Material and process development focuses on the production, functionalization and conditioning of novel battery materials such as solid electrolytes, active materials and lithium metal anodes. A key challenge is to scale up the associated production processes from laboratory to pilot scale. Our expertise in the field of surface technology is of essential importance here. A further focus is the characterization of materials and intermediates along the process chain using a wide range of analytical methods.
The production of next-generation energy storage systems requires further development of a variety of production processes involving process, manufacturing and surface technologies. Together with our partners, we are working on the adaptation and optimization of existing processes and facilities as well as on testing and upscaling innovative processes.