Next Generation Secondary Batteries by Dr Arpita Ghosh

Location and Date: 
Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020, 16:00, Online
Among various types of rechargeable batteries, metal sulfur and aqueous battery have been considered as the most promising next-generation energy storage devices owing to the high theoretical specific capacity of sulfur cathode and nonflammability of water solvent, respectively. Where the insulating nature of sulfur and its reductive derivatives along with the uncontrollable migration of polysulfides hinder the commercialization of metal-sulfur technology, aqueous batteries mostly suffers from the narrow electrochemical stability window of water-based electrolyte. In this presentation few strategies to overcome the above-mentioned difficulties will be addressed.

Dr Arpita Ghosh is currently an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, working under the supervision of Prof. Sagar Mitra at Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. She received her Ph. D degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. She has worked on devices associated with both electrochemical energy conversion and storage in her thesis. Currently, she is working on the enhancement of electrochemical stability window of aqueous electrolyte using theoretical simulations.