Projekt seab enda ülesandeks välja töötada uued nanopoorsed elektroodid ja nende kasutamisel kõrge efektiivsusega (mahtuvusega) Li-ioon kondensaatorid ja Li-ioon patareid.
The general goal of the project is to research and develop novel nanoporous carbon composite electrodes and the project aims to the development of cost-effective manufacturing technology for breakthrough energy and power density for energy storage in Li-ion capacitors and Li-ion batteries. Specific goals - to develop high energy density carbon electrode material for Lithium-ion capacitor (LIC). Research will be done to find out the best combination of high capacitance, low resistance and high electrochemical stability of nanoporous carbon and selected electrolyte. - to increase the power density of nanoporous carbon electrodes in LIC hybrids. It is complicated issue, because it includes the “fine tuning” of the pore sizes and porosity of carbon materials (CDC) by means of proper post activation treatment. Important issue is optimisation of processes for making composite electrodes, which must have balanced optimized macro and nano-porosity and good electrical conductivity. - to research factors influencing electrochemical stability of positively charged porous carbon electrodes in Li carbon hybrid capacitors which are important for competitiveness of LiC capacitors compared to conventional rechargeable Li-batteries .