Nya multifunktionella material för lätta transportsystem
Forskningsprojekt , 2019

There is a compelling argument for materials with combined structural and energy storage capabilities. Whilst conventional engineering design focuses on compartmentalisation, i.e. minimising the mass/volume of monofunctional subsystems to deliver the best solution, multifunctionality via the use of composites is a route by which lightweighting can be achieved. We will focus on such a multifunctional device called structural composite battery, which can simultaneously carry mechanical loads and store energy – imagine that the panels of an electric car also store energy! The aim of the initiative is to build up a strong interdisciplinary team to meet the scientific and engineering challenges of structural composite batteries. Within this team we will establish an active feedback loop between processing–microstructure–performance to enable in-depth understanding of the complicated electrochemical and mechanical mechanisms in structural composite batteries, and ultimately realize a demonstration battery with an energy density of 100 Wh/kg, which is comparable with state-of-the-art batteries for electric vehicles, and a shear modulus of 1 GPa.

Deltagare

Leif Asp (kontakt)

vid Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Material- och beräkningsmekanik

Patrik Johansson

Professor vid Chalmers, Fysik, Kondenserade materiens fysik

Fang Liu

Docent vid Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Material och tillverkning

Finansiering

Chalmers

Finansierar Chalmers deltagande under 2019

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Drivkrafter

Transport

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Innovation och entreprenörskap

Drivkrafter

Chalmers materialanalyslaboratorium

Infrastruktur

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2018-11-27