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[41] G.D. Salian, J. Højberg, C. Fink Elkjær, M.J. Lacey, Y. Tesfamhret, R. Younesi, "Investigation of water-soluble binders for LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4-based full cells", manuscript in preparation.

[40] A. Mathew, C. Misiewicz, M.J. Lacey, E. Jochler, J. Shi, J. Mindemark, E. Berg, R. Younesi, D. Brandell, "Understanding the capacity fade in polyacrylonitrile binder based LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cells", manuscript in preparation.

[39] H. Li, J. Lampkin, Y.-C. Chien, L. Furness, D. Brandell, M.J. Lacey, N. Garcia-Araez, "Operando characterization of active surface area and passivation effects on sulfur-carbon composites for lithium-sulfur batteries", submitted.

[38] P. Svens, J. Groot, A. Smith, M.J. Lacey, R. Wreland Lindström, G. Lindbergh, "Evaluating performance and cycle life improvements in the latest generations of prismatic lithium-ion batteries", submitted [pre-print at ChemRxiv].

[37] Y.-C. Chien, H. Liu, A.S. Menon, W.R. Brant, D. Brandell, M.J. Lacey, "A fast alternative to the galvanostatic intermittent titration technique", submitted [pre-print at ChemRxiv].

[36] E.R. Østli, Y. Tesfamhret, M.J. Lacey, D. Brandell, A.M. Svensson, S.M. Selbach, N.P. Wagner, "Limitations of ultra-thin Al2O3-coatings on LNMO cathodes", submitted.

[35] Z. Geng, T. Thiringer, M.J. Lacey, "Intermittent current interruption method for commercial lithium ion batteries aging characterization", submitted [pre-print at arXiv].


[34] A. Mathew, M.J. Lacey, D. Brandell, "Investigating oxidative stability of lithium-ion battery electrolytes using synthetic charge-discharge profile voltammetry", J. Power Sources Adv. 11, 100071 (2021) [pre-print at ChemRxiv, view at publisher].

[33] Y.-C. Chien, H. Jang, D. Brandell, M.J. Lacey, "Poly(ethylene glycol-block-2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) as cathode binder in lithium-sulfur batteries", ChemistryOpen, in press (2021). [pre-print at ChemRxiv, view at publisher].

[32] Z. Geng, S. Wang, M.J. Lacey, D. Brandell, T. Thiringer, "Bridging physics-based and equivalent circuit models for lithium-ion batteries", Electrochimica Acta 372, 137829 (2021) [pre-print at arXiv, view at publisher, raw data].


[31] P. Kitz, M.J. Lacey, P. Novák, E.J. Berg, "Influence of VC and FEC additives on interphase properties of carbon in Li-ion cells investigated by combined EIS & EQCM-D", J. Power Sources 477, 228567 (2020) [pre-print at ChemRxiv, view at publisher].

[30] A. Bergfelt, R. Mogensen, M.J. Lacey, G. Hernández, D. Brandell, T. Bowden, "A mechanically robust yet highly conductive diblock copolymer-based solid polymer electrolyte for ambient temperature battery applications", ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2 (2), 939-948 (2020) [view at publisher].

[29] Y.-C. Chien, A.S. Menon, W.R. Brant, D. Brandell, M.J. Lacey, "Simultaneous monitoring of crystalline active materials and resistance evolution in lithium-sulfur batteries", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142 (3), 1449-1456 (2020) [pre-print at ChemRxiv, view at publisher, raw data].

[28] V. Nilsson, A. Kotronia, M.J. Lacey, K. Edström, P. Johansson, "Highly concentrated LiTFSI – EC electrolytes for Li metal batteries", ACS Appl. Energy. Mater. 3 (1), 200-207 (2020) [view at publisher].


[27] E. Khoo, M.J. Lacey, S.C. DeCaluwe, "Social media platforms for electrochemistry", Electrochem. Soc. Interface 28 (4), 41 (2019) [view at publisher].

[26] Y.-C. Chien, R. Pan, M.-T. Lee, L. Nyholm, D. Brandell, M.J. Lacey, "Cellulose-based separators in lithium-sulfur batteries: an investigation into the complex interplay between the separator, interlayer, lithium nitrate and lithium metal electrode", J. Electrochem. Soc. 166 (14), A3235-A3241 (2019) [pre-print at ChemRxiv, view at publisher, raw data].

[25] P. Kitz, M.J. Lacey, P. Novák, E.J. Berg, "Operando EQCM-D with simultaneous in situ EIS: new insights into interphase formation in Li-ion batteries", Anal. Chem. 91 (3), 2296-2303 (2019) [pre-print at ChemRxiv, view at publisher].


[24] B. Aktekin, M.J. Lacey, T. Nordh, R. Younesi, C. Tengstedt, W. Zipprich, D. Brandell, K. Edström, "Understanding the capacity loss in LNMO-LTO lithium-ion cells at ambient and elevated temperatures", J. Phys. Chem. C 122 (21), 11234-11248 (2018) [pre-print at ChemRxiv, view at publisher].

[23] A. Bergfelt, M.J. Lacey, J. Hedman, D. Brandell, T. Bowden, "ε-caprolactone-based solid polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries: synthesis, electrochemical characterization and mechanical stabilization by block copolymerization", RSC Adv. 8, 16716-16725 (2018) [view at publisher (open access)].

