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Chances and Risks of Nanoscale Electrode Materials for Li-Ion-Batteries

English title Chances and Risks of Nanoscale Electrode Materials for Li-Ion-Batteries
Applicant Fromm Katharina M.
Number 141604
Funding scheme NRP 64 Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials
Research institution Département de Chimie Université de Fribourg
Institution of higher education University of Fribourg - FR
Main discipline Inorganic Chemistry
Start/End 01.06.2012 - 30.04.2016
Approved amount 394'290.05
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All Disciplines (6)

Discipline
Inorganic Chemistry
Electrical Engineering
Cellular Biology, Cytology
Environmental Toxicology
Occupational Medicine, Ergonomy
Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences

Keywords (6)

Li-ion battery; Electrodes; Nanocomposits; Olivine structures; Nanoparticles; Toxicity

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary
Energy production and storage are important issues for humanity. While Li-ion-batteries are well established as energy storage systems for small devices, they are not yet very present in larger applications like cars.We intend to develop new composit materials in order to make electrode materials i) more efficient and b) less toxic. Composit materials have the advantage of rendering the electrodes more conductive, lighter and more efficient as less active material is required per volume. We will make nanoscale electrode materials, develop composits which improve the electrode properties and test these batteries for their performance. On the other hand, we will also and in parallel develop methods for the recycling of such nanoparticle-containing materials.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
A Nano-Rattle SnO2@carbon Composite Anode Material for High-Energy Li-ion Batteries by Melt Diffusion Impregnation
Maharajan Sivarajakumar, Kwon Nam Hee, Brodard Pierre, Fromm Katharina M. (2020), A Nano-Rattle SnO2@carbon Composite Anode Material for High-Energy Li-ion Batteries by Melt Diffusion Impregnation, in Nanomaterials, 10(4), 804-804.
Li 0.5 Ni 0.5 Ti 1.5 Fe 0.5 (PO 4 ) 3 /C Electrode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries Exhibiting Faster Kinetics and Enhanced Stability
Srout Mohammed, Kwon Nam Hee, Ben Youcef Hicham, Semlal Nawal, Fromm Katharina M., Saadoune Ismael (2020), Li 0.5 Ni 0.5 Ti 1.5 Fe 0.5 (PO 4 ) 3 /C Electrode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries Exhibiting Faster Kinetics and Enhanced Stability, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(16), 18496-18503.
Characteristics and properties of nano-LiCoO2 synthesized by pre-organized single source precursors: Li-ion diffusivity, electrochemistry and biological assessment
Brog Jean-Pierre, Crochet Aurelien, Seydoux Joel, Clift Martin D., Baichette Benoit, Maharajan S., Barosova H., Brodard P., Spodaryk M., Züttel Andreas, Rothen-Rutishauser Barbara, Kwon Nam Hee, Fromm Katharina M. (2017), Characteristics and properties of nano-LiCoO2 synthesized by pre-organized single source precursors: Li-ion diffusivity, electrochemistry and biological assessment, in J. Nanobiotechnol. , 15(58), 1-23.
Embedding CeO2 nanocontainers in a TiO2 coating on glass surfaces
Gagnon Jacinthe, Caruso Rachel A., Fromm Katharina M. (2017), Embedding CeO2 nanocontainers in a TiO2 coating on glass surfaces, in AIMS Bioengineering, 4(1), 171-178.
Going nano for batteries and drug delivery
Abram Sarah-Luise, Brog Jean-Pierre, Brunetto Priscilla S., Crochet Aurelien, Gagnon Jacinthe, Kwon Nam Hee, Maharajan Siva, Priebe Magdalena, Fromm Katharina M. (2016), Going nano for batteries and drug delivery, in Chimia, 70(9), 661.
Mixed metal multinuclear Cr(III) cage compounds and coordination polymers based on unsubstituted phenolate: Design, synthesis, mechanism and properties
Crochet A., Brog J.-P., Fromm K. M. (2016), Mixed metal multinuclear Cr(III) cage compounds and coordination polymers based on unsubstituted phenolate: Design, synthesis, mechanism and properties, in Cryst Growth Design, 16(1), 189-199.
Layer-by-layer grown scalable redox-active ruthenium-based molecular multilayer thin films for electrochemical applications and beyond
Kaliginedi Veerabhadradao, Ozawa Hiroaki, Kuzume Akiyoshi, Maharajan Sivarajakumar, Pobelov Ilya V., Kwon Nam Hee, Mohos Miklos, Broekmann Peter, Fromm Katharina M., Haga Masa-aki, Wandlowski Thomas (2015), Layer-by-layer grown scalable redox-active ruthenium-based molecular multilayer thin films for electrochemical applications and beyond, in Nanoscale, 7, 17685-17692.
Nanomaterials Meet Li-ion Batteries
