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Peiyuan Ma, Priyadarshini Mirmira, and Chibueze V. Amanchukwu*. Effect of building block connectivity and ion solvation on electrochemical stability and ionic conductivity in novel fluoroether electrolytes. ACS Central Science. 2021 Link | PDF

Priyadarshini Mirmira#, Jin Zheng#, Peiyuan Ma, and Chibueze V. Amanchukwu*. Importance of multimodal characterization and influence of residual Li2S impurity in amorphous Li3PS4 inorganic electrolytes. J. Mater. Chem. A 2021 In press.  Link | PDF

Anna B. Gunnarsdóttir, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Svetlana Menkin, and Clare P. Grey. “Noninvasive In Situ NMR Study of “Dead Lithium” Formation and Lithium Corrosion in Full-Cell Lithium Metal Batteries.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020. Link | PDF

Zhiao Yu, Hansen Wang, Xian Kong, William Huang, Yuchi Tsao, David G. Mackanic, Kecheng Wang, Xinchang Wang, Wenxiao Huang, Snehashis Choudhury, Yu Zheng, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Samantha T. Hung, Yuting Ma, Eder G. Lomeli, Jian Qin, Yi Cui, and Zhenan Bao. “Molecular design for electrolyte solvents enabling energy-dense and long-cycling lithium metal batteries.” Nat. Energy. 2020. Link | PDF

Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Zhiao Yu, Xian Kong, Jian Qin, Yi Cui, and Zhenan Bao. “A new class of ionically conducting fluorinated ether electrolytes with high electrochemical stability.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020. Link | PDF

Chibueze V. Amanchukwu. “The Electrolyte Frontier: A Manifesto.” Joule. Link | PDF

Zhiao Yu, David G. Mackanic, Wesley Michaels, Minah Lee, Allen Pei, Dawei Feng, Qiuhong Zhang, Yuchi Tsao, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Xuzhou Yan, Hansen Wang, Shucheng Chen, Kai Liu, Jiheong Kang, Jian Qin, Yi Cui, and Zhenan Bao. “A Dynamic, Electrolyte-Blocking, and Single-Ion-Conductive Network for Stable Lithium-Metal Anodes.” Joule  Link | PDF

Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Xian Kong, Jian Qin, Yi Cui, and Zhenan Bao. “Nonpolar alkanes modify lithium ion solvation for improved lithium deposition and stripping.” Adv. Energy Mater.  2019, 19, 1902116. Link | PDF

Mingjun Huang, Shuting Feng, Wenxu Zhang, Livia Giordano, Mao Chen, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Robinson Anandakathir, Yang Shao-Horn, and Jeremiah A. Johnson. “Fluorinated Aryl Sulfonimide Tagged (FAST) salts: modular synthesis and structure-property relationships for battery applications.” Energy Environ. Sci., 2018, 11, 1326. Link | PDF

Shuting Feng, Mao Chen, Livia Giordano, Mingjun Huang, Wenxu Zhang, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Robinson Anandakathir, Yang Shao-Horn, and Jeremiah A. Johnson. “Mapping a Stable Solvent Structure Landscape for Li-Air Battery Organic Electrolytes.” J. Mater. Chem. A., 2017, 5, 23987. Link | PDF

Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Hao-Hsun Chang, and Paula T. Hammond. “Influence of Ammonium Salts on Discharge and Charge of Li–O2 Batteries.” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2017, 121, 17671. Link | PDF

Michal Tulodziecki, Graham M. Leverick, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Yu Katayama, David G. Kwabi, Fanny Barde, Paula T. Hammond, and Yang Shao-Horn. “The Role of Iodide on the Formation of Lithium Hydroxide in Lithium-Oxygen Batteries.” Energy Environ. Sci. 2017, 10, 1828. Link | PDF

Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Hao-Hsun Chang, Magali Gauthier, Shuting Feng, Thomas P. Batcho, and Paula T. Hammond. “One electron mechanism in a gel polymer electrolyte Li-O2 battery.” Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 7167. Link | PDF

Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Magali Gauthier, Thomas P. Batcho, Chanez Symister, Yang Shao-Horn, Julio D’Arcy, and Paula T. Hammond. “Evaluation and stability of PEDOT electroactive polymer electrodes for Li-O2 batteries.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 3770. Link | PDF

Sayed Youssef Sayed, Koffi P.C. Yao, David G. Kwabi, Thomas P. Batcho, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Shuting Feng, Carl V. Thompson, and Yang Shao-Horn. “Revealing Instability and Irreversibility in Nonaqueous Sodium-O2 Battery Chemistry.” Chem. Comm. 2016, 52, 9691. Link | PDF

Jonathon R. Harding, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Paula T. Hammond, and Yang Shao-Horn. “Instability of Polyethylene Oxide upon oxidation in Lithium-Air Batteries.” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2015, 119, 6947. Link | PDF

Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Jonathon R. Harding, Yang Shao-Horn, and Paula T. Hammond. “Understanding the chemical stability of polymers for lithium-air batteries.” Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 550. Link | PDF

David G. Kwabi, Thomas P. Batcho, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, Nagore Ortiz-Victoriano, Paula T. Hammond, Carl V. Thompson, and Yang Shao-Horn. “Chemical Instability of Dimethyl Sulfoxide in Lithium-Air Batteries.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 2850. Link | PDF

Koffi P.C. Yao, Yi-Chun Lu, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, David G. Kwabi, Marcel Risch, Jigang Zhou, Alexis Grimaud, Paula T. Hammond, Fanny Barde, and Yang Shao-Horn. “The influence of transition metal oxides on the kinetics of Li2O2 oxidation in Li-O2 batteries: high activity of chromium oxides.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 2297. Link | PDF