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Battery and superCapacitor ChARActerization and testing

Objective

The present project aims at improving the performance of LiB and supercapacitors. This step requires a deep understanding of interfaces and interphases evolution within the electrode in cycling in order to control and improve their properties as addressed by the Topic ENERGY.2013.7.3.3
We propose in this project to create a network of multiprobe characterization techniques in order to investigate these interfaces and their behavior through in situ/in operando methods. The goal is to control and then optimize the negative electrode/electrolyte interface (active material morphology and functionalization, electrode formulation, electrolyte formulation) by investigating structural, chemical and morphological changes during electrochemical cyclability. As stated in the call’s title “Understanding interfaces in secondary batteries and super-capacitors through in situ methods”, a deep insight in the process will be gained through a network of classical and advanced techniques of characterization including large scale instruments (synchrotron and neutron beam) to investigate the electrodes at molecular and atomic scale cross with a series of operando studies on model systems coupled with numerical simulations. The new data collected therein will lead us to propose enhancement strategies, which will be tested for performance and security, searching for “the fundamental basis for the next innovative generation of large electrical energy storage devices” (grid-scale).
Since the project aims to improve interfacial and accompanying transport behaviour, we do not propose major efforts to develop new materials and we will focus on Silicon nanopowders and graphene as active or additive materials.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 713 206
Administrative Contact
Jerome Planes (Dr.)

Participants (5)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 496 290
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emmanuelle Malesys (Mrs.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 450 245
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jack Lavan (Mr.)
HUTCHINSON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 282
Address
Hansastrasse 66
68169 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gilbert Wolfhugel (Mr.)
VARTA MICRO INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 409 350
Address
Stremayrgrasse 9
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Kren (Dr.)
IOLITEC IONIC LIQUIDS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 720
Address
Salzstrasse 184
74076 Heilbronn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Schubert (Dr.)