New high energy density cathode materials for lithium ion batteries (2018–2021)
This project aims to develop high energy density and low cost Li-rich cathode materials (LRCMs) for advanced Li-ion batteries (LIBs) that can store solar energy for Australian households and power the next generation electric vehicles (EVs). The key aspects are to design novel and efficient strategies to suppress the voltage decay and capacity decline of LRCMs over long-term cycling as well as understand the underlying mechanism behind them. The project will also develop the overall synthesis procedure for the cost-effective production of LRCMs and optimize their full-cell performance. The successful of this project will be of fundament importance to create clean energy economy and facilitate the electric vehicle industry.