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Tutorial EE4: Electrode Materials and Electrolytes for Next-Generation Rechargeable Batteries

Monday, March 28, 2016
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
PCC North, 100 Level, Room 124 A

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