PlugVolt to Host a Webinar with University of Michigan on Solid Electrolytes and Bulk Scale Solid-State Batteries

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The webinar will offer an overview of "beyond" lithium ion batteries, compare several solid electrolytes, and discuss technical progress and market applications for solid state batteries

Topic: Solid Electrolytes and Bulk Scale Solid-State Batteries

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. EDT USA / 4:00 p.m. CET Europe / 10:00 p.m. China


Duration - 1 hour

Recently, the push to move beyond Li - ion battery technology has grown. Several advanced battery technologies & chemistries have been identified as promising candidates including i) solid-state batteries with Li metal anode, ii) Li - S chemistries, iii) Li - air(oxygen), and iv) flow batteries. Although an engineered solution using liquids may be possible for some of these options, a solid electrolyte is an enabling technology for each of these beyond Li - ion alternatives. This webinar will introduce the operating principles of each of these cell technologies and solid electrolytes will be discussed in this context. The requirements of a solid electrolyte will be outlined & several state of the art solid electrolytes will be compared. Recent technical progress towards the fabrication of solid-state batteries will be reviewed. Finally, an overview of market applications for solid-state will be presented.

This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

1. Overview of beyond Li - ion battery technologies enabled by solid electrolytes
2. Comparison of state of the art solid electrolytes
3. Recent technical progress towards solid-state batteries
4. Review of market applications for solid-state batteries

A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

Travis Thompson - Post Doctorate Research Fellow at University of Michigan

Travis received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his PhD in Materials Science at Michigan State University in 2014. His graduate work has focused on synthesis & processing of materials for direct thermal-to-electric energy conversion & storage. This includes ambient drying of silica aerogels, processing of oxide based thermoelectric materials, & electrochemical characterization of ceramic solid electrolytes for advanced batteries. He is now a Research Fellow at The University of Michigan and is exploring commercialization of Solid-State Batteries from his graduate work.

Please register for this webinar at the link below. Cost of attendance is only US$99 per person, and payments can be made using all major credit and debit cards and also via PayPal.

About PlugVolt
PlugVolt is involved in the business of promoting and fostering joint development efforts in advancing battery and alternative energy storage technologies.

PlugVolt offers business consultation services, information services, and custom training (online & onsite) services to the energy storage industry. The routine online webinar sessions and seminar events focus on core technical issues and commercial aspects, as well as market forecasts, for batteries and energy storage systems used in advanced automotive, stationary storage, medical, military, consumer, industrial, smart grid/utility, and alternative energy & power generation segments.

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