MRS Meetings and Events


DS03.10.01 2023 MRS Fall Meeting

The Structure Dynamics Dyad in Concentrated Aqueous Electrolytes

When and Where

Dec 1, 2023
8:45am - 9:15am

Hynes, Level 2, Room 206



Aurora Clark1

University of Utah1


Aurora Clark1

University of Utah1
Concentrated aqueous electrolytes, so called water-in-salt solutions, are emerging new materials for high-voltage batteries. Although long-studied, concentrated electrolytes exhibit multiple lengthscale organizational behavior in their neutron and X-ray scattering pair distribution functions, the origin of which can be challenging to interpret. At the same time, recent work studying the dynamic behavior of ions and water (using quasi elastic neutron scattering, NMR, and optical Kerr effect spectroscopy) are revealing distinctive multiscale dynamic behavior. The connection between solution structure and dynamics is essential toward the rational design of electrolyte compositions designed to optimize transport and energy density characteristics. This work will describe our combined efforts to understand this “structure dynamics dyad” using atomistic simulations, predictive characterization and applied mathematics.



Symposium Organizers

James Chapman, Boston University
Victor Fung, Georgia Institute of Technology
Prashun Gorai, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Qian Yang, University of Connecticut

Symposium Support

Elsevier B.V.

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature