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Biocarbon Li-ion Batteries

Updated: Jan 12, 2019

Biomass-derived anodic materials give Li-ion batteries longer operational lifetimes.

Our research focus in novel clean energy technologies is to developed advanced materials with applications in green & renewable energy generation and storage such as improving lithium batteries and supercapacitors. We have developed a biomass conversion method that forms biocarbon matter with nanocompartments that when used as anode electrodes in Li-ion batteries, they significantly extend the operational lifetime of the batteries.

The anode nanocomposites increase the charge capacity and re-charging cycles of Li-ion batteries. This allows for a new generation of Li-ionn batteries that are low-weight, renewable, reusable, and recyclable.

Bio-derived Li-ion batteries are low-weight, renewable, reusable, recyclable, can charge more power and have longer operational lifetimes

Selected Publications

Noemi Dominguez; Brenda Torres; Luis Barrera; Julio Rincon; Yirong Lin; Russell R. Chianelli; Ariful Ahsan; Juan C. Noveron, Bimetallic CoMoS composite anchored to bio-carbon fibers as a high-capacity anode for Li-ion batteries ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 10243 – 10249.

Hoejin K.; Torres, F.; Islam, Md; Md Didarul; A. Chavez, L.; A. Garcia R., Carlos; R. Wilburn, Bethany; M. Stewart, C.; C. Noveron, J.C.; Tseng, B.; Lin, Y. Increased piezoelectric response in functional nanocomposites through multiwall carbon nanotube interface and fused-deposition modeling three-dimensional printing. Materials Research Society Communications. 2017, 7, 960 - 966.

Kim, H.; Shuvo, M. A. I.; Karim, H.; Noveron, J.C.; Tseng, T.; Lin, Y. Synthesis and characterization of CeO2 nanoparticles on porous carbon for Li-ion battery. Materials Research Society Advances, 2017, 3299 – 3307.

Kim, H.; Shuvo, M. A. I.; Karim, H.; Nandasiri, M. I.; Schwarz, A.M.; Vijayakumar, A. M. S.;Noveron, J.C.; Tseng, T.; Lin, Y. Porous Carbon/CeO2 Nanoparticles Hybrid Material for High- Capacity Super-Capacitors. Materials Research Society Advances, 2017, 2471 - 2480.

Shuvo, M. A. I.; Rodriguez, G.; Islam, Md T.; Karim, H.; Ramabadran, N.; Noveron, J.; Lin, Y. Microwave exfoliated graphene oxide/TiO2 nanowire hybrid for high performance lithium ion battery. Journal of Applied Physics, 2015, 118, 125102-1 - 125102-5.

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