[22] J. Mindemark, M.J. Lacey, T. Bowden, D. Brandell, "Beyond PEO – alternative host materials for Li+-conducting solid polymer electrolytes", Prog. Polym. Sci 81, 114-143 (2018) [view at publisher]


[21] M. Ebadi, M.J. Lacey, D. Brandell, C. Moyses Araujo, "Density functional theory modeling the interfacial chemistry of the LiNO3 additive for lithium–sulfur batteries by means of simulated photoelectron spectroscopy", J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 42, 23324-23332 (2017) [view at publisher]

[20] M.J. Lacey, V. Österlund, A. Bergfelt, F. Jeschull, T. Bowden, D. Brandell, "A robust, water-soluble, functional binder system for high energy lithium-sulfur batteries", ChemSusChem 10, 2758-2766 (2017) [view at publisherpre-printsupporting informationraw data]

[19] M.J. Lacey, "The influence of the electrolyte on the internal resistance of lithium-sulfur batteries studied by an intermittent current interruption method", ChemElectroChem 4, 8, 1997-2004 (2017) [view at publisherpre-printsupporting information]

[18] S. Srivastav, M.J. Lacey, D. Brandell, "State-of-charge indication in Li-ion batteries by simulated impedance spectroscopy", J. Applied Electrochem. 47, 2, 229-236 (2017) [view at publisher]


[17] F. Jeschull, F. Lindgren, M.J. Lacey, F. Björefors, K. Edström, D. Brandell, “Influence of inactive electrode components on degradation phenomena in nano-Si electrodes for Li-ion batteries”, J. Power Sources 325, 513-524 (2016) [view at publisher]

[16] M.J. Lacey, A. Yalamanchili, J. Maibach, C. Tengstedt, K. Edström, D. Brandell, “The Li-S battery: an investigation of redox shuttle and self-discharge behaviour with LiNO3-containing electrolytes”, RSC Advances 6, 3632-3641 (2016) [view at publisherjournal's published versionsupporting information]

[15] A. Lundgren, S. Munktell, M.J. Lacey, M. Berglin, F. Björefors, “Formation of gold nanoparticle size and density gradients by bipolar electrochemistry”, ChemElectroChem 3 (3), 378-382 (2016) [view at publisher]


[14] F. Jeschull, D. Brandell, K. Edström, M.J. Lacey, “A stable graphite negative electrode for the lithium-sulfur battery”, Chem. Commun. 51, 17100-17103 (2015) [view at publisherpost-printsupporting information]

[13] M.J. Lacey, K. Edström, D. Brandell, “Visualising the problems with balancing lithium-sulfur batteries by “mapping” internal resistance”, Chem. Commun. 51, 16502-16505 (2015) [view at publisherpost-printsupporting information]

[12] F. Jeschull, M.J. Lacey, D. Brandell, “Functional binders as graphite exfoliation suppressants in aggressive electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries”, Electrochimica Acta 175, 141-150 (2015) [view at publisher]


[11] M.J. Lacey, F. Jeschull, K. Edström, D. Brandell, “Porosity blocking in highly porous carbon black by PVdF binder and its implications for the Li-S system”, J. Phys. Chem. C. 118 (45), 25890-25898 (2014) [view at publisher]

[10] M.J. Lacey, K. Edström, D. Brandell, “Analysis of soluble intermediates in the lithium-sulfur battery by a simple in situ electrochemical probe”, Electrochem. Comm. 46, 91-93 (2014) [view at publisherpost-print]

[9] B. Sun, D. Rehnlund, M.J. Lacey, D. Brandell, “Electrodeposition of thin poly(propylene glycol) acrylate electrolytes on 3D-nanopillar electrodes”, Electrochimica Acta 137, 320-327 (2014) [view at publisher]

[8] A.W. Lodge, M.J. Lacey, M. Fitt, N. Garcia-Araez, J.R.Owen, “Critical appraisal on the role of catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in lithium-oxygen batteries”, Electrochimica Acta 140, 168-173 (2014) [view at publisher]

[7] M.J. Lacey, F. Jeschull, K. Edström, D. Brandell, “Functional, water-soluble binders for improved capacity and stability of Li-S batteries”, J. Power Sources 264C, 8-14 (2014) [view at publisherpost-print]


[6] M.J. Lacey, F. Jeschull, K. Edström, D. Brandell, “Why PEO as a binder or polymer coating increases capacity in the Li-S system”, Chem. Commun. 49, 8531-8533 (2013) [view at publisherpost-print]

[5] M.J. Lacey, M. Sosna, J.R. Owen, “An electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance study of poly(acrylonitrile) deposition initiated by electrogenerated superoxide”, Electrochimica Acta 96, 23-26 (2013) [view at publisherpost-printbackground]

[4] M.J. Lacey, J.T. Frith, J.R. Owen, “A redox shuttle to facilitate oxygen reduction in the lithium air battery”, Electrochem. Comm. 26, 74-76 (2013) [view at publisherpost-printbackground]


[3] M.R. Roberts et al, “3D lithium-ion batteries – From fundamentals to fabrication”, J. Mater. Chem. 21, 9876-9890 (2011) [view at publisher]

[2] A. Brewer, M.J. Lacey, J.R. Owen, I.Nandhakumar, E. Stulz, “Supramolecular hetero-porphyrin SWNT complexes”, J. Porphyrin Phthalocyanines 15 (4), 257-263 (2011) [view at publisher]


[1] G. El-Enany, M.J. Lacey, P.A. Johns, J.R. Owen, “In situ growth of polymer electrolytes on lithium ion electrode surfaces”, Electrochem. Comm. 11 (12), 2320-2323 (2009) [view at publisher]

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