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Lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells – research and development

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Project ID III45014
Project Title Lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells – research and development

Project Leader Dr Slavko Mentus, full professor, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade
IMSI Status Participates

Financial Source Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia


Category of Project Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (III)

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Research and development of lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells will include development of synthesis methods and investigation of properties of anode and cathode materials, preparation methods and investigation of the properties of current collectors, and also formation of complete lithium-ion battery prototypes, their investigation in working conditions from the viewpoint of Coulomb capacity, strength and lifetime measured in the number of charging cycles. The influence of electroconducting additives and polymer binders in electrode materials on the source capacity, strength and lifetime will also be investigated.

Physical characterization of electrode materials includes: dispersivity (TEM, SEM), electrical conductivity, Hall mobility, photoacoustic spectroscopy, structural (X-ray diffraction), Raman, infrared spectroscopy analysis. Computer modeling and experimental methods will be applied to design high strength lithium-ion batteries for a dual 42/14 V power supply, from the viewpoint of optimization of the technical balance, reliability and safe utilization. Methods for testing the safety of lithium-ion power sources in extreme working conditions will also be developed. One of the planned project results is a feasibility study of a production line for mass production of lithium-ion batteries. Electrode materials, membranes and electrolytes for fuel cells will also be investigated, including catalytic and isotopic effects and possible development of hybrid lithium-ion battery-fuel cell driving systems.


PROJECT DURATION

 

From: 01.01.2011.   To: 31.12.2014.

 

PARTNERS

 

►Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade

►Institute of General and Physical Chemistry, Belgrade

►Innovation Center, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade

►Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade

►Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

►Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade

►Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade

►Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, Belgrade

►Factory KruÅ¡ik-Akumulatori AD

►Electra M&V

 

PARTICIPANTS


No. Participant Institution
1.
Dr Slavko Mentus, full professorFaculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade
2.
Dr Obrad Aleksić, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
3.
Dr Maria Vesna Nikolić, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
4.
Nenad Nikolić, senior technical associateIMSI, University of Belgrade
5.
& others.