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Towards a Solid Future - Complex Metal Hydrides as Solid Electrolytes for Next-Generation Batteries

PhD defence, Friday 20 January 2023. Lasse Najbjerg Skov.

Lasse Najbjerg Skov

During his PhD studies, Lasse N. Skov researched complex metal hydride electrolytes for next generation mono- and divalent batteries. Complex metal hydrides is a rich chemistry, in which the thermal and electrochemical properties can be tailored by adding a ligand. Lasse N. Skov studied how different ligands and relative ligand content can improve the ionic conductivity of lithium, magnesium and calcium borohydrides. These solid electrolytes were utilized in ‘first of its kind’ lithium and magnesium inorganic all-solid-state-batteries.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of how to facilitate high ionic conductivity in solid-state and display some of the prospects in utilizing these as electrolytes in solid-state batteries.

The PhD study was completed at the Department of Chemistry & Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 20 January 2023 at 13.00
Place: Building 1593, room 012, Lecture Theatre 148, iNANO, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 22, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of PhD thesis: Towards Solid-State Batteries Using Complex Metal Hydride Electrolytes

Contact information: Lasse N. Skov, e-mail: lnskov@au.dk

Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Reza Younesi, Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden

R&D Director Søren Dahl, Battery Materials R&D, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark

Professor Jeppe Vang Lauritsen (chair), Department of Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Torben René Jensen, Department of Chemistry & Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS,

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