[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE170100928]
Researchers Dr YUNXIAO WANG
Brief description This project aims to develop silicon-based cathode materials for high-performance RT-sodium/sulphur batteries. These are expected to improve the sulphur electroactivity with sodium and supress the shuttle effect, achieving high energy density and cycling stability. This project will accelerate the sluggish electrochemical reactions between sulphur and sodium by embedding sulphur in hollow mesoporous carbon nanospheres, and modify the surface of the mesoporous carbon nanospheres’ host. A superior RT-sodium/sulphur battery with high energy density, a long cycling life, and stationary storage has potential to shift fossil fuels towards renewable energy system to power the economy in the long run.
Funding Amount $360,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award