We are a team of researchers and students led by Associate Professor Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at University of Southern Denmark.
Our research evolves around inorganic materials for energy storage and conversion. Our major on-going activities are focusing on materials for rechargeable batteries and span from material design and synthesis using various inorganic synthesis methods, material characterization with focus on structure and topology as well as battery fabrication and tests of battery performance.
In our research we aim to:
- Elucidate correlations between material composition (chemistry), atomic structure (crystallography) and material performance
- Obtain structural information on multiple length scales ranging from the Ångström to the micron scale. To achieve this, we make use of a variety of characterization techniques.
- Understand functional materials under dynamic operating conditions. Hence, we utilize operando X-ray scattering techniques, which allows us to follow changes in atomic structures while they function, e.g. within a battery during charge and discharge.