Short workshop abstract: The
growing global demand for energy has led to the active development of
efficient energy generation and storage technologies, driving the development
of electrochemical devices such as high-energy density rechargeable
batteries, fuel cells, and solar cells. One of the essential materials for
the development of high-performance electrochemical devices is the
electrolyte. Flammable electrolyte solutions are used, causing problems such
as leakage and ignition incidents. It would be significant if the electrolyte
could be replaced with a solid electrolyte, as this would eliminate these
problems. In addition, with the increasing size of electrochemical devices,
there is a societal demand for safer electrochemical devices, and the
development of high-performance solid electrolytes is becoming more active.
Researchers from Uppsala University, Hokkaido University, and Sophia
University have been working on the development of novel solid polymer
electrolytes for energy storage devices by promoting collaborative research.
The advanced electrolyte materials we have developed are expected to be
applicable not only to energy storage devices but also to solar cells and
light-emitting devices. In this workshop, we will discuss the further
development of electrolyte materials and the progress of energy and
light-emitting devices utilizing these electrolyte materials.