Dr Mahdokht Shaibani, who leads the Li-S battery group in NSEL, recently published the development of the world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery.This is an ultra-high capacity battery, which is capable of performing better than the existing lithium-ion with less environmental impact. Inspired by unique bridging architecture first recorded in processing detergent powders in the 1970s, the team engineered a method that created bonds between particles to accommodate stress and deliver a level of stability not seen in any battery to date. The use of commonly-sourced and extremely cheap materials, ease of processing, and proven prototypes at pouch cell size make this new design of expansion-tolerant electrodes promising for scale-up.
This research breakthrough has been covered by The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, CNN, Yahoo news, ABC news, The Independent, Daily Mail, Science Daily, TechXplore, New Scientist etc (https://scienceadvances.altmetric.com/details/73564996/news).
Check out our breakthrough research published in Science Advances, in collaboration with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Technische Universität Dresden, CSIRO, Université de Liège. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay2757. Authors and co-authors are Mahdokht Shaibani,Meysam Sharifzadeh Mirshekarloo, Ruhani Singh, Christopher D. Easton, M. C. Dilusha Cooray, Nicolas Eshraghi, Thomas Abendroth, Susanne Dörfler, Holger Althues, Stefan Kaskel, Anthony F. Hollenkamp, Matthew R. Hill and Mainak Majumder. A major step towards commercialisation of Lithium-Sulfur batteries.