Centers

Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center (FIRST)

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Director

David Wesolowski


Lead Institution

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Year Established

2009


Mission

To develop fundamental understanding and validated, predictive models of the unique nanoscale environment at fluid-solid interfaces that will enable transformative advances in electrical energy storage and electrocatalysis.


Research Topics

catalysis (heterogeneous), energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), charge transport, mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)


Materials Studied

Materials: semiconductor, ionic liquid, porous

Interfaces: liquid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 1D, 2D, 3D


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, multiscale modeling


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Partner Institutions

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Drexel University
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Minnesota
  • Vanderbilt University

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson

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