Innovative boundary layer solutions and characterization for next-generation anodes


The M-Era.NET project interBATT combines unique and complementary expertise from three applied research institutions (NMI and DLR in Germany and LIST in Luxembourg) and two industrial partners (Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH (CCI) and AIXTRON SE (AIX)). In the project, selected interfaces in battery systems will be studied using model systems to derive a fundamental understanding of the critical phenomena at these interfaces.

This knowledge will be transferred to the development of nanostructured architectures, which should enable the implementation of high capacity silicon and metallic lithium anodes. This will increase the energy density, while maintaining cycle life and performance. The interfaces will be developed with nanocoating techniques using industrially relevant innovative coating solutions. The most promising of the technologies developed in the project will be integrated and technically evaluated at partner CCI in a highly scalable and representative prototype pouch cell.

The task of the NMI is the development of in-situ coating techniques and high-resolution analysis of the interfaces with cryo-ion and electron microscopy.

01.09.2020 - 31.08.2023
PT Jülich


Dr. Claus J. Burkhardt

Group Leader Nanoanalytics