BNC webinar #1 on Li-ion batteries
BNC webinar #1 "Li-ion batteries - an introduction. Electrochemistry, structure, function"
The future is electric. In the massive migration from fossil to electric, the availability of capable batteries is a major issue. The need for efficient batteries – for transport, power and industrial applications – is growing fast and at an increasing pace. This global movement presents huge challenges to scientists and research institutions.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium-ion batteries." Li-ion is a fairly new comer in the battery technology. But, at present, it is the best candidate of general storage of electricity. Although the cost per cycle is by now the most beneficial for this type of battery technology, the energy density, and its present direct cost as compared to the fossil counterparts leave an enormously wide ground for future development.
Neutrons, provided by research reactors or spallation neutron sources, constitute a unique probe to study materials. Beside the methodical benefits, such large-scale facilities provide excellence-based, cost-effective access to the cutting edge analytical technologies and sample environments.
In seeking for an optimum and proportional role in this global process, the Budapest Neutron Centre the Centre, one of the institutes of the Energy Research Centre, Budapest has started a series of webinars on the science behind the developments in renewable energy. The subject of the first webinars is Lithium-ion batteries.
Webinar #1: 10 June, 2020 14:00-14:45+discussion (CEST) Link to video meeting
Webinar #2: 24 June, 2020 14:00-14:45+discussion (CEST) Link to video meeting
Webinar #3: 8 July, 2020 14:00-14:45+discussion (CEST) Link to video meeting
Mihail Avdeev (Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, JINR, Dubna, Russia): Li-ion batteries: Neutron scattering studies