Part I: Arumugam Manthiram
Electrode Materials for Next Generation Rechargeable Batteries
After providing an overview of the intricacies and limitations of the currently used insertion-compound electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries, this segment focused on the materials challenges and prospects of next-generation rechargeable battery chemistries. Specifically, it concentrated on lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries with safer alloy anodes as well as lithium-sulfur, sodium-sulfur and hybrid lithium-air batteries with solid electrolyte and novel cell configurations.
Part II: Austen Angell
Problems and Progress in Liquid and Solid Electrolytes for Alkali Metal-Based Electrochemical Devices
This segment provided an overview of liquid and solid electrolytes for lithium and sodium ion-based electrochemical devices.
Arumugam Manthiram, The University of Texas at Austin
- Austen Angell, Arizona State University