[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160104340]
Researchers Prof Guoxiu Wang; A/Prof Andrew McDonagh; Dr Bing Sun
Brief description This project aims to achieve high-energy lithium-oxygen batteries for electric vehicles. Electrification of road transport will minimise consumption of fossil fuels, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and increase energy security. Lithium-oxygen batteries have the highest energy density among all rechargeable battery systems, which is more than 10 times the density of current lithium-ion batteries. Through exploration of new catalysts, redox mediators, and porous material architectures, this project intends to significantly improve the performance of lithium-oxygen batteries, including specific capacity, cycle life and round-trip efficiency.
Funding Amount $420,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects