Organic cathode materials for alkali-ion batteries

Clean renewal energy sources, such as hydro, wind, and solar energies, have been receiving increasing demands for sustainable societal developments. Due to their intermittent nature, rechargeable batteries are required for the storage of these renewal energy sources. Current rechargeable batteries constructed with conventional inorganic cathode materials have restricted energy densities, along with sustainability issues. The proposed MITACS project aims at maturing and commercializing an organic cathode materials technology that discloses a new family of organic cathode materials featured with a unique redox functionality. The accomplishment of this project will enable the industry partner to further the commercialization activities of this technology and to add data for strengthening the Patent at the upcoming PCT filing stage.

Xudong Liu;Ximeng Zhang
Faculty Supervisor: 
Zhibin Ye
Partner University: