Uppsala University's Professor Kristina Edström, recently delivered an online lecture on how advances in technology can help in the development of improved, climate-neutral batteries, as part of the Joint ESS - MaxIV Science Colloquium series.
According to Edström, achieving a climate neutral society is one of the most important missions for humanity today. Batteries are seen as a key technology to reach this goal, but which batteries? How much better can the batteries become? The lecture aimed to answer these questions by showing examples of how neutron and synchrotron techniques can be employed and guide the invention of the sustainable batteries of the future.
The science colloquia co-organised by ESS and MAX IV Laboratory, aim at bringing the science made possible by neutrons and synchrotron radiation into focus, and bringing people at ESS, MAX IV and the local science community together. They are held on a monthly basis, with the venue normally alternating between MAX IV and ESS. The colloquia have been temporarily moved to a web-based format due to physical distancing restrictions during Covid19.
The video recording of this latest colloquium can be seen here.