Low viscosity, high ionic conductivity ionic liquids for lithium metal batteries

  • Macfarlane, Douglas (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bayley, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Forsyth, Maria (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lane, George (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Best, Adam (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Current electrochemical devices such as lithium-ion batteries rely on aprotic electrolytes for operation due to the high fluidity and conductivity exhibited by these systems. Recently, advances in ionic liquids (ILs) have seen the development of new electrolytes for lithium metal batteries, with enhanced physical properties that offer major safety advantages over traditional electrolytes. However, the viscosity and conductivity of these materials currently limit their capabilities. New IL materials to be developed in this project will pave the way for the development of new clean and sustainable energy industries in Australia.
Effective start/end date1/02/0730/06/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$170,934.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$15,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$73,950.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$73,950.00
  • Creavis: A$85,000.00
  • Creavis: A$15,000.00
  • Monash University