Materials for Beyond-Lithium Batteries

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Chemistry


There is tremendous interest in the development of battery technologies that do not use lithium, because it is not clear that lithium availability will meet demand for electric vehicles and grid-scale storage of renewable and low-carbon electricity. Sodium is plentiful, and divalent battery chemistries based on calcium and magnesium can offer enhanced electrical energy storage due to the higher charges and thus number of electrons stored. But we do not have the materials to make commercially viable batteries with these elements. This project will find new electrodes and electrolytes to enable these technologies.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509693/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1938171 Studentship EP/N509693/1 11/09/2017 30/06/2023 Aris Robinson
Description synchrotron school 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 4 Day event.
1st day
Covered general background of how synchrotron data will be useful during my project
2nd and 3rd day
Hands on experience at the synchrotron specifically at beamlines that would be relevant to me.
4th day
Small symposium detailing work performed at the synchrotron
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018