Frontiers in Energy Research

Fast Li+ ion conducting garnets: The key to safe and compact energy storage?

21 February 2017 | Seminar

Frontiers in Energy Research is a series of lectures given by PhD students of their energy-related research work. Anyone can attend. No registration is required.

Advanced batteries are a prerequisite for some of the most revolutionary technologies of our time: smartphones, laptops, electric cars and drones are just a few examples. With current liquid based lithium ion batteries reaching a performance plateau, a new approach is needed which can overcome the prevailing issues and give rise to a new wave of applications. An overview of the battery market and an analysis of the current roadblocks is presented, followed by an introduction to solid state batteries based on fast lithium ion conducting garnets as a possible solution to safe and compact energy storage. Finally, the current progress in research is presented with an outlook to the future of solid state batteries.

Date 21 February 2017
Time 16:15 - 17:45
Speaker Michael Rawlence, ETH Zürich, EMPA. Laboratory for Thin Films & Photovoltaics
Language English
Area of expertise Energy Science
Host Energy Science Center
Contact Deborah Hufton
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