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Interfaces of Fluid Electrodes: New Conceptual Explorations

Objective

The project proposal InFluENCE aims at improving the fundamental understanding and control of interfaces of a battery type based on Li-ion and Na-ion active materials: semi solid flow batteries (SSFB). The fact that the case study will be a SSFB set-up instead of classic lithium ion batteries is an asset, given that the methods and techniques developed are generic and could as well be implemented for conventional Li- and Na-ion systems for the techniques that are not concentrated on flow aspects.
A main objective is the investigation and optimization of the interfaces developing between the electrolyte and the electrochemically active material particles in fluid electrodes. The acquired knowledge would allow the chemical and morphological optimization of active materials as well as the design of optimized interfacial layers (also called artificial Solid Electrolyte Interfaces, art-SEI) capable of warrant stable interfaces.
A second main objective is the understanding and control the mechanical and conductive behaviours of the slurries. For this, it is necessary to determine the role of shape anisotropy and the overall nature (attractive or repulsive) of the short ranged interactions of the active materials besides the strength of the attractive forces for conductive nano-particles. The cross interaction should allow intimate contact between active material and the conductive particles.
The experimental work is accompanied by thorough modelling to understand the physical phenomena occurring at the microscopic scale, to derive scaling rules towards macro-scale and to enable design recommendations leading to optimal interface behaviour (size of anodic and cathodic compartments, geometry of collectors, etc.).

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yolanda Alvarez Gallego (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 513 747

Participants (9)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 465 040
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irina Schott (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 483 600
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ferdinand Damhuis (Mr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 383 767
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Hernández Ramírez (Dr.)
ECKART GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 750
Address
Guntersthal 4
91235 Hartenstein

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Roth (Dr.)
SOLVIONIC
France
EU contribution
€ 207 526
Address
11 Che Des Silos
31100 Toulouse

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sébastien Fantini (Dr.)
6T-MIC INGENIERIES
France
EU contribution
€ 199 949
Address
9 Rue Du Developpement Zi Vic
31320 Castanet-tolosan

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serge Da Silva (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

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United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 853,28
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

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Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Zurstegge (Mrs.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 73 350,72
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Mrs.)