Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160104340 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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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

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