SLINTEC scientists are using carbon nanotube films to stop the growth of dendrites on lithium metal anodes. This step may help develop lithium metal batteries, which could have much higher capacity and faster charging than lithium ion batteries.
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND STORAGE SYSTEMS
With rapidly growing energy demands and concerns over energy security and environmental pollution, it is highly desirable to explore renewable and sustainable energy sources. Wind power and Solar photovoltaics (PV) are the world’s fastest growing renewable energy.
Graphene exhibits excellent mechanical, electrical, thermal and optical properties and is particularly suitable for the implementation in electrochemical applications because of extraordinary electrical conductivity, large specific surface area, unique heterogeneous electron transfer and charge carrier rates and good electrochemical stability. The SLINTEC spin-off company Ceylon Graphene Technologies’ high quality graphene is highly desirable for renewable energy and storage systems. As part of our contribution to the extensive research on lead acid batteries with added graphene ended up with 300% charge acceptance improvements and 200% cycle life improvements.