Powering the Future: The Latest Battery Technologies

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The rise of electric vehicles, along with increasing demand for energy storage and mobile electronics, coupled with concerns over the availability of materials like cobalt and lithium, have made research into new battery technologies a charged topic. Academic labs and industry alike are hunting for ways to not only reduce costs but also improve the technology by increasing energy density, reducing charging time and increasing lifespan.

Join Erik G. Herbert and Sergiy Kalnaus of Ridge National Laboratory and Nian Liu of Georgia Tech as they explore new battery technologies, including the development of innovative charging methods, such as fast and wireless charging. Register now to discover the mechanics of solid state batteries and ask your questions to the experts.

This ACS Webinar is co-produced with the Science History Institute. The Joseph Priestley Society at the Science History Institute invites monthly speakers who are leaders from a wide variety of chemical and life science companies to promote a deeper understanding of science, technology, and industry.

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What You Will Learn

  • The mechanics of solid state batteries and the hidden surprises of lithium metal
  • The role of electrolyte in reducing mechanical stress
  • The 100 TWh opportunity and challenge of grid energy storage

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What an attendee said about this ACS Webinar!

A surprise visit back to the basics of my roots as a materials scientist; the dislocation diffusion mechanism and all in the battery technology brought out a student in me. I got the assurance that the basic building blocks of knowledge are so important and still serve me well. I am glad that I attended the webinar today to see how those concepts are relevant and being applied to the latest research.


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Sergiy Kalnaus
Senior Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Erik G. Herbert
Senior Staff Scientist and Mechanical Properties and Mechanics Group Lead, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nian Liu
Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech

Bill Tuszynski
Partner, The Unami Group, LLC.

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