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Odom group publishes in Journal of the Electrochemical Society

Asistant Professor Susan Odom and group members Aman Preet Kaur, Corrine Elliott, and Selin Ergun reported their results in protecting lithium-ion batteries from overcharge, a dangerous condition that can lead to catastrophic battery failure. The group prepared an organic compound that they incorporated into battery electrolyte, which prevents overcharge by shuttling excess current through the electrolyte through electron-transfer reactions as the electrode surfaces. The results were published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society in a full paper titled "Overcharge Performance of 3,7-Bis(trifluoromethyl)-N-ethylphenothiazine at High Concentrations in Lithium-Ion Batteries." Citation: J. Electrochem. Soc., 2016, 163, A1-A7.