Can crystals help us produce cleaner energy?

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Café Scientifique with Professor Saiful Islam

Event details

Hybrid electric cars with batteries are now on the road, which produce lower CO2 emissions. But how efficient or safe are these batteries? How can we use crystals to produce better lithium batteries for electric cars? Discover how computational chemistry (with the aid of 3D glasses) is helping us to understand these materials, which could have a significant impact on the future of clean energy.
 
Professor Saiful Islam is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder at the University of Bath.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6.00pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Speech-to-text transcription will be provided at this event. If you require British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation please contact the events team no later than 2 weeks prior to the event and we would be happy to arrange an interpreter.
 
Recorded audio will be available on this page a few days afterwards.
 
Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Free and open for all to attend, join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.
 
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Can crystals help us produce cleaner energy? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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