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Reference Number EP/P00315X/1
Title (Iso)alloxazine incorporating electrodes as high-performance organic energy storage materials
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 G Cooke
No email address given
University of Glasgow
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2016
End Date 30 June 2021
Duration 56 months
Total Grant Value £697,037
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr G Cooke , Chemistry, University of Glasgow (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Dr S Corr , Chemistry, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr D O Scanlon , Chemistry, University College London (0.001%)
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Abstract The ever-increasing demands for energy coupled with the decline in fossil fuels make advances in energy storage capability of paramount importance. The use of batteries to store electrical energy is becoming increasingly widespread. However, their current and predicted future use is presenting new challenges due to imitations in battery performance and scarcity of materials. It is therefore vital that next generation energy storage materials for batteries are developed to circumvent these issues.We propose to deliver (iso)alloxazine derivatives as tuneable organic energy storage materials. Organic materials have been much less widely investigated than inorganic systems, and our proposed use of these bio-inspired organic materials with their convenient chemical synthesis, tuneable redox properties and ability to bind to multiple Li-ions of the electrolyte are attractive systems for development. More specifically, we aim to embed the (iso)alloxazine units in porous architectures for incorporation as electrodes for advanced Li- and Na-ion batteries. The expectation is that the juxtaposition of these high-performance environmentally benign materials within porous and self-healing architectures will provide new electrodes with optimised energy density and sustained cyclability.
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