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Low Cost Electrode Materials for Next Generation Sodium Ion Battery

Speaker: Dr. Hao Shuming, Senior researcher, University of Wollongong
Date: Wednesday, 11th November 2015
Time: 2:00-3:30PM
Venue: Meeting Room, Science Hall
Sodium-ion battery is a low cost energy storage device, which are similar in some ways to lithium-ion batteries. In both systems, Na/Li ions are shuttled between the battery’s positive and negative electrodes during charging and discharging. Taking into account recent concerns about a possible lithium shortage with the spread of electric vehicles, it is urgent to search for alternative energy storage systems that could complement the existing Li-ion technology. For this purpose, Na-ion technology can be a suitable choice in terms of battery cost, safety, and raw material abundance. Na-ion batteries would be interesting for very low cost systems for grid storage, which could make renewable energy a primary source of energy rather than just a supplemental one. Here, we will present our recent work on both anode (P and/or Sn-based composite materials) and cathode materials (Prussian blue type materials) for low-cost sodium ion battery.
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