UK university looks to develop electric vehicle

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-27 02:44:53|Editor: Mengjie
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LONDON, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The University of Southampton Friday announced that its researchers will join Britain's effort to accelerate development of next generation batteries and battery materials to power the country's electric vehicle revolution.

The researchers have joined two multi-institutional consortia to deliver capabilities in multi-scale modeling and analytic techniques for the Faraday Institution, Britain's independent national battery research institute.

Southampton is already one of seven universities leading pioneering research as part of the Faraday Institution announced in October, according to the University.

The four newly-established consortia announced by the Faraday Institution will receive more than 46 million pounds (65 million U.S. dollars) in funding from the government and support from industry.

Researchers from Southampton will develop models of battery materials, interfaces and devices spanning several orders of magnitude as part of a new consortium focused on battery system modeling.

"Southampton will play a key role in the multi-scale modeling of battery materials in order to elucidate the processes that are responsible for limiting the performance of batteries under demanding conditions," said Professor Chris-Kriton Skylaris at Southampton University.

"This will involve development of new theories and computational methods that range from the atomistic quantum regime to much larger scales of entire domains and interfaces of materials," said Professor Chris-Kriton Skylaris.