Our team is working to develop safe, fast-charging batteries for use in transportation. Improvements in safety will be achieved by eliminating flammable electrolytes and replacing with alternative materials that still permit high rate applications. We aim to complete charging in our EV batteries on the timescale of minutes to transform clean energy transportation systems.
Integrating large-scale storage into the grid will allow us to overcome issues associated with the intermittency of renewables. Our grid-level storage efforts use a combination of large-scale batteries and fuel cells to address seasonal energy storage.
Members of the CEEC team are constructing battery systems to eliminate energy poverty across the globe. We have a battery test bed to assess the optimal systems based on the required application, including decentralized mini-grids for rural and/or impoverished populations.
Researchers at CEEC are constructing battery test beds to study large-scale battery systems for clean urban building projects. These green building solutions will integrate efficiencies over the course of a daily cycle by reimagining the way our buildings interface with systems for electrochemical energy storage and conversion.
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Slide 1: SEM image of a Li dendrite in a solid electrolyte
Slide 2: Structure of cathode material
Slide 3: Battery test bed
Slide 4: Ion flux during dendrite growth
Slide 5: Nanostructured battery electrode