Future Electrochemical Energy Storage: Materials Challenge
Jang Wook Choi, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Shortage of energy resources and environmental destruction have become a more serious issue on the global scale. Along this direction, energy harvesting utilizing renewable resources, such as solar energy, wind energy, and etc., is increasingly demanded. At the same time, energy storage based on rechargeable batteries is expected to play a critical role, as these batteries can support more efficient energy distribution between resources and users. In this talk, I will introduce global energy issues, as well as operation principles and history of rechargeable batteries. I will also cover the current state of art battery technology, along with challenges remaining for further advancements in the given area. I will specifically define the components in rechargeable batteries which require drastic progresses for adoption to future applications.