FURI | Spring 2022

Monte Carlo Simulations of Dense Particle Packings: Applications to Material Self-Assembly and Batteries

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There is interest in pursuing solid-state batteries as an alternative to the liquid/polymer gel batteries mostly used today. Sintering has been proposed to process solid-state batteries, but powdered particles can pack differently from one iteration of sintering to another which overall impact the efficiency of solid-state batteries. The research team is focused on studying packing theory through Monte Carlo (MC) simulations to better understand how particles will pack depending on particle shape and occupied volume/surface.

Student researcher

Justine Ilyssa Vidallon

Materials science and engineering

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2023

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