Dr Vignesh Kumaravel

Advanced Energy Materials 

Solid Electrolytes for High‐Temperature Stable Batteries and Supercapacitors


Congratulations to our Principal Investigator on the recently published and highly ranked impact factor of his research article.
Advanced energy materials is ranked 57th amongst all international peer-reviewed journals. 

The article discloses the insights of solid electrolytes (SEs) for the thermal safety futures of batteries and supercapacitors. The global demand for electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturing has increased significantly in the last five years to mitigate the impact of global warming by fossil fuels.


However, reports on the recent fire accidents in EVs and electronics show that thermal runaway (TR) is a key consideration to the customers and industries worldwide. SEs could be able to mitigate the risk of fire explosions in electrochemical devices at extreme weathers. The utilization of SEs is an excellent choice to expand the thermal safety features of energy storage devices in several industries such as automobile, electronics, military, aviation, oil drilling, and space research at harsh temperatures and weather. As compared to conventional liquid electrolytes, SEs could be utilized for anti-freezing (up to -50 °C) and high-temperature (up to 200 °C) applications. 


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Applications of SEs for high‐temperature stable energy storage devices (batteries and supercapacitors). 

Reference:  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/aenm.202002869?af=R

Besides the thermal safety features, SEs are mechanically durable and flexible. Thermally stable SEs would play an influential role in electrochemical research for the next few decades.


Most of the famous car manufacturing companies have planned to increase their EVs production in the next few years. The major challenges and prospects to accomplish this goal have also been highlighted in this article.

Dr John Bartlett and Prof. Suresh Pillai are the co-authors in this study

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