FURI | Summer 2020

3D Printing of Iron Oxide Based Anode with Bioinspired Structures for Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) have become an ideal power source for electronic devices due to their high energy density and recharge capability. Conventional fabrication methods of LIBs anodes encounter a bottleneck in controlling geometric morphologies of microstructures, and such limitation causes low energy densities and converting efficiencies. This proposed research is motivated to address the current manufacturing challenge of LIBs anodes by developing a novel 3D printing approach. In this summer, a magnetically assisted 3D projection based-stereolithography (MF-SLA) was successfully constructed to provide a rapid fabrication tool to build the LIB anode with bioinspired architectures.

Student researcher

Dylan DeForest Joralmon

Aerospace engineering

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2022