TUT6: Materials for Next-Generation Batteries



This tutorial will cover the materials and performance challenges for next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, the electricity grid and electric flight. The needs and use cases for storage in these three applications will be analyzed. The possibilities for advanced lithium-ion batteries with lithium metal anodes and solid-state electrolytes, for beyond lithium-ion batteries including lithium-sulfur and lithium-oxygen conversion cathodes and multivalent intercalation batteries with magnesium, calcium and zinc anodes for vehicles will be presented. Redox-active polymer (”redoxmer”) batteries for the electricity grid will be discussed. Lithium and magnesium anodes, wide electrochemical window electrolytes and high voltage cathodes will receive special attention. New discovery approaches based on materials simulation and statistical learning will be discussed.


Crabtree_GeorgeGeorge Crabtree, PhD, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory & Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

George Crabtree is Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory and Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). His research interests include next-generation battery technology and integrating energy science, technology, policy and societal decision-making. He has led several workshops for the Department of Energy on energy science and technology, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the hydrogen economy, on meeting sustainable energy challenges, and on the prospects for next-generation electrical energy storage.

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