Coskun group at University of Fribourg focuses on the synthesis and characterization of active materials, electrolyte additives, polymer electrolytes as well as polymeric binders in Li-ion batteries.
The group has the necessary infrastructure and the know-how for the synthesis of organic/inorganic polymers/materials as well as the characterization tools ranging from surface Area analysis to X-ray diffraction to solid-state NMR. Moreover, the group also has the infrastructure to prepare coin cells and perform complete electrochemical characterization.
The lab offers services in the following areas
- synthesis of polymeric materials with high sulfur loadings
- synthesis of polymeric binders for silicon and silicon/carbon composites as anode materials
- development artificial SEI layers or electrolyte additives for the stabilization of Li-metal anodes
- solid/gel polymer electrolytes for Li-ion batteries
In the area of energy storage, Coskun group realizes the potential of supramolecular chemistry to address various capacity decay pathways in Li-ion batteries. Along this line, the group is developing organic electrode materials, and supramolecular polymeric materials for Li-S battery and Si anodes.