Vincent Giordani

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A major challenge in the development of rechargeable Li-O(2) batteries is the identification of electrolyte materials that are stable in the operating environment of the O(2) electrode. Straight-chain alkyl amides are one of the few classes of polar, aprotic solvents that resist chemical degradation in the O(2) electrode, but these solvents do not form a(More)
There is increasing evidence that cyclic and linear carbonates, commonly used solvents in Li ion battery electrolytes, are unstable in the presence of superoxide and thus are not suitable for use in rechargeable Li-air batteries employing aprotic electrolytes. A detailed understanding of related decomposition mechanisms provides an important basis for the(More)
Despite the promise of extremely high theoretical capacity (2Li + O2 ↔ Li2O2, 1675 mAh per gram of oxygen), many challenges currently impede development of Li/O2 battery technology. Finding suitable electrode and electrolyte materials remains the most elusive challenge to date. A radical new approach is to replace volatile, unstable and air-intolerant(More)
Electrolyte stability is an essential prerequisite for the successful development of a rechargeable organic electrolyte Li-O2 battery. Lithium nitrate (LiNO3) salt was employed in our previous work because it was capable of stabilizing a solid-electrolyte interphase on the Li anode. The byproduct of this process is lithium nitrite (LiNO2), the fate of which(More)
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