Novel ternary phases for Li-ion batteries

Project Details


Lithium-ion batteries are becoming increasingly important to meet the energy-storage needs of new technologies such as electric cars and household-level storage of solar energy. In order to achieve higher capacities and better cycling stability for the Li-ion batteries, new electrode compounds are needed.

The aim of the proposed project is the discovery and characterization of novel Li-containing materials (Zintl phases) for Li-ion batteries. We focus on the relatively unexplored material compositions including lithium, silver, copper, silicon, and germanium. The work to be carried out is an innovative combination of experimental (Fässler/TUM) and computational chemistry (Karttunen/Aalto).
Short titleZintl-yhdisteet / Karttunen
Effective start/end date20/01/201731/12/2019


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