Bimodal lithium-air battery (BiLiLuBat)

In a joint project of the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT), AVL List GmbH, PE CEE Nachhaltigkeitsberatung & Software Vertriebs GmbH and ICTM the advancement of Lithium-air batteries is pursued. Starting in January 2014 (end in December 2017) the project partners aim at evolving a bimodal Li-air battery with optimized cell components, which is applicable in future electric vehicles. To achieve this goal, three main targets have been set: optimized design of the Li-air cathode, development of suitable bifunctional catalyst and optimization of the electrolyte system.

In this context, ICTM is developing a porous oxidation stable cathode material building on the expertise of carbonizing polyDCPD foams (Slugovc, C. et al. Eur. Pat. Appl. 2012, EP 2669260 (A1)) and, as a second task, polymeric electrolytes.

DI Bettina Schafzahl and DI Aleksej Samojlov are working on these topics.

Publications from BiLiLuBat

"Singlet Oxygen during Cycling of the Aprotic Na-O2 Battery."
Schafzahl, L.; Mahne, N.; Schafzahl, B.; Wilkening, M.; Slugovc, C.; Borisov, S. M.; Freunberger, S. A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, in press. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201709351 - rated as Very Important Paper (VIP)

"Singlet oxygen generation as a major cause for parasitic reactions during cycling of aprotic lithium-oxygen batteries."
Mahne, N.; Schafzahl, B.; Leypold, C.; Leypold, M.; Grumm, S.; Leitgeb, A.; Strohmeier, G. A.; Wilkening
, M.; Fontaine, O.; Kramer, D.; Slugovc, C.; Borisov, S. M.; Freunberger, S. A. Nat. Energy 2017, 2, 17036. DOI: 10.1038/nenergy.2017.36

funded by FFG
Contact
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Project leader at ICTM

Dr. Stefan Freunberger

+43 316 873-32284
freunbergernoSpam@tugraz.at

and

Assoc. Prof. DI Dr. Christian Slugovc

+43 316 873-32280
slugovcnoSpam@tugraz.at