Puducherry: Outstanding scientists from India have contributed to the field of solid electrolyte in a major way, said Werner Weppner, faculty of engineering from University of Kiel, Germany. He was addressing the four-day international conference on 'Solid Electrolytes for Advanced Applications: Garnets and Competitors' organised by department of physics at Pondicherry University here.
The world is marching towards the renewable energy source, such as solar energy, he said. The energy storage technology is a key requirement for futuristic transportable energy which has potential to provide clean and green solutions to ever increasing demand. Thus the energy storage device, battery, has to be cost effective, energy efficient and also safe to use, he added.
Mr Werner mentioned that Murugan Raamsamy, head of the department of physics, has contributed to the first making of zirconium garnet structured electrolytes.
In her inaugural address Anisha B. Khan, vice chancellor in charge of Pondicherry University, said that the department of physics and chemistry are carrying out outstanding research and that she is proud of her faculty's contributions.
Scientists from U.S., Japan, Spain, Canada, France, Germany, China, Singapore, Korea and Russia will be participating in the conference.
The conference will deliberate on all aspects of science, technology and applications of lithium garnets for energy storage applications. Prominent automobile industries from across the world, namely Toyota, Nissan and research laboratories namely Applied Materials, US, and Samsung, Korea, are pursuing a breakthrough in such technology will also participate....