Neutron Diffraction study of nano-ceria for fast ionic conduction for better solid state fuel-battery

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The student will be preparing nano-ceria of different size with each batch of the same size to look into the interstitial oxygen in nano-ceria. Interstitial oxygen's unlike oxygen vacancies once form will travel very fast which will make near room temperature solid electrolyte. The project could possibly revolutionize state-of-the art fuel-cell/ battery technology. Neutron diffraction will be performed at National Institute of Standards and Technology in Washington DC with Prof. Chan and NIST collaborators.

Lab: Synthesis & Processing of Novel Nano & Low-Dimension Crystals

Direct Supervisor: Siu-Wai Chan

Position Dates: 5/17/2018 - 8/1/2018

Hours per Week: 40

Paid Position: Yes

Credit: Yes

Qualifications: Materials Science, X-ray Diffraction, Aqueous Chemistry

Eligibility: Master's; SEAS only

Siu-Wai Chan : sc174@columbia.edu, 1136 Mudd, 212-854-8519