The department of Energy storage focuses with its broad and long-lasting experience in material and process development, for manufacturing and design of electrodes and battery cells, particularly for Lithium Ion batteries but also on the next generation batteries like all solid state batteries and metal-air systems, to improve specific storage energy, service life / cycle stability, operational safety and cost-benefit ratio.
Based on the core competences on electrochemistry, powder technology and process technology, the synthesis of new materials, evaluation of alternative process technologies for electrode processing and cell aging mechanisms will be addressed. For this the complete value chain from powder synthese to cell manufacturing and characterization will be available at the institute.
In addition the modelling for aging prediction and quality evaluation with focus on operation strategies for batteries will be addressed. Based on the collection of extensive relevant battery cells data new models for lifetime prediction will be analysed.