Development of Innovative Na-ion Batteries
Project Description

Large scale storage electrical energy is key for a storing energy from renewables. Lead-acid batteries have long provided large-scale stationary energy storage. However, they are dangerous and polluting. Li-ion batteries could be an alternative but they are too expensive because of limited lithium supply. Therefore, other options to both technologies are highly needed and Na-ion batteries are potential candidate. In this project the student will develop novel symmetrical batteries for energy storage. The student will engineer new prototypes and understand the operational mechanism of such deviced
[1] H. Gao and J.B. Goodenough Angew.Chem. 2016, 128,12960 –12964
[2] S. Guo et al. Energy Environ. Sci., 2015,8, 1237-1244

Supervisor
CIUCCI Francesco
Quota
3
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

The applicant will:
1. Assemble the battery
2. Test the performance of the battery
3. Test the operational mechanism of the battery

Applicant's Learning Objectives

1. Make battery prototypes
2. Design new battery materials
3. Test and assess the property of batteries
4. Develop communication skills by presentation and interaction with postgraduate students.

Complexity of the project
Moderate