Advanced Energy Storage Chemistries
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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: 11/27/2018

About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

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