DKK 4.5 million for research into new rechargeable batteries

Associate Professor Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk from the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy has received DKK 4,490,359 from the Carlsberg Foundation for the development of cheaper and more energy efficient batteries.

By Marek Bang Poulsen, marek@sdu.dkDorthe Ravnsbæk (Foto: Lars Svankjær)

Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk's field of research is battery technology, with a view to developing cheaper and more effective materials for rechargeable batteries.

In the rechargeable lithium and sodium ion batteries that are currently produced, there are electrodes made of crystalline materials - i.e. materials whose atoms are organised in a fixed structure. Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk will now investigate whether materials without the same degree of atomic order - so-called amorphous materials - can be used in electrodes.

"In the long term, the project will result in cheaper and more energy-friendly batteries because disordered materials can be produced using less demanding processes," says Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk.

The grant from the Carlsberg Foundation is a Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowship.

The title of the research project is Amorphous electrode materials for rechargeable batteries.

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Photo of Dorthe Ravnsbæk: Lars Svankjær