Storage

Sustainable and renewable energy production and economy require high performance storage materials. Well known are Lithium batteries as implemented in any smart phone or portable computer. Swedish researchers work on the understanding and development of new materials for energy storage, for example, in the battery 2030 (https://battery2030.eu/) initiative.

The next generation of materials for lithium batteries is under development and studied with neutron diffraction to optimise the storage capacity as well as durablity. An example is the work led by William Brant at Uppsala University
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An alternative way to store energy is in the form of hydrogen. Hydrides canstore large amounts of hydrogen, even beyond that of liquid hydrogen but still meet challenges with respect to gravimetric densities, which are particularly relevant for mobile applications. The group led by Martin H. Sahlberg at Uppsala University investigates complex hydrides as next generation storage materials.
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