Episode 4: Artificial intelligence in battery research
What do batteries have to do with artificial intelligence? Although research into future battery materials has made huge strides in recent years, more and more scientists are working with computer-based methods to accelerate materials research. Because: According to experts, there are more than 42 billion possible combinations for the battery electrolyte and anode or cathode materials. Research into all of these possible material mixtures, processes and procedural techniques takes several decades using conventional methods. Our guest Jun.-Prof. Dr. Helge Stein researches the discovery and optimization of new battery materials. His methods are highly innovative: Together with his employees, he is developing a robotics system that automatically finds material combinations.