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Monte-Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation of Solid Polymer Electrolytes (physics)

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  • Full or part time
    Dr C Matthai
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
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Project Description

Polymer based electrolytes have attracted much interest in recent years due to their possible applications in making high energy-density batteries. In order to achieve their full potential, it is clear that a better understanding of the ion-transport mechanism in the solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) systems is required. Computer simulations can provide a means of determining the importance of particular factors
on the ionic conductivity as well as in assessing the suitability of different models for ion diffusion. In this project, molecular dynamics (MD) and/or Monte Carlo (MC) simulations will be carrried with a view to describing the ion transport in SPE for Li-ion polymer batteries and in determining useful parameters like the activation energies.

Funding Notes

This project is available to students applying for funded PhD studentships and may be altered or withdrawn.
Studentships will be awarded to successful applicants from all applications received. Applicants must satisfy RCUK residency rules for the full studentship.

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