Nano Technology and Graphene Research Centre

Nanotechnology Can Be Applied In Lithium-Ion Battery

[, 19/05/2016] The Human race relys on sophisticated technology developed, one among them is lithium-ion battery, while fossil fuel backup is thinning which harms the environment. In addition to other needs, conservation of energy (energy storage) becomes an important focus for the present energy issues. The battery is used in everyday activities. Generally, lithium-ion batteries are used in mobile phones, gadgets, laptop, small to large vehicles and also in hybrid electric vehicles.

As of now in Indonesia, no industry produces such batteries and the need for such items can only be fulfilled by means of import. During this period, the people of Indonesia just became a market for lithium-ion batteries from other countries, especially China the suppliers of lithium-ion batteries to Indonesia.

Stated above, is the summary of the seminar themed "Current and future application lithium ion batteries and launching research baterry of B4T". The seminar is part of a series of events during the inauguration of the Great Hall of the battery Research Laboratory Materials and techniques (B4T), in Hotel, JL. Tjokro Cihampelas, Bandung, Thursday (19/5/2016).

In this seminar, compatible speakers from their field were invited by the Chairman of Nano-Technology and Graphene Research Centre (PRINT-G) Padjadjaran University, Prof. Dr. Eng. I Made Joni, M.Sc and the head of the Agency's research and development industry, Haris Munandar.

Haris Munandar said, with all the benefits of lithium batteries, currently being a Prima Donna. Lithium-Ion battery capable of shifting the existence of other secondary battery in portable devices, like the Nickle Cadmium battery (NiCd) or Nickel Metal Hydrate battery (NiMH).

Since last few years the portable electronics equipment demand in Indonesia is very high. For example, in Indonesia, smartphone sales in 2015, according to market research firm GfK Indonesia, reached 33 million units. Means of energy storage on the device is Lithium-Ion battery. Not only smartphones, batteries are also needed in the industries for solar power generators that require energy storage units and a number of other industries, he said.

The demand for lithium-ion batteries was unusually large. Unfortunately during this period, the people of Indonesia just became a market for lithium-ion batteries from other countries, especially China, which became the supplier of lithium-ion battery to Indonesia ",- Haris.

Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Eng. I Made Joni, M.Sc said that the PRINT-G, Padjadjaran University have conducted research on lithium-ion batteries. Primarily graphite can be used as raw material by using this materials lithium-ion battery has a long durability and is not hazardous.

He emphasized that the development of technology in Indonesia will be able to run rapidly when a continuous cooperation exists between the entwined College with science and research focus and the Government as a stakeholder. Also the domestic industry is expected to make lithium-ion batteries from the results of the research work from college researchers.

Science and technology are expected to bring benefits to the progress of the society. With the presence of graphite industry we should be able to produce lithium-ion batteries, that's the solution for the problems in the current scenario. These abilities reflects that our country is no longer a market share of products of technology from other countries.

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