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Vega Garita, V.E. (author)
Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is variable and not completely predictable; therefore, different energy storage devices have been researched. Among the variety of options, electrochemical cells (commonly called batteries) are technically feasible because of their maturity and stability. However, PV-battery systems face multiple challenges such as...
doctoral thesis 2019
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de Klerk, N.J.J. (author)
Batteries have found widespread use, especially in mobile devices. With the inevitable energy transition the demand for batteries will rise further. Batteries for large-scale storage, transport applications and mobile devices all have different demands, requiring the development of a range of battery types for the storage of electrical energy....
doctoral thesis 2019
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Raijmakers, L.H.J. (author)
Li-ion batteries have drawn considerable attention in the last decades due to the fact that these devices have a relative high energy density, long cycle life and low self-discharge rate. However, challenges are met in monitoring and controlling the states of a Li-ion battery, such as State of Charge, State of Health and temperature. In this...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Xu, Y. (author)
Modern life is moving towards a mobile and sustainable energy economy, in which rechargeable batteries play an essential role as a power supply. The current battery of choice is Li ion battery that is dominating the market but faces great challenges for future use mainly due to the demand for higher capacities and target for cost reduction. Next...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Basak, S. (author)
With the focus in automobile industry to switch from petroleum-based vehicles to all electric vehicles, the increasing demand on harvesting energy from renewable sources for a safer and greener future and the ever-increasing demand of the portable electronics systems, the need for better batteries is eminent. The ultimate aim of battery research...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Fredon, R. (author)
Mankind has started taking the global warming problem into consideration, and has been doing so for decades. The relevance of the problem is slowly reaching everyone’s mind, which has resulted in fast growth in important related research topics, among which energy materials. One of the most important challenges has to do both with transportation...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhang, X. (author)
Chemical energy storage in Li-ion batteries is a key technology for the future renewable society. Their energy and power density is largely determined by electrode materials that are able to host lithium in their crystal structure. Aiming at faster and more efficient energy storage, one of the key objectives in Li-ion batteries is to improve the...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Shen, K. (author)
Nanostructured materials are featured by providing a variety of favourable electrical properties, as the reduced ion and electron transport paths enable significant enhancement on (de)intercalation rates and hence high power. For TiO2 anatase, nano-sizing results in a curved open cell voltage profile with a much shorter plateau region in...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Singh, D.P. (author)
Dictated by exhausting sources of conventional fossil fuels, their irreversible damage on environment, international conflicts for oil resources – distressing global economy, worldwide research has focused towards developing alternate, but sustainable, sources of energy generation and storage to meet global energy demands and emission-free...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Garcia-Tamayo, E. (author)
The remarkable physicist Richard P. Feynman once said, more than fifty years ago: ”the principles of physics, as far as I can see, do not speak against the possibility of maneuvering things atom by atom. It is not an attempt to violate any laws; it is something, in principle, that can be done; but in practice, it has not been done because we are...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Haverkate, L.A. (author)
This thesis explores some fundamental aspects of charge carrier transport at the nanoscale. The study is divided in two parts. In the first part, the structural, dynamical and vibrational properties of discotic liquid crystals are studied in relation to the potential of these self-assembled ‘mesophases’ to form molecular conducting wires....
doctoral thesis 2013
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Locati, C. (author)
The fast-growing market on electronic portable devices is possibly due to the development of Li-ion batteries. Besides, such batteries are the most promising candidates as energy storage media in (hybrid) electric vehicles, in the near future. However, improvements on electrochemical performances and on safety need to be achieved. With respect...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Valvo, M. (author)
This PhD thesis focuses on the synthesis of nanostructured materials via an aerosol-assisted route based on electrospraying of liquid precursors. Electrospraying is a powerful technique for the production of nearly-monodispersed, highly-charged droplets. The possibility of tailoring the droplet size, as well as coupling the process to different...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Borghols, W.J.H. (author)
Upon nano-sizing of insertion compounds several significant changes in Li-insertion behavior have been observed for sizes below approximately 50 nm. Although the origins of the phenomena are interrelated, the changes can be divided in three main observations. (1) The formation of new phases, leading to enhanced reactivity and extended capacities...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Simonin, L. (author)
The growing interest during the past decades for mobile devices, like laptops, cellular phones, MP3 players, etc., is impressive. moreover, the concerns about climate changes have increased the worldwide interest for electrical and hybrid vehicles and intermittent sustainable energies, like solar and wind energy. These development have...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Simon, D.R. (author)
In this thesis an investigation of two spinel materials, Li4Ti5O12 and LiMn2O4 used for Li-ion battery applications is performed interms of formation and reactivity towards acidic solutions. Subsequent characterizations such as structural, magnetic, chemical, and electrochemical characterizations are performed and discussed.
doctoral thesis 2007
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Kan, S.Y. (author)
The starting point of this dissertation is the observation that today a vast amount of 'PV powered' products are already on the market. However, in these PV powered products quite often the choice of PV cells seems random and PV cells function mostly as add-on units to give the product a 'green' energy image. Because of this 'add-on' approach,...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Van Landschoot, N. (author)
Chapter 2 describes the solid-state synthesis of LiNiVO4 and LiCoVO4. The materials are prepared at 800C and are phase pure, as shown by X-ray diffraction and have the inverse spinel structure. Due to the solid-state synthesis the particle size is quite large and the particle size distribution is large, between 0.1mm and 10 mm, even after ball...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Wagemaker, M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2003
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Verhoeven, V.W.J. (author)
In April 1997 the program "Decentralized Production and Storage for Large-Scale Application of Renewable Energy" of the Delft Interfaculty Research Centre (DIOC) was launched. In this program various groups from several Faculties of the Delft University of Technology studied the feasibility of large scale application of renewable energy. Energy...
doctoral thesis 2001
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