Lithium-Metal and Lithium-Ion-Batteries (LIB)
Research Area Manager: Dr. rer.nat. Norbert Wagner
Schematic of a lithium-air battery
Mobile energy storage devices form the basis not only for future oriented drive systems such as vehicles with hybrid drive and all electrically driven vehicles but also hydrogen storage and fuel cell technologies. The key technology to realize a broad electro mobility is an efficient, affordable and customer friendly battery.
Battery systems like lithium-sulfur and lithium-air have a great potential to reach the highest capacity and energy density values. However, these systems suffer from many aspects which need to be understood and improved through fundamental research. Safety and reliability of the high energy and high capacity batteries are very important for the industrial applications and therefore, they should be improved by using inherently safe materials and status diagnoses.
Fields of Activity
Development of lithium-sulfur and lithium-air batteries having new nano- and microstructural electrodes
Dry powder spraying facility
Reactive rolling and mixing facility
Suspension spraying facility
Vacuum plasma spraying (VPS) facility
For the investigation and development of the batteries, the following measurement devices are available:
Test station for rotating disc ring electrode
In-situ and ex-situ XRD