John Bates, independent consultant for battery development and former researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will speak about solid-state lithium and lithium-ion batteries on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 12 noon to Friends of ORNL. The lecture is open to the public. To view the virtual lecture, click on the talk title on the homepage of the www.fornl.org website and click on the Zoom link on the page describing the lecture.
“I will give a brief history of the development of intercalation cathode materials such as lithium cobalt oxide and a review of some of the research on thin-film batteries at ORNL and other organizations,” Bates said. “I will list a few of the perceived applications of these batteries for powering small devices. Successful commercialization of thin-film batteries encourages the view that the daunting problems facing large-scale solid-state batteries are solvable but perhaps not as soon as advertised.”
A long-time group leader in ORNL’s Solid State Division and a UT Battelle Distinguished Inventor, Bates is the discoverer of a thin-film solid electrolyte, lithium phosphorus oxynitride (“LiPON”), which enabled the development of thin-film, solid-state rechargeable lithium batteries. After leaving ORNL, he became chief technical officer with Excellatron Solid State, Thin Film Battery, Inc., and Oak Ridge Micro-Energy.
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