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Next Generation Batteries

Significant descriptors for the bimetallic catalysts in Li-O2 Batteries

Abstract Modern technology-driven society largely relies on energy storage systems or electric vehicles for eco-friendly transportation and the use of high technology devices. Lithium rechargeable batteries are the most promising power sources because of its high energy density but still […]

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Li, Na Rechargeable Batteries Using an SO2-based Inorganic Electrolyte

Abstract Extensive research efforts have been devoted to the development of alternative battery chemistry to replace the current technology of lithium-ion batteries(LIBs). Here, we demonstrate that the [Li, Na]-SO2 battery chemistry, already established 30 years ago, has considerable potential to […]

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Post Li-ion Battery Materials Based on Divalent-Ion (Mg, Zn, Ca) Intercalation Chemistry

Abstract Li ion batteries (LIBs) are one of the most successful energy storage devices for portable electronics application, electrical vehicles, and utility grids. However, there are still strong needs for higher energy density and lower price materials than what the […]

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Pre-lithiation Strategies to Enable High Energy Density Li-ion Batteries

Abstract Dose, L. Zhang, J. Blauwkamp, W. Lu, and C. S. Johnson* Silicon containing anodes employed in Li-ion cells are known to dramatically boost the energy density of a full LIB battery by providing a high intrinsic capacity via LixSi […]

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Developments on Hybrid Solar Cells Based on Solution-Processed Sb-Related Light Absorbers

Abstract Sb-related chalcogenides, such as Sb2S3, Sb2Se3, and Sb2(S,Se)3, are of particular interest as light absorbers for solar cells because of their excellent optical properties including easily tunable band-gaps by adjustable composition, high molar extinction coefficients, and large intrinsic dipole […]

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Smart Binder Designs for Silicon Anodes Using Supramolecular Chemistry

Abstract Polymeric binder has turned out to be very critical for stable operation of high capacity silicon (Si) anodes, as the binder could stabilize the electrode films even during the large volume change of Si. In this talk, I will […]

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Understanding the Anomalously High Capacity of Electrode Materials for Next Generation Li Batteries

Abstract Recently, various novel mesoporous metal oxides have been widely investigated as electrode materials for LIBs. These studies have opened up a possibility for the development of anode materials with significantly improved Li-storage performance. The mesostructure can be readily designed […]

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Sustainable Approaches toward Electrochemical Energy Storage

Abstract Environmentally friendly materials and processes are needed for the sustainable development of batteries [1]. The efforts on going at HIU are briefly presented. The aqueous processing of lithium-ion battery (LIB) electrodes has the potential to notably decrease the battery […]

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Practical Aspects of Small Scale Fuel Cells and Rechargeable Batteries

Abstract On the global demands of high power, high electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies, efforts of developing commercially-viable fuel cells (FC) greatly prevailed for several decades. However, during the recent 10 years or so, the FC developers one by […]

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Form Factor-Free, Printed Flexible Batteries

Abstract Forthcoming wearable/flexible electronics with compelling shape diversity and mobile usability have garnered significant attention as a kind of disruptive technology to drastically change our daily lives. From a power source point of view, conventional rechargeable batteries (represented by lithium-ion […]

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