Designing Binders for the Batteries of Tomorrow

Driven in part by pandemic-related slowdowns, renewable energy reached a new milestone in 2020, surpassing coal-generated energy for the first time. For all the gains that renewable energy generation has made, it’s easy to forget that any power produced needs to be stored. Despite leaps in lithium-ion battery technology, we are reaching the theoretical and practical energy limits of battery technology; lithium is also too expensive and too scarce to meet our energy storage needs, more so if scaled up to meet demand.

In this research, IHPC team used simulations to show that polar binders would indeed stabilise a sulfurized cathode and prevent sulfur intermediates from reaching the anode at the same time.

The A*STAR-affiliated researchers contributing to this research are from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC).

Read the full article published on A*STAR Research.