Material and process development for novel batteries

Structure and functional principle of a Li-ion solid-state battery
© Fraunhofer IST, Marén Gröschel
Structure and functional principle of a Li-ion solid-state battery

Material and process development

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.

Evolution and revolution

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.