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Green energy storage materials: advanced nanostructured materials for lithium-ion batteries
Author(s): Alok Mani Tripathi; M. S. Chandrasekar; Sagar Mitra
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Paper Abstract

The projected doubling of world energy consumption in the next fifty years requires certain measures to meet this demand. The ideal energy provider is reliable, efficient, with low emissions source - wind, solar, etc. The low carbon footprint of renewables is an added benefit, which makes them especially attractive during this era of environmental consciousness. Unfortunately, the intermittent nature of energy from these renewables is not suitable for the commercial and residential grid application, unless the power delivery is 24/7, with minimum fluctuation. This requires intervention of efficient electrical energy storage technology to make power generation from renewable practical. The progress to higher energy and power density especially for battery technology will push material to the edge of stability and yet these materials must be rendered safe, stable and with reliable operation throughout their long life. A major challenge for chemical energy storage is developing the ability to store more energy while maintaining stable electrode-electrolyte interface. A structural transformation occurs during charge-discharge cycle, accompanied by a volume change, degrading the microstructure over-time. The need to mitigate this volume and structural change accompanying charge-discharge cycle necessitates going to nanostructured and multifunctional materials that have the potential of dramatically enhancing the energy density and power density.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8035, Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications II, 803507 (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884834
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Alok Mani Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
M. S. Chandrasekar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Sagar Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8035:
Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications II
Nibir K. Dhar; Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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