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Lithium-air battery: a green energy source for the sustainable future

Funding: 2011: $230,722
2012: $232,722
2013: $232,722
2014: $222,372

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Future Fellowships)

Start year: 2012

Summary: This project aims to develop high energy lithium-air batteries for electrification of road transportation and the smart grid. Lithium-air batteries have the same level of theoretical and practical energy density as gasoline. As a new and emerging green energy technology, lithium-air battery systems can deliver ten times more energy than that of the current lithium ion batteries and represent a quantum jump in the development of sustainable energy storage and conversion. Through the combination of computation, modelling, and extensive experimental investigation, we expect to significantly improve the electrochemical performance, electrical efficiency and safety of lithium-air batteries and establish this state-of-the art technology.

Publications:

Tang, X, Liu, H, Guo, X, Wang, S, Wu, W, Mondal, AK, Wang, C & Wang, G 2018, 'A novel lithium-ion hybrid capacitor based on an aerogel-like MXene wrapped Fe2O3nanosphere anode and a 3D nitrogen sulphur dual-doped porous carbon cathode', Materials Chemistry Frontiers, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 1811-1821.
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Ao, Z, Jiang, Q, Li, S, Dou, S & Wang, G 2016, 'Effect of external electric fields on the multifunctional applications of graphene' in Graphene Science Handbook: Applications and Industrialization, pp. 235-254.

Chen, S, Bao, P, Huang, X, Sun, B & Wang, G 2014, 'Hierarchical 3D mesoporous silicon@graphene nanoarchitectures for lithium ion batteries with superior performance', Nano Research, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 85-94.
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Huang, X, Sun, B, Chen, S & Wang, G 2014, 'Self-Assembling Synthesis of Free-standing Nanoporous Graphene-Transition-Metal Oxide Flexible Electrodes for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries and Supercapacitors', Chemistry An Asian Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 206-211.
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Huang, X, Sun, B, Li, K, Chen, S & Wang, G 2013, 'Mesoporous graphene paper immobilised sulfur as a flexible electrode for lithium-sulfur batteries', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 1, no. 43, pp. 13484-13489.
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Su, D & Wang, G 2013, 'Single-Crystalline Bilayered V2O5 Nanobelts for High-Capacity Sodium-Ion Batteries', ACS Nano, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 11218-11226.
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Su, D, Ahn, H & Wang, G 2013, 'ß-MnO2 nanorods with exposed tunnel structures as high-performance cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries', NPG Asia Materials, vol. 5, no. e70, p. 1.
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Su, D, Kim, H, Kim, W & Wang, G 2013, 'A study of PtxCoy alloy nanoparticles as cathode catalysts for lithium-air batteries with improved catalytic activity', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 244, pp. 488-493.
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Su, D, Wang, C, Ahn, H & Wang, G 2013, 'Single Crystalline Na0.7MnO2 Nanoplates as Cathode Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries with Enhanced Performance', Chemistry: A European Journal, vol. 19, no. 33, pp. 10884-10889.
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Wang, Y & Wang, G 2013, 'Facile Synthesis of Ge@C Core-Shell Nanocomposites for High-Performance', Chemistry An Asian Journal, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 3142-3146.
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Keywords: Lithium-air battery;Porous materials;Carbon materials

FOR Codes: Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified, Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen), Electrochemistry, Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities not elsewhere classified, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Environmentally Sustainable Transport not elsewhere classified