Advanced Energy Storage Chemistries
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/27/2019

Opportunity Description

Future Army requirements for energy storage go beyond the limits of currently fielded chemistries and require new electrochemical systems and materials. Improvements in specific energy and energy density for Soldier batteries have historically driven Army requirements, but the focus on energy storage in hybrid systems for squads and bases, as well as energy storage for specific high power applications has broadened Army requirements. Safety for Soldier batteries, high temperature storage and operation for vehicle batteries, and long (10 year +) lifetime and lower cost for large energy storage batteries have become important requirements for Army systems. In order to address this shift in focus, new electrochemical systems need to be explored and developed. New materials for rechargeable systems such as Li-S, Na-S, and Mg metal, and dual-intercalation batteries need to be synthesized and evaluated in prototype cells. New electrolyte systems for these chemistries will need to be evaluated and the lifetime, safety and cost of these new systems needs to be determined. References Read J, Cresce A, Ervin M, Xu K; Energy Environ. Sci. 7, 617-620 (2014) Zhang SS, Read J; Journal of Power Sources 196, 2867–2870 (2011) Wolfenstine J, Read J, Allen JL; Journal of Power Sources 163, 1070 (2007) Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Science
  • Experience: At least 10 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 3/27/2019

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