Safety issues are of enormous concern in developing advanced energy storage systems, especially lithium technologies. Commercial Li-ion batteries contain flammable organic liquid electrolytes and corresponding technical challenges; most incidents involving Li-ion batteries were caused by the ignition of the electrolyte. The main aim of this proposal is to assemble a completely solid-state cell using an inorganic Li-ion superconductor to benefit from its superior electrochemical, mechanical and thermal stability, the impossibility of leakage, and the possibility of battery miniaturization.
I am always looking for new team members, especially PhD and Master students. If you are an engineer or bachelor student also feel free to contact me for more information.
The project has been extended by the Foundation for Polish Science to the end of June 2021 due to pandemic circumstances and technical challenges we faced on the way. Thanks to this extension we will be able to sum-up our research on high-voltage cathode structural investigations including theoretical DFT calculations, solid-state electrolyte improvements with detailed analysis on conduction mechanism (including temperature EIS and NMR studies) and thin layer all-solid-state battery design trails and prototype selection.
On July 15th, 2020, we have published, together with collaborators from University of Louisville, a new paper on solid state electrolyte synthesis:
I participated in the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) which is the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe organized by the European Commission.
At this first online conference held on 25-26 of May the partners of BATTERY 2030+ presented a selection of European research and participated into later discussions. The aim of the conference was to discuss the latest research in Europe in relation to the newly launched BATTERY 2030+ roadmap.