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Sodium-ion batteries are a potential candidate that can either supplement or replace lithium-ion batteries for specialised applications such as renewable energy storage. Making sodium-ion batteries commercially viable requires developing components for these batteries and understanding their structure-property relationships.

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Competitive advantage

  • Development of environmentally friendly cheap electrode materials
  • Use of a range of analytical techniques, particularly operando synchrotron X-ray diffraction, to elucidate structure-property relationships
  • Using waste as a source for electrodes for sodium-ion batteries, potentially making them even more environmentally friendly and cheaper
  • Rationale design of new materials


  • The development and understanding of materials for potential commercial sodium-ion batteries
  • Understanding structure-property relationships to design better materials

Successful applications

  • Evaluating the chemical compositions of electrodes and their performance
  • Combining a range of analytical methods to understand materials properties in devices

Capabilities and facilities

  • Battery materials development to research-scale cell development
  • Access to key analytical techniques such as operando synchrotron X-ray diffraction, solid state NMR, surface analysis and electron microscopy

Our partners

  • CIC Energigune