Bar Ilan University, Department of Chemistry, Ramat-Gan 52900002 Israel
Abstract：The main theme of this presentation will be to examine what is the TRUE horizons for all of the advanced rechargeable batteries: what we can really promise. For Li ion batteries the frontier will be discussed, we will also discuss the renaissance in R&D of Li metal as an anode material in rechargeable batteries. We will examine the challenges of stability related to advanced cathodes and anodes suggesting means for mitigating capacity fading mechanisms. This presentation will also discuss the relevance of nano-materials to the field of high energy density batteries. While nano-materials have advantages from kinetics point of view, for high energy density batteries they may mean pronounced side reactions and low volumetric specific capacity. We will examine briefly the status of several “beyond Li battery” technologies.
Short bio：DORON AURBACH is a full professor in the Department of Chemistry at Bar Ilan university (BIU). He chaired the department of chemistry during 2001-2005. Aurbach founded the electrochemistry group at BIU in fall 1985 years ago. During 2010-2016 he chaired Israel National Labs Accreditation Authority. He is also the head of INREP: Israel national research center for electrochemical propulsion.
D. Aurbach have published more than 620 peer reviewed papers (more than 52500 citations, H index of 113, Google Scholar, November 2018). He is serving as a senior editor in the journal of the electrochemical Society (JES). ECS, ISE, MRS and fellow, recipient of the Israel Chemical Society prize of excellence (2012), research Award of the ECS battery division (2013), E. B. Yeager prize of the International Batteries Association (IBA, 2014), A member of the European academy of Science (2015), Alan Bard Award of the electrochemical Society (ECS, 2017), the Alexander Frumkin Medal of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE, 2018) and the 2018 Eric and Sheila Samson Israel Prime Minister’s prize for innovation in alternative fuels for transportation.