Degree Name

Master of Philosophy


Australian Institute for Innovative Materials


Global efforts to reduce emissions and the need for improved energy storage for mobile power applications have stimulated extensive research on new battery technologies. Lithium-ion batteries have emerged as the principal technology for energy storage in electric vehicles, portable electronic devices, and grid storage; strongly driving demand for component materials. Nevertheless, substantial improvements in performance, safety and cost are required, creating a need for new technical solutions. Here, borates are investigated for the enhancement of energy storage. As confirmed by a deep exploration of the literature and further experimentation, borates show excellent potential as additives to graphite anodes to improve the properties of lithium-ion batteries.



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