A consortium set up to develop the next generation in battery technology has received a significant boost, with the donation of a pioneering advanced material to the project
Morgan Advanced Materials has provided Lucideon with a high-performance lithium conducting solid-electrolyte material, which is not yet available in the marketplace. The solid electrolyte will be used to support the on-going research and development project being carried out by the consortium, led by Lucideon, along with project partners KWSP and Loughborough University.
Together they are working as part of UK Research and Innovation’s Faraday battery challenge fund to assess two complementary technologies to manufacture components for solid-state batteries; Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and contactless Field Enhanced Sintering at Lucideon to manufacture thin, textured/designed films of solid electrolytes for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries. In parallel, KWSP is leading an assessment of pilot scale manufacturing approaches to expedite technology exploitation.