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High-energy breathable batteries supported by quasi-solid electrolytes

Project Member(s): Zhang, J., Wang, G.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC DECRA Scheme)
Australian Research Council (ARC DECRA Scheme)

Start year: 2024

Summary: Lithium-air (Li-air) batteries have the highest energy density which is ten folds over commercial lithium-ion batteries. However, the development of Li-air batteries has been impeded by challenges including low capacity, poor energy efficiency, and limited cycle life. This project aims to develop a high-energy Li-air battery prototype with long cycle life by designing functional quasi-solid gel polymer electrolytes via molecular tuning, which is potentially the energy supply for next-generation electric vehicles. This project is expected to facilitate the commercialisation of high-performance Li-air batteries and promote the development of energy storage devices that are reliable, benefiting the economy and environment of Australia.

FOR Codes: Functional materials, Electrochemical energy storage and conversion, Nanomaterials, Battery storage, Composite materials, Energy transmission and distribution (excl. hydrogen)