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Physics Colloquium: "The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR): A New Paradigm for Energy Storage R&D"


George Crabtree, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago

Date Jan 21, 2015
Time 4:00 pm  

141 Loomis




Physics Department


Stephanie Johansson

Phone 217-300-4241
Event type Physics Colloquium
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Originating Calendar Physics - Colloquium

The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) pursues high performance, inexpensive beyond lithium ion electricity storage that will transform transportation and the electricity grid. JCESR will leave three legacies:

•a library of fundamental knowledge of the materials and phenomena of energy storage at the atomic and molecular level

•two prototypes, one for the grid and one for transportation, that, when scaled to manufacturing will be able to deliver five times the energy density at one-fifth the cost

•a new paradigm for battery R&D that combines discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration in a single highly interactive organization, accelerates the pace of discovery and innovation and significantly shortens the time from discovery to commercialization.

An introduction to JCESR’s vision, mission and legacies will be followed by research highlights illustrating its advances in fundamental science and the promising pathways to transformational battery designs and prototypes.

This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences

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