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Activation Energy Extraction of Electrodeposit Growth in Nanoionic Materials and Devices

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Applied nanoionics is a field that involves the practical use of nanoionic materials and devices. The research focuses on chalcogenide-based electrolytes that support the growth of metallic dendrites. By growing the chalcogenide-based electrolyte layer between metal electrodes, the movement of metal cations can be controlled electrically. The purpose of this research is to extract the activation energy of dendrite growth in these devices. The electrodeposit growth rate across various devices will be analyzed against temperature to confirm the Arrhenius behavior, and ultimately extract the activation energy.

Student researcher

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Amberly Ricks

Electrical engineering

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

Graduation date: Spring 2021