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Running on salt - sodium-ion batteries for renewable energy storage

Funding: 2018: $130,500
2019: $140,000
2017: $140,000

Project Member(s): Wang, G., Su, D.

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

Start year: 2017

Summary: This project aims to develop sodium-ion batteries for renewable energy storage and conversion. Electrical energy storage is a key technology for the integration of renewable energy sources, improved grid reliability, and intelligent management of peak demand. Sodium-ion batteries are emerging as very promising for large scale energy storage applications because of low cost and natural abundance of sodium. Breakthroughs are anticipated by integrating materials architecture design, synthesis of new cathode materials, electrochemical modelling and testing, and fabrication of prototype batteries. The proposed research intends to produce numerous innovative methodologies, techniques, and significant economic and environmental outcomes. IMPACT STATEMENT: The solution to global warming and climate change requires a dramatic shift to renewable energy sources. Sodium-ion batteries have potential to achieve large-scale electrical energy storage for renewable energy sources and smart electricity grids. This will help the Government to meet its renewable energy target, facilitate utilities to improve power quality and reliability, open new industry opportunities, and enable Australia to maintain its high standing in energy research.

Publications:

Man, Z, Li, P, Zhou, D, Zang, R, Wang, S, Li, P, Liu, S, Li, X, Wu, Y, Liang, X & Wang, G 2019, 'High-performance lithium-organic batteries by achieving 16 lithium storage in poly(imine-anthraquinone)', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 2368-2375.
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Wu, W, Qi, W, Zhao, Y, Tang, X, Qiu, Y, Su, D, Fan, H & Wang, G 2019, 'Hollow CeO2 spheres conformally coated with graphitic carbon for highperformance supercapacitor electrodes', APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol. 463, pp. 244-252.
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Bao, W, Tang, X, Guo, X, Choi, S, Wang, C, Gogotsi, Y & Wang, G 2018, 'Porous Cryo-Dried MXene for Efficient Capacitive Deionization', Joule, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 778-787.
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Guo, X, Zhang, J, Song, J, Wu, W, Liu, H & Wang, G 2018, 'MXene encapsulated titanium oxide nanospheres for ultra-stable and fast sodium storage', Energy Storage Materials, vol. 14, pp. 306-313.
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Li, C, Zang, R, Li, P, Man, Z, Wang, S, Li, X, Wu, Y, Liu, S & Wang, G 2018, 'High Crystalline Prussian White Nanocubes as a Promising Cathode for Sodium-ion Batteries.', Chemistry - An Asian Journal, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 342-349.
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Shi, R, Han, C, Duan, H, Xu, L, Zhou, D, Li, H, Li, J, Kang, F, Li, B & Wang, G 2018, 'Redox-Active Organic Sodium Anthraquinone-2-Sulfonate (AQS) Anchored on Reduced Graphene Oxide for High-Performance Supercapacitors', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 8, no. 31.
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Su, D, Zhou, D, Wang, C & Wang, G 2018, 'Toward High Performance Lithium–Sulfur Batteries Based on Li2S Cathodes and Beyond: Status, Challenges, and Perspectives', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 28, no. 38.
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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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Tang, X, Liu, H, Su, D, Notten, PHL & Wang, G 2018, 'Hierarchical sodium-rich Prussian blue hollow nanospheres as high-performance cathode for sodium-ion batteries', Nano Research, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 3979-3990.
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Wang, S, Liu, S, Li, X, Li, C, Zang, R, Man, Z, Wu, Y, Li, P & Wang, G 2018, 'SnS2/Sb2S3 Heterostructures Anchored on Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanosheets with Superior Rate Capability for Sodium-Ion Batteries', CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 24, no. 15, pp. 3873-3881.
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Xu, J, Zhang, W, Fan, H, Cheng, F, Su, D & Wang, G 2018, 'Promoting lithium polysulfide/sulfide redox kinetics by the catalyzing of zinc sulfide for high performance lithium-sulfur battery', Nano Energy, vol. 51, pp. 73-82.
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Zhou, D, Chen, Y, Li, B, Fan, H, Cheng, F, Shanmukaraj, D, Rojo, T, Armand, M & Wang, G 2018, 'A Stable Quasi-Solid-State Sodium-Sulfur Battery.', Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), vol. 57, no. 32, pp. 10168-10172.
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FOR Codes: Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen), Energy Transformation not elsewhere classified, Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply not elsewhere classified, Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified, Functional Materials, Electrochemistry