GHz nanoscale electrical and dielectric measurements
of the solid-electrolyte interphase
and applications in the battery manufacturing line
Project duration: 36 months
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Open Platform Tools:
QW-Modeller - general purpose 3D CAD modeller for QuickWave. Download QW-Modeller.
QuickWave - software for electromagnetic design and simulations based on conformal FDTD method. Download QuickWave STUDENT Release.
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NanoBat Description:
NanoBat project aims to develop a novel nanotechnology toolbox for quality testing of Li-ion and beyond Lithium batteries with the potential to redefine battery production in Europe and worldwide. The targeted radio frequency (RF)-nanoscale techniques will be faster and more accurately calibrated than existing methods. The project will significantly reduce the costs of battery production thus greatly benefiting the evolving clean energy and e-mobility transition in Europe.
The NanoBat consortium will follow four methodological steps:
Development of four new scientific multi-scale RF-instrumentations for off-line, in-line and real-time measurements
Establishment of modelling and predictive analytics tools for the SEI layer including physics-based GHz models
Studies of advanced cell materials and first demonstrator tests in the smaller pilot lines
Scale-up considering specifications and targets from the industry
With the market potential of battery production estimated at  EUR 250 billion by 2025, and about one third of the production costs related to the formation phase of the electrode solid electrolyte interphase (SEI), the NanoBat research will have a particular focus on the nanoscale structure and the electrical processes at the SEI layer. The NanoBat toolbox will bring forward novel GHz nanoscale methods to allow testing and quantifying the relevant processes, responsible for battery performance and safety, but difficult to characterise and optimise with existing techniques.
QWED team will contribute to the GHz nanoscale technology developments through both computer modelling (WP3) and instrumentation (WP1, 4) developments:
In WP3 a simulation toolbox will be developed for coupled GHz-thermal modelling of battery materials and half-cells. A dedicated Open Platform GUI will allow launching different types of semi-analytical and numerical (FDTD, FEM) solvers for continuum GHz, thermodynamic and coupled models, under different licence schemes.
In WP1 a new large-surface scanner for 2D imagining of resistivity and sheet impedance of graphene anodes materials, taking into account industrial process parameters, will be designed and built.
In WP4 measurements of industry provided samples of Lithium-ion battery graphene anode materials will be performed, determining the dependence of electrical parameters on material processing factors. The measurement technology will be adapted to industrial environments.
NanoBat Consortium:
Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
Centro Ricerche Fiat, Italy
EURICE European Research and Project Office GmbH, Germany
Federal Institute of Metrology METAS, Switzerland
IMDEA Energy Institute, Spain
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Keysight Technologies GmbH, Austria
Kreisel Electric GmbH & Co KG, Austria
Pleione Energy S. A., Greece
QWED, Poland
Ruhr-Universitӓt Bochum, Germany
Technische Universitӓt Braunschweig, Germany
The NanoBat project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861962.
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NanoBat Articles, Presentations & Posters:
M. Olszewska-Placha and M. Celuch, "Continuum Modelling with QuickWave software User Cases of MMAMA and NanoBat projects", eSSENSE-EMMC Workshop on "Multiscale modelling of materials and molecules in complex systems", Uppsala June 2020.