project . 2021 - 2022 . Closed

Understanding the role of mesoporous Silicon in sustainable energy applications

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/V02129X/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 10,230 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 May 2021
    End Date
    30 May 2022
Description
EPSRC : Maximilian Yan : EP/L016818/1 Lithium-ion batteries are the battery of choice in power-hungry applications such as grid energy storage and electric cars. However, certain characteristics of this battery, including its energy density, limits the performance of the devices they are used in. For example, a full tank of petrol weighing 45 kg will give a range of 300 miles, whereas a battery will have to weigh more than 450 kg, which is why electric vehicles tend to have much lower mileage. Silicon is a material capable of storing more than ten times the energy of the currently used graphite, however, for any material to reach commercialisation it has to be m...
Description
EPSRC : Maximilian Yan : EP/L016818/1 Lithium-ion batteries are the battery of choice in power-hungry applications such as grid energy storage and electric cars. However, certain characteristics of this battery, including its energy density, limits the performance of the devices they are used in. For example, a full tank of petrol weighing 45 kg will give a range of 300 miles, whereas a battery will have to weigh more than 450 kg, which is why electric vehicles tend to have much lower mileage. Silicon is a material capable of storing more than ten times the energy of the currently used graphite, however, for any material to reach commercialisation it has to be m...
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