Student work acknowledged in international journal

The work of MSUM Physics/Sustainability/Chemistry majors Sakurako Tani, Salim Thomas, Melissa Foley, Gabe Buehler, and Abel Eshete was acknowledged in the international journal Solid State Ionics. The project seeks to understand the underlying physics of sodium ion conduction in glasses. The work has potential to improve sodium battery technology for use on an industrial scale in solar and wind farms. Ananda Shastri in the Department of Physics and Astronomy mentored the project. The report is available online at:

A. Shastri, D. Watson, Q. Ding, Y. Furukawa, S.W.Martin, “23-Na nuclear magnetic resonance study of yNa2S + (1 – y)[xSiS2 + (1 – x)PS5/2] glassy solid electrolytes,” Solid State Ionics, 340, 115013 (2019).