eJUMP: Organic Ionic Plastic Crystals Nanocomposites for Safer Batteries

Project description CORDIS

Specific programme: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
UPV/EHU Partner Status: Coordinator
UPV/EHU PI: David Mecerreys
Project start: 01/01/2019
Project end: 31/12/2021

 

Brief description: Nowadays, important safety concerns limit large-scale use of lithium batteries for electric vehicles and stationary storage. Despite their high ionic conductivity, conventional liquid electrolytes for lithium batteries are highly flammable and can leak out of the battery case. Safer electrolytes are needed to enable the next-generation of rechargeable batteries.
The eJUMP Global Fellowship aims to develop innovative nanocomposites electrolytes based on Organic Ionic Plastic Cristals (OICPs) – a novel class of solid state electrolytes with intrinsic safety and high ionic conductivity. The eJUMP approach is to prepare composites materials from OIPCs and polymer nanoparticles – which can act both as reinforcement but also add function via a purposely designed nanoparticle interfaces. The knowledge generated by eJUMP will help to establish specific design criteria for the fabrication of this new class of solid electrolytes.