Electrochemical Applications of Plastic Crystalline Electrolytes

  • Dai, Qing, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Description

A number of new and emerging electrochemical device applications such as lithium batteries, dye-sensitized solar cells, electrochemical capacitors, actuators and bio-sensors are limited by their need for a liquid electrolyte. Many of these devices are considered vital to energy efficiency and the lowering of greenhouse gas emissions. The recent discovery of ambient temperature plastic crystalline electrolyte materials by the Monash Electrolytes group has raised the possibility of solving this problem. In this project new plastic crystalline electrolyte materials will be developed to suit these applications and their electrochemical properties investigated. Laboratory prototype devices will be prepared and tested and via collaborations with appropriate device developers, their performance evaluted.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/05

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD30,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD187,118.00