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Energy Storage

Batteries and materials for energy storage

Batteries have been the traditional means of electricity storage since the 19th Century. The end of the last century saw a decline in the use of traditional secondary batteries, based on Lead and Cadmium, on environmental grounds, and rapid advances in new chemistry for small batteries with improved performances to fulfil the strong demand of new personal electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers.

Southampton's Electrochemistry Group has research programmes in electrochemical approaches to energy conversion and storage including research into fuel cells (operando studies of fuel cell catalysts, new catalyst materials, membranes), lithium batteries (novel 3D battery structures and electrolytes, modelling of battery performance)and redox flow batteries and supercapacitors.

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Meet the team

Ilika -materials with greater capacity for energy storage
Sustainable Catalysis for Renewable Energy Applications
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