Increased demands of high energy density, long lasting batteries, low cost and safe batteries for applications in consumer electronics, electric vehicle and grid with renewable energy integration present great opportunities and challenges to the society. This seminar will review the status of existing battery technology and present the challenges, opportunities and promising pathways for the future. Novel battery chemistries and materials are key for revolutionary changes. Fundamental studies with the new tools will be discussed, which are critical for understanding of battery operation and failure. Recent technology breakthroughs will be highlighted for significantly higher energy density, lower cost, better safety and longer life. Lastly, the availability of resources and recycling of batteries will be discussed.
Speaker: Yi Cui, Stanford
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Stanford, CA 94305
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