UROP Project Listing System
Project Title:
Development of Innovative Na-ion Batteries
Supervisor:CIUCCI Francesco
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
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 

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