Development of future battery systems by atomistic calculations

Lithium-air (Li-O2) batteries is an emerging technology that, by taking advantage of oxygen from the air as a fuel, may drastically increase the opportunities for electric vehicles to make a global impact. However, today the rechargeablility of Li-O2 batteries is not sufficient, because of electrolyte decomposition catalyzed by oxygen radicals formed during battery operation. By use of existing and new computational simulation tools we will determine material properties of electrolytes important to maximize electrolyte stability and performance for lithium-air battery applications. The involvement of two mentors from Swedish industry will constitute a platform to promote and make use of the results in a broader context, as part of future collaborations

Participants

Johan Scheers (contact)

Forskarassistent at Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2013–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Area of Advance

Basic Sciences

Chalmers Roots

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Latest update

2015-11-04