MIGUEL ANGEL MUÑOZ MARQUEZ

MIGUEL ANGEL MUÑOZ MARQUEZ

GROUP LEADER

Objective

Our aim is the development of advance metal anodes for the batteries of the future.

Description

Releasing functional metal anodes: Lithium (Li) and other metals such as Sodium (Na), Magnesium (Mg) for the development of post-Li-ion technologies such as sodium-ion batteries (Na-ion batteries), magnesium-ion batteries (Mg-ion batteries), sodium-sulfur batteries (Li-S batteries), lithium-air batteries (Li-air batteries)  and  solid-state batteries, focusing on three main strategies:

  • Modification of alkali metal surfaces and interfaces.
  • Developing artificial Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI).
  • Growth of alkali metal thin films by PVD (such as thermal evaporation, sputtering) and CVD.

The goals of the research line are to develop anode materials allowing to:

  • Boost the battery capacity.
  • Render metal anode full safe system by removing dendrite growth.
  • Improve batteries durability: cyclability, life spam, and stability.
  • Produce cost-efficient batteries.