HNSE-L1-2. Analysis of High Performance Nanoparticle Based Thin Film Solid Batteries
Faculty Mentor: Biswajit Das, Ph.D.1
1Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
In recent years, the production of lithium batteries has increased because of the recent push to move away from the use of fossil fuels. Despite this increase in lithium battery technology there are some major drawbacks. For instance, liquid electrolyte lithium-ion batteries can present a potential risk of fire hazard if damaged or handled improperly and are known to be toxic causing a potential risk to the environment and water supply. To overcome these problems, there has been an increase on the research and production of fully solid-state batteries. Solid state batteries are known to have longer life cycles, wider operational temperature ranges and present no threat of fire hazard because of the absence of flammable fluids. An important type of solid-state battery is the thin-film solid state battery (TFSSB) which is commonly used in Internet of Things (IoT), wearable sensors, devices, and implants. In this project we conduct a literature review to analyze the best thin film materials for the anode, cathode, and electrolyte layers for use with nanoparticle technology developed at the Nevada Nanotechnology Center at UNLV.
This research was funded by UNLV’s TRIO McNair Scholars Institute, which is housed within UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach and funded under the TRIO Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program by a grant (P217A170069) from the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Biswajit Das | Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering