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Reference Number EP/M02041X/1
Title Enhancing the specific energy of lithium-oxygen batteries by using redox mediators
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr N Garcia-Araez
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School of Chemistry
University of Southampton
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 31 March 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £98,603
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr N Garcia-Araez , School of Chemistry, University of Southampton (100.000%)
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Abstract Lithium-oxygen batteries are a promising alternative to power future electric vehicles because, once fully developed, they could deliver a specific energy (i.e. energy per unit weight) around 10 times higher than modern Li-ion batteries. The incorporation of soluble redox mediators is one of the most promising approaches to develop lithium-oxygen batteries that can reach their full potential. Redox mediators can not only enhance the kinetics of the reactions but also overcome key issues such as electrode passivation, electrolyte degradation and electrode corrosion. This project aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the role of soluble redox mediators in lithium-oxygen batteries that will found the basis for the rational battery development. Enhancement in battery performance will also be sought by exploiting the synergistic effect between the redox mediator in solution and the composition and structure of the solid electrode
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