Doctor of Philosophy
Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials
Kaiser, Mohammad Rejaul, Development of Cathode Materials for Room Temperature Lithium/Sulfur Batteries, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, 2017. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/17
The demand for high energy batteries is increasing day by day due to recent advances in portable electronic devices, which require high energy and power to run. Current Li-ion technology that has been predominant for the last 20 years has reached its limit and can hardly deliver a specific capacity of 170 mA h g-1. Moreover, recent electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technology demands high gravimetric and volumetric energy density batteries so that the vehicle can run for 400 to 500 km with a single charge. Considering all these facts, there is a crying need to find an alternative material that has high theoretical energy density along with low cost and environmental benignity.