Prof. Janna Maranas (Penn State University)
Energy storage & transformation
Polymer electrolytes have potential for use in next generation lithium and sodium batteries. Replacing the liquid electrolyte currently used has several advantages: it allows use of high energy density solid lithium as the anode, removes toxic solvents, improves safety, and eliminates the need for heavy casings. Despite their advantages, the conductivity of solid polymer electrolytes is not...