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Development of Quantitative Metrologies to Guide Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing

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postcode: 8092

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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2021-04-30


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 Project objective

Lithium ion batteries offer tremendous potential as an enabling technology for sustainable transportation and development. However, their widespread usage as the energy storage solution for electric mobility and grid-level integration of renewables is impeded by the fact that current state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries have energy densities that are too small, charge- and discharge rates that are too low, and costs that are too high. Highly publicized instances of catastrophic failure of lithium ion batteries raise questions of safety. Understanding the limitations to battery performance and origins of the degradation and failure is highly complex due to the difficulties in studying interrelated processes that take place at different length and time scales in a corrosive environment. In the project, we will (1) develop and implement quantitative methods to study the complex interrelations between structure and electrochemistry occurring at the nano-, micron-, and milli-scales in lithium ion battery active materials and electrodes, (2) conduct systematic experimental studies with our new techniques to understand the origins of performance limitations and to develop design guidelines for achieving high performance and safe batteries, and (3) investigate economically viable engineering solutions based on these guidelines to achieve high performance and safe lithium ion batteries.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Simon Müller, Patrick Pietsch, Ben-Elias Brandt, Paul Baade, Vincent De Andrade, Francesco De Carlo & Vanessa Wood
Quantification and modeling of mechanical degradation in lithium-ion batteries based on nanoscale imaging
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04477-1
Nature Communications 2019-10-29
2019 Marie Francine Lagadec, Raphael Zahn, Vanessa Wood
Characterization and performance evaluation of lithium-ion battery separators
published pages: 16-25, ISSN: 2058-7546, DOI: 10.1038/s41560-018-0295-9
Nature Energy 4/1 2019-10-29
2018 Martin Beuse, Tobias S. Schmidt, Vanessa Wood
A “technology-smart” battery policy strategy for Europe
published pages: , ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aau2516
Science 2019-10-29
2019 Peter Benedek, Nuri Yazdani, Hungru Chen, Nils Wenzler, Fanni Juranyi, Martin MÃ¥nsson, M. Saiful Islam and Vanessa Wood
Surface phonons of lithium ion battery active materials
published pages: , ISSN: 2398-4902, DOI: 10.1039/c8se00389k
Sustainable Energy Fuels 2019-10-29
2018 Marie Francine Lagadec, Raphael Zahn, Simon Müller and Vanessa Wood
Topological and network analysis of lithium ion battery components: the importance of pore space connectivity for cell operation
published pages: , ISSN: 1754-5692, DOI: 10.1039/c8ee00875b
Energy Environ. Sci. 2019-10-29
2017 Patrick Pietsch, Vanessa Wood
X-Ray Tomography for Lithium Ion Battery Research: A Practical Guide
published pages: 451-479, ISSN: 1531-7331, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-matsci-070616-123957
Annual Review of Materials Research 47/1 2019-06-19
2018 Johannes Landesfeind, Martin Ebner, Askin Eldiven, Vanessa Wood, Hubert A. Gasteiger
Tortuosity of Battery Electrodes: Validation of Impedance-Derived Values and Critical Comparison with 3D Tomography
published pages: A469-A476, ISSN: 0013-4651, DOI: 10.1149/2.0231803jes
Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165/3 2019-06-19
2018 P. Pietsch, M. Ebner, F. Marone, M. Stampanoni, V. Wood
Determining the uncertainty in microstructural parameters extracted from tomographic data
published pages: 598-605, ISSN: 2398-4902, DOI: 10.1039/c7se00498b
Sustainable Energy & Fuels 2/3 2019-06-19
2017 Raphael Zahn, Marie Francine Lagadec, Vanessa Wood
Transport in Lithium Ion Batteries: Reconciling Impedance and Structural Analysis
published pages: 2452-2453, ISSN: 2380-8195, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00740
ACS Energy Letters 2/10 2019-06-19
2018 Simon Müller, Jens Eller, Martin Ebner, Chris Burns, Jeff Dahn, Vanessa Wood
Quantifying Inhomogeneity of Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes and Its Influence on Electrochemical Performance
published pages: A339-A344, ISSN: 0013-4651, DOI: 10.1149/2.0311802jes
Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165/2 2019-06-19
2017 Peter Benedek, Nils Wenzler, Maksym Yarema, Vanessa C. Wood
Low temperature hydrothermal synthesis of battery grade lithium iron phosphate
published pages: 17763-17767, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/C7RA00463J
RSC Advances 7/29 2019-06-19
2017 Paul Baade, Martin Ebner, Vanessa Wood
Rapid, Non-Invasive Method for Quantifying Particle Orientation Distributions in Graphite Anodes
published pages: E348-E351, ISSN: 0013-4651, DOI: 10.1149/2.1291712jes
Journal of The Electrochemical Society 164/12 2019-06-19

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