Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 15-18, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Application and Commercialization Plan in Batteries and Fuel Cells” KAUST Workshop: Commercialization of Next Generation Energy Technologies, Stanford University, November 24, 2008
  • (Invited talk) “Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Storage: Batteries and Supercapacitors” Stanford Energy Seminar, November 19, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Nanowires”, 4th Annual Minnesota Nanotechnology Conference, University of Minnesota, November 12, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Energy Sciences”, the local San Francisco section of the Electrochemical Society, Palo Alto, California, Nov 6, 2008
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Energy Sciences”, School of Engineering Seminar, University of California, Merced, October 17, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Next Generation of Battery Technology for Green Energy” Annual Conference of North America Chinese Semiconductor Association (NACSA), San Jose, CA, October 4, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Materials Science: Where Nanotechnology, Energy Technology and Biotechnology Meet”, Stanford Freshman Orientation, September 18, 2008.
  • (Poster) “Nanowire Electrodes as Li-Ion Battery Anodes and Cathodes” the 1st International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Applications, Argonne National Laboratory, September 15-17, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Storage Research at Stanford” The first annual meeting of the Affiliates Program for the Woods and Precourt Institutes, Stanford University, September 12, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanoscale Transformation in Nanowires and Nanocrystals: Implication to Energy and Electronics Science” PULSE seminar, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, July 10, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “In-situ TEM Dynamics of Phase-Change Nanowires” Conference on Innovative Dynamic Studies of Materials at the Nanoscale, June 29-July 4, 2008 Gyeong-ju, Korea.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Energy Materials” Micronano08 conference, Hong Kong, June 3-4, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Nanowire Materials” Chinese National Center for Nano science and Technology, Beijing, China, June 2, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “In-situ TEM Studies of Phase-Change Nanowires” International Workshop on In Situ Electron Microscopy in Advanced Materials Research, Beijing, China, June 1-2, 2008.
  • (Talk) “Nanowire Electrodes for Next Generation of Li-Ion Battery” Electrochemical Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, May 18-23, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowires as New Generation of Materials for Battery and Solar cells” Round Table Day, Center for Integrated Systems, Stanford University, May 13, 2008.
  • (Invited guest lecturer) “Nanowire Materials for Energy and Nanoelectronics” Symyx Technologies, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, April 30, 2008.
  • (Invited guest lecturer) “Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conersion”, ME 370C Course: AdvancedEnergy System Modeling, Stanford University, April 29, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Li-ion Batteries” Electric Aircraft Symposium hosted by CAFÉ Foundation, Millbrae, California, Apr. 26, 2008
  • (Invited talk) “Nanotechnology-Enabled Memory and Energy Applications” Chinese American Information Storage Society dinner seminar, Sunnyvale, California, Apr 17, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Batteries” GCEP Student Forum, Stanford, California, Apr 14, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Nanowire Materials: Batteries and Solar Cells”, Electronic Materials Symposium, Santa Clara, California, Apr 11, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Batteries, solar cells and transparent conducting electrodes with nanowires” ACS spring meeting, New Orleans, LA, Apr. 6-10, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Materials for Energy and Nanoelectronics”, Stanford Physics/Applied Physics Colloquium, Apr 1, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Energy Nanowires” MRS Spring meeting, Symposium O, San Francisco, California, Mar 24-28 , 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Phase-Change Nanowires: Synthesis and Switching Properties” MRS Spring meeting, Symposium G, San Francisco, California, Mar 24-28, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Next Generation of Battery Technology: When Nanotechnology Meets Energy Storage Applications” Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA) Symposium, San Jose, California, Mar 1, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowires as Energy Materials: Batteries and Solar Cells” Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Colloquium, Feb 25, 2008.
  • (Invited talk) “Synthesis of Nanowires in Vapor Phase and New Directions” Center for Integrated Nanotechnogies, the 6th User Workshop, Jan. 9-10, 2008, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowires Enabled Energy- and Bio- Technologies”, Seminar series, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence Focused on Therapy, Stanford, California, Dec. 18, 2007.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowire Lithium-Ion Batteries” Center for Probing the Nanoscale Introductory Seminar “The Tools of Nanotechnology”, Stanford, California, Nov. 29, 2007.
  • (Invited talk) “In-situ Electron Microscopy Studies of Transformation in Nanowires” Molecular Foundry User Workshop, Berkeley, California, Oct. 5, 2007.
  • (Invited talk) “Inorganic Nanowires as Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage Materials” The Global Energy and Climate Projects Annual Symposium, Stanford, California, Oct. 1-3, 2007.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowires for Nanoscale Electronics, Biosensors and Energy Applications” The 2007 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials, Sep. 19-21, 2007, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • (Invited talk) “Inorganic Nanowires for Energy Sciences and Nanoelectronics” UC Berkeley Nano Institute Seminar Series, Berkeley California Sep. 14, 2007.
  • (Talk) “Metal Oxide Nanowires as Li Battery Electrodes” MRS Spring meeting, Symposium JJ, San Francisco, California, Apr.11 , 2007.
  • (Invited talk) “Solar Cells and Batteries with Inorganic Nanowires” ACS spring meeting, One dimensional Nanomaterials Symposium, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 28, 2007.
  • (Invited talk) “Nanowires for Nanoelectronics and Energy Conversion”Hysitron Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mar. 5, 2007.

Updated June 2011