The primary objectives of the project are:
- synthesize MgH2 and Mg/LiH composites with a wide range of morphologies for conversion electrodes in Li-ion batteries.
- understand the correlations between morphology and electrochemical performances of the synthesized anode materials.
- exploit the knowledge gained with the MgH2-based materials on more complicated systems, including Mg(BH4)2, Mg(NH2)2 and fast Li-ion conducting Li(BH4)1-xClx, and LiRE(BH4)3Cl (RE = rare earth) to obtain conversion electrodes with higher capacity and better performance.
The secondary objectives of the project are:
- to train two postdoc fellow for 3 and 2 years at IFE and UiO, respectively.
- to consolidate and further develop the competence on battery technology at IFE, UiO and SINTEF.
- to establish collaboration with field-leading actors in Europe (CNRS, France) and Japan (Hiroshima University).
- to strengthen the collaboration between IFE, UiO and SINTEF.
IFE is Project Manager, and Sintef and the University of Oslo is partners in the project.
Total budget is 9,46 MNOK