High Temperature, Corrosion Resistance Ceramic for Liquid Metal Battery Energy Storage
Grid-scale energy storage is imperative to promoting widespread penetration of renewable energy sources into the electrical grid. One long-term energy storage technology is the liquid metal battery, an electrochemical cell with no mechanical moving parts and low capacity fade rate, leading to operating lifetimes of 20-30 years. Constructing containment of the active battery components requires novel engineering solutions, including a high temperature, corrosion resistant seal to store the active components under an inert atmosphere. This work focused on developing one part of the seal, a ceramic insulator, that is resistant to high temperature degradation, resistant to oxidation, and resistant to corrosion from moisture and cell contents.
Principal Investigator | David Bradwell, AMBRI, Inc.