Safety is the Priority: Enabling Technologies Towards Non-Explosive Batteries

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Commercial Li-ion batteries could potentially catch fire and explode because of the use of flammable organic solvents. Non-explosive batteries (NEBs) take advantage of solid-state electrolytes made of ceramics, polymers, or their hybrids, which are not flammable. The key challenge of making NEBs with comparable performance to commercial Li-ion batteries is the mismatched interface between the solid-state electrolyte and the electrode that are often composed of two immiscible phases. This project aims to produce more efficient NEBs through combining nanomaterials, chemistry, advanced processing and computational analysis to solve the challenging interface problems.

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Supervisory team
Da-Wei
Wang

Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Neeraj
Sharma

Science
Chemistry
Judy
Hart

Science
Materials Science and Engineering
da-wei.wang@unsw.edu.au

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