Join the BNC webinars on Li-ion batteries

10.06.2020 - 08.07.2020

The future is electric. In the massive migration from fossil to electric, the availability of capable batteries is a major issue. The need for efficient batteries – for transport, power and industrial applications – is growing fast and at an increasing pace. This global movement presents huge challenges to scientists and research institutions.

In seeking for an optimum and proportional role in this global process, the Hungarian CERIC partner facility, the Budapest Neutron Centre (one of the institutes of the Energy Research Centre in Budapest) has started a series of webinars on the science behind the developments in renewable energy. The subject of the first webinars is Lithium-ion batteries. Webinars will take place on 10th and 24th June, and on 8th July, 2020 (more details below).

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”  Li-ion is a fairly new comer in the battery technology. But, at present, it is the best candidate of general storage of electricity.  Although the cost per cycle is by now the most beneficial for this type of battery technology, the energy density, and its present direct cost as compared to the fossil counterparts leave an enormously wide ground for future development.

Neutrons, provided by research reactors or spallation neutron sources, constitute a unique probe to study materials. Beside the methodical benefits, such large-scale facilities provide excellence-based, cost-effective access to the cutting edge analytical technologies and sample environments.

Join the webinars:

10 June, 2020 / 14:00-14:45 (CEST) + discussion
Speaker: László Péter (Wigner RCP, Budapest)

24 June, 2020 / 14:00-14:45 (CEST) + discussion
Speaker: Róbert Kun (Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest)

  • Webinar #3: Li-ion batteries: Neutron scattering studies >>Link to video meeting (Meeting ID: 893 5723 0887 / Password: 565497)

8 July, 2020 / 14:00-14:45 (CEST) + discussion
Speaker: Mihail Avdeev (Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, JINR, Dubna, Russia)