[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE170101426]
Dr Chao Wu
(Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)
Brief description Electrode materials for sodium storage. This project aims to develop phosphide-based electrode materials for high-performance sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) with high reversible capacity, superior rate capability and long cycle life. SIBs have great advantages in terms of low cost and infinite sodium resources, but the large size of the sodium-ion creates kinetic problems and a significant volume change for electrode materials. This project aims to design and synthesise phosphide-carbon hybrids with multi-scale, multi-dimension and hierarchical architectures as electrodes to overcome these problems. Expected outcomes include understanding the sodium-storage mechanisms, the size effect, and the architecture role for phosphide-based electrodes.
Funding Amount $360,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
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