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Kelsey Mortensen

Doctor of Philosophy, (Chemistry)
Study Completed: 2015
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Development of a New Cathode for Aqueous Rechargeable Batteries

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The storage of energy derived from renewable sources such as solar and wind electricity generation has become an area of research interest over the last several decades. This energy requires storage for it to be used when the sun is not shining or the wind not blowing. Rechargeable batteries are one potential means to store this energy. However, the present costs of raw materials for these devices do not match the economics for the stored energy. Ms Mortensen has investigated the underlying chemistry for a new type of battery system that should result in batteries without these economic limitations. Her research has yielded new chemical compounds and an understanding of the types of chemical processes that operate in this new battery system. This work was developed within the framework of the university spin-out company Synthodics Ltd.

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