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Lithium/Sulfur rechargeable battery for power applications funding

Funding: 2004: $75,000
2005: $75,000
2006: $75,000

Project Member(s): Wang, G.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)

Start year: 2004

Summary: The Lithium/Sulphur battery system is very promising for large-scale power applications as it has the highest energy density and lowest cost among various types of rechargeable batteries. However, the degradation of the capacity and short cycle life of Li/S battery have been problematic for commercial development. The aim of this project is to study the mechanisms of capacity fading and to develop effective means such as use of carbon nanotubes and nanosize composite absorbents to improve the cycle life of Li/S batteries. The expected outcomes are the development of sulphur-containing cathode materials and polymer electrolytes, enabling electric vehicles to be a technically competitive and environmentally superior transportation option.


Wang, J, Chen, J, Konstantinov, K, Zhao, L, Ng, SH, Wang, GX, Guo, ZP & Liu, HK 2006, 'Sulphur-polypyrrole composite positive electrode materials for rechargeable lithium batteries', Electrochimica Acta, vol. 51, no. 22, pp. 4634-4638.
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Wang, J, Ng, SH, Wang, GX, Chen, J, Zhao, L, Chen, Y & Liu, HK 2006, 'Synthesis and characterization of nanosize cobalt sulfide for rechargeable lithium batteries', JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, vol. 159, no. 1, pp. 287-290.
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Wang, J, Wang, G, Yang, L, Ng, SH & Liu, H 2006, 'An investigation on electrochemical behavior of nanosize zinc sulfide electrode in lithium-ion cells', Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 250-254.
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FOR Codes: Materials Engineering