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To produce solids from a mixture of solid starting materials.


To produce solids high temperature and pressure aqueous solutions.


To produce solids from electrochemical redox reactions, e.g. electrodeposition


To produce solids through sol gel and salts solutions.


Electrochemical Materials

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We have expertise in the fundamental science of electrochemical materials, synthesis of materials and composite microstructures, understanding new or combined properties and scale-up processesing. By doing so, we aim to deliver electrochemical materials that meet the targets set by the automotive industry, especially the following performance areas:

• Cost reduction – more than 50% reduction in cell and pack price

• Energy density – a doubling of energy density per cell

• Power density – a fourfold increase in power density of each power pack

• Safety – improvement in the thermal runaway at pack level to reduce pack complexity

• 1st life – a doubling in the lifetime of packs from 8 to 15 years

• Temperature – a widening of the temperature range over which cells can efficiently operate

• Predictability – an improvement in the predictability of performance of in situ and aging batteries

• Recyclability – an increase from the current 10-50% recyclability of battery materials to circa 95% levels.

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We're applying the latest electrochemical techniques and energy storage materials knowledge to characterise, validate and optimise new processes, systems and devices for breakthrough solutions in lithium-ion batteries, as well as research into chemistries that move beyond lithium-ion technology