Session B26: Focus Session: Physics of Energy Storage Materials - Advanced Materials

11:15 AM–2:15 PM, Monday, February 27, 2012
Room: 257B

Sponsoring Units: DCOMP DMP
Chair: Tom Berlijn, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.MAR.B26.7

Abstract: B26.00007 : Physics of Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries

12:51 PM–1:27 PM

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Author:

  Jay Whitacre
    (Carnegie Mellon University)

Sodium is used as a functional ionic species in a variety of electrochemical energy storage devices. This talk will examine several manifestations of sodium ion use, and will focus deeply on a novel class of aqueous electrolyte sodium ion batteries that have been developed over the past 5 years. While these new systems are typically lower in energy density, they are very robust and low in cost, making them appealing for a number of stationary energy storage applications. Specific topics to be covered include: sodium ion intercalation compounds, sodium/carbon interaction at potentials below 0V vs NHE, the behavior of porous thick electrodes in different electrolyte solutions, and the future outlook for sodium ion battery research.

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