Energy Storage Devices are always in demand for zero carbon emission environment. The funded projects on energy devices focus on “Solid State Batteries” which is the next generation battery for powering small size devices like pace makers, other medical devices, IoT applications to the large sized Electric Vehicles. The Solid State Batteries are extremely of high energy density and safety in nature. The funded projects to the tune of ₹ 80,23,594 from the Science and Engineering Research Board-Department of Science and Technology (SERB-DST-FAST TRACK & EMR), and the Department of Atomic Energy- Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (DAE-BRNS) on the Energy Devices has resulted in the outcomes on patents, publications and products.
Details of the Project received :
|Name of the Investigator||Project No.||Funding Agency||Title of the project and duration||Amount sanctioned|
|Science and Engineering Research Board-Department of Science and Technology SERB-DST-FAST TRACK||Development of High Power lithium ion polymer battery 19.6.2013-22.11.2016 Three years and five months||₹ 16,63,000|
|Department of Atomic Energy-Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences DAE-BRNS||“Lithium ion dynamics in manganese based cathode materials for high power lithium ion battery” 1.11.2012-31.10.2015 Three years||₹ 19,24,750|
|Project investigators:Dr.A.Sakunthala |
|Science and Engineering Research Board-Department of Science and Technology SERB-DST-EMR||Pulsed laser deposition grown thin/thick film of LiV3O8 nanorods for lithium metal battery applications Just completed 5.8.2018-5.8.2021 Three years||₹ 44,35,844|
LITHIUM TRIVANADATE THIN FILM NANORODS BY PULSED LASER DEPOSITION TECHNIQUE; File No: 202041024467.
METHOD OF MAKING VERTICALLY ALIGNED LiV3O8THIN FILMS ON FTO BY SPRAY PYROLYSIS; File No: 202141009407.
Publications of completed projects :
A total number of 28 journal papers have been published in high reputed journals.
Publications of ongoing projects :
Highly crystalline V2O5 and V6O13 thin films by PLD and a study on morphology transition of V2O5 by post annealing, Vacuum Letters, 187, 110097, 2021 IMPACT FACTOR: 3.62
Thin film LiV3O8 nanorod formation through Pulsed Laser Deposition and the effect of heat treatment, Vacuum Letters, 182, 109722, 2021 IMPACT FACTOR: 3.62
Dr.P.Senthilkumar worked as senior research fellow in the DAE-BRNS project during 2012-2015. As a part of the project work, he visited Advanced Batteries Lab, National University of Singapore and attended International conferences held abroad. Currently he works as the Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University.
Mr. Rojin Varghese and Mr.Shobin Vijay are working as the project assistants in DST-SERB project and continuing their PhD in the same field. The students filed two patents based on their work and explored the growth of vertically aligned nanorods on flexible stainless steel conducting current collecting electrodes.