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MCI seminar abstract

MCI seminar, 29 September: 

Solid electrolytes for advances all-solid-state Li battery

By prof. Venkataraman Thangadurai, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, Canada


These days, Li-S battery has been arisen as one of the key energy storage technologies due to its high theoretical energy density compared to conventional batteries. The present Li-S batteries suffer due to Li dendrite formation and capacity decay due to polysulfide dissolution effect, because of organic electrolytes used in the current research. Ceramic electrolytes are promising to prevent Li dendrite growth and polysulfide dissolution. Among different ceramic electrolytes garnet-type structure electrolytes are very promising because of its high lithium ion conductivity and stability with elemental Li. However, the high interfacial resistance with the electrode is the major bottleneck for the practical use of ceramic electrolyte. Polymer and ceramic hybrid electrolytes exhibit low interfacial resistance. In this talk, we will present development of novel hybrid electrolytes for all-solid-state Li batteries, along with new methods to produce S cathodes with minimal polysulfide shuttle effect.


Dr. Venkataraman Thangadurai is full professor of chemistry at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom, Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, Sweden and Fellow of The Electrochemical Society. He has published over 200 scientific papers in international refereed journals. He received the prestigious Keith Laidler Award from the Canadian Society of Chemistry in 2016. Dr. Thangadurai has trained over 90 students, including graduates, undergraduates, research associates, and postdoc fellows in solid-state research. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in journals and 20 refereed conference proceedings papers. He has delivered 52 invited talks at universities and industries around the world. He has 7 patents and written 4 book chapters. His current research activities include discovery of novel solid state materials for Li batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, and electrochemical gas sensors.

Time & Zoom link

29 September 2021, 16.00 - 17.00
Online via Zoom:
Host: Yogendra Kumar Mishra

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