Linda Nazar


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Recent Research Projects

Energy Storage Materials: Discovery and Electrochemistry

2015/16-2019/20 • $625,000 • PI
Electrochemical energy storage has never been more important than today. The development of viable, long-term solutions that will meet global energy needs remains one of the most critical challenges facing the scienti?c community. Amid burgeoning energy costs and sustainability concerns,...

Solid State Energy Materials

2018/19-2019/20 • $300,000 • PI
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Solid State Energy Materials **

2018/19 • $100,000 • PI
The proposed research program is devoted to the development of solid state materials for *electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, a drive motivated by the critical needs of modern society and environmental long term viability in order to effect significant change in energy...

Solid State Energy Materials

2011/12-2017/18 • $1,300,000 • PI
The proposed research program is devoted to the development of solid state materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, a drive motivated by the critical needs of modern society and environmental long term viability in order to effect significant change in energy patterns...

Impedance Analyzer to Measure Conductivity of Solid State Electrolytes and Mixed Conductors

2016/17 • $99,200 • PI,CO
An impedance/gain-phase frequency response analyzer is requested to enable us to carry out a.c.-impedance studies of materials that possess mixed electronic/ionic conductivity. Such measurements are critical to separate the contributions from the two components of the conductivity, and in...

Nano Spray Dryer for Aerosol-Assisted Assembly of Nanocomposite Powders

2015/16 • $121,904 • PI,CO
<p>The development of new and improved materials relies on engineering nanocomposites from the nano- to the macro-scale. Spray drying nanomaterial dispersions is a processing method capable of controlling nanostructure while producing micron-sized powders that can be shaped or formed into...

Solid state (electro)chemistry in confined dimensions

2010/11-2014/15 • $525,000 • PI
Demands for advanced energy storage and conversion systems have increased significantly each year for the last decade. Motivated by a variety of different needs, they have in common the benefits for our technologically-driven, highly mobile, energy challenged society. Efforts in the past have...

Transformational nanoscale technologies for high capacity energy storage

2010/11-2011/12 • $316,000 • PI,CO
The proposed research will address fundamental materials challenges of components in rechargeable Li-air batteries using a multi-pronged approach. The work will also extend to Li-S and metal-air batteries that rely on similar "integration chemistry" concepts. We will identify the key materials...

Canada Research Chair in Solid State Inorganic Materials Chemistry

2010/11-2011/12 • $300,000 • PI
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Brockhouse institute for materials research

2011/12 • $131,600 • PI,CO
The Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research (BIMR) is Canada's oldest and most comprehensive research institute dedicated to interdisciplinary materials research. It has more than 125 members drawn from the Canadian and international materials science communities, and from academia,...

Phosphate-based cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

2010/11 • $120,000 • PI
Transportation is currently reliant almost exclusively on fossil fuels. However, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are starting to make a significant impact on the auto sector. Recent figures show they successfully reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Even better are PHEV's (plug-in HEV's) that...

Novel hydrogen storage materials

2010/11 • $53,000 • PI
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Patents

SULFUR-CARBON MATERIAL

An electrode material having carbon and sulfur is provided. The carbon is in the form of a porous matrix having nanoporosity and the sulfur is sorbed into the nanoporosity of the carbon matrix. The carbon matrix can have a volume of nanoporosity between 10 and 99%. In addition, the sulfur can occupy between 5 to 99% of the nanoporosity. A portion of the carbon structure that is only partially filled with the sulfur remains vacant allowing electrolyte egress. In some instances, the...
Related applications: EP20090720549, EP20090720549, WO2009US35686

ELECTRODE MATERIALS FOR RECHARGEABLE ZINC CELLS AND BATTERIES PRODUCED THEREFROM

The present disclosure discloses a rechargeable Zn battery based on layered/tunnelled structure vanadium/molybdenum oxides, with/without the presence of neutral/cationic/anionic species and/or water molecules inserted into the interlayers/tunnels, of nano/microparticle morphology as robust materials for high rate and long term reversible Zn2+ ion intercalation storage at the positive electrode, that are coupled with a metallic Zn negative electrode, and an aqueous electrolyte. The positive...
Related applications: CA20162962296

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PROTECTED LITHIUM ANODES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

The present invention relates to a process for producing a protected lithium anode for a lithium ion battery, wherein the protected lithium anode comprises metallic lithium and at least one alloy, and the present invention also relates to a process for producing an electrochemical cell comprising as one production step said process for producing said protected lithium anode.
Related applications: WO2017EP58848

Related applications: EP20190753411

LITHIUM-ION CONDUCTING HALOBORO-OXYSULFIDES

Described are a solid material which has ionic conductivity for lithium ions, a process for preparing said solid material, a use of said solid material as a solid electrolyte for an electrochemical cell, a solid structure selected from the group consisting of a cathode, an anode and a separator for an electrochemical cell, and an electrochemical cell comprising such solid structure.
Related applications: EP20200731892, WO2020EP66610

LITHIUM ION CONDUCTING SOLID MATERIALS

Described are a solid material which has ionic conductivity for lithium ions, a process for preparing said solid material, a use of said solid material as a solid electrolyte for an electrochemical cell, a solid structure selected from the group consisting of a cathode, an anode and a separator for an electrochemical cell comprising the solid material, and an electrochemical cell comprising such solid structure.
Related applications: EP20200740636, WO2020EP70526

LITHIUM TRANSITION METAL HALIDES

Described are a solid material which has ionic conductivity for lithium ions, a composite comprising said solid material and a cathode active material, a process for preparing said solid material, a solid structure selected from the group consisting of a cathode, an anode and a separator for an electrochemical cell comprising the solid material, and an electrochemical cell comprising such solid structure.
Related applications: EP20200800161, WO2020EP81116

SOLUTION-BASED SYNTHESIS OF LITHIUM TRANSITION METAL HALIDES

Described are a process for preparing solid materials which have ionic conductivity for lithium ions and materials obtainable by said process, a coated particulate material for use in a cathode of a lithium-ion electrochemical cell and a process for preparing it, a cathode for use in a lithium-ion electrochemical cell comprising said coated particulate material, an electrochemical cell comprising said coated particulate material, and a use of said coated particulate material for preparing a...
Related applications: WO2020EP81090

LITHIUM ION CONDUCTING SOLID MATERIALS

Described are a solid material which has ionic conductivity for lithium ions, a process for preparing said solid material, a use of said solid material as a solid electrolyte for an electrochemical cell, a solid structure selected from the group consisting of a cathode, an anode and a separator for an electrochemical cell comprising the solid material, and an electrochemical cell comprising such solid structure.
Related applications: WO2021EP59132

SOLID LITHIUM ION CONDUCTING MATERIAL CONTAINING YTTERBIUM AND PROCESS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

Described are a solid material which has ionic conductivity for lithium ions, a composite comprising said solid material and a cathode active material, a process for preparing said solid material, a use of said solid material as a solid electrolyte for an electrochemical cell, a solid structure selected from the group consisting of a cathode, an anode and a separator for an electrochemical cell comprising the solid material, and an electrochemical cell comprising such solid structure.
Related applications: WO2021EP78423

SOLID ELECTROLYTE FOR ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATION

Described are lithium transition metal halides which have ionic conductivity for lithium ions, a process for preparing them, their use as a solid electrolyte for an electrochemical cell, and electrochemical cells comprising lithium transition metal halides.
Related applications: WO2021EP58167