Research

The lithium-ion battery is currently the most important type of battery among the rechargeable high-performance batteries. While small lithium-ion batteries are already being used commercially in consumer electronics, electrical tools, hybrid vehicles, and electric cars, the commercial use of larger energy storage units is still in its early stages. The maximum storage capacity of conventional lithium-ion batteries has, however, nearly been reached. In order to achieve advances in performance, it is therefore necessary to press ahead with the development of new storage material and approaches. New electrochemical pairings and new ideas for an even more compact design are needed to achieve another significant jump in energy density.

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01.01.2019


Cluster of Excellence started

The Cluster of Excellence POLiS, Post Lithium Energy Storage of KIT and UUlm investigates a new generation of post-Li electrochemical energy storage systems for stationary and mobile applications, which overcome the limitations of current battery technology. The Cluster officially started in January 2019 and will run over 7 years. The Cluster of Excellence is a major activity in the Post-Li sector in CELEST.