Kwon Nam Hee, Brog Jean-Pierre, Maharajan Sivarajakumar, Crochet Aurélien, Fromm Katharina M. (2015), Nanomaterials Meet Li-ion Batteries, in Chimia, 69(12), 734.
Impact of composite structure and morphology on electronic and ionic conductivity of carbon contained LiCoO2 cathode.
Kwon Nam Hee, Yin Hui, Brodard Pierre, Sugnaux Claudia, Fromm Katharina M. (2014), Impact of composite structure and morphology on electronic and ionic conductivity of carbon contained LiCoO2 cathode., in Electrochim. Acta, 134C, 215-221.
Polymorphism, what it is and how to identify it: a systematic review
Brog Jean-Pierre, Chanez Claire-Lise, Crochet Aurelien, Fromm Katharina M. (2013), Polymorphism, what it is and how to identify it: a systematic review, in RSC Adv., 3, 16905-16931.
The effect of carbon morphology on the LiCoO2 cathode of lithium ion batteries
Kwon Nam Hee (2013), The effect of carbon morphology on the LiCoO2 cathode of lithium ion batteries, in Solid State Science, 21, 59-65.
Antibacterial properties of nanoparticles
Hajipour Mohammad J., Fromm Katharina M., Ashkarran Ali A., de Aberasturi Dorleta J., de Larramendi Idoia R., Rojo Teofilo, Serpooshan Vahid, Parak Wolfgang J., Mahmoudi Morteza (2012), Antibacterial properties of nanoparticles, in Trends in Biotechnology, 30(10), 499-511.
Enhanced electrochemical performance of < 30 nm sized LiMnPO4 nanoparticles with a reduced amount of carbon as a cathode for lithium ion batteries
Kwon Nam Hee, Fromm Katharina M. (2012), Enhanced electrochemical performance of < 30 nm sized LiMnPO4 nanoparticles with a reduced amount of carbon as a cathode for lithium ion batteries, in Electrochim. Acta, 69, 38-44.
Mixed metal multinuclear Cr(III) cage compounds and coordination polymers based on unsubstituted phenolate: Design, synthesis, mechanism and properties
Crochet Aurelien, Brog Jean-Pierre, Fromm Katharina M., Mixed metal multinuclear Cr(III) cage compounds and coordination polymers based on unsubstituted phenolate: Design, synthesis, mechanism and properties, in Crystal Growth & Design.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Thomas Wandlowski, PEter Broekmann, Uni Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Yee Hwa Sehlleier, Uni. Duesseldorf, Germany Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Maksym Kovalenko, ETHZ Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Roland Hischier/Empa Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Petr Novak, PSI Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Hyung Gyu Park, ETHZ Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Laetitia Philipe, EMPA, Switzerland Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Ullrich Steiner, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Uni Fribourg Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Peter Broekmann, Uni Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
3rd Symposium of storing Renewable energy for future mobility Poster Li-ion battery: Preferred orientation of Li+ diffusion matters for the electrochemical energy of LiMnPO4 26.10.2015 PSI, Villigen, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee; Fromm Katharina M.;
Swiss Crystallographic Association SGK / SSCr Annual Meeting and General Assembly 2015 Poster Preferred orientation of Li+ diffusion in nano- LiMnPO4 14.09.2015 Neuchâtel, Switzerland Fromm Katharina M.; Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Annual meeting SGK/SSCr Talk given at a conference Organometallic precursors as source of high Li-ion diffusion oxides for battery purposes. 14.09.2015 Neuchâtel, Switzerland Fromm Katharina M.; Brog Jean-Pierre;
FriMat-day 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Poster Organometallic precursors as source of high Li-ion diffusion oxides for battery purpose. 02.07.2015 Fribourg, Switzerland Brog Jean-Pierre;
FriMat-day 2015, 2014,2013 and 2012 Poster Nano-LiMnPO4 02.07.2015 Fribourg, Switzerland Fromm Katharina M.; Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Lithium Battery Discussion (LiBD) electrode materials Poster Opportunities and Risks of Nano-LiMnPO4: ionic diffusivity and life cycle assessments 21.06.2015 Arcachon, France Fromm Katharina M.; Brog Jean-Pierre; Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
LIBD 2015 Li-ion battery discussions Poster Organometallic precursors as source of high Li-ion diffusion oxides for battery purpose. 21.06.2015 Arcachon, France Brog Jean-Pierre; Fromm Katharina M.;
International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Workshop on materials science for energy storage (smr 2758) Poster Li-ion Battery: the ionic diffusivity of LiMnPO4 in preferred shape nanoparticles 11.05.2015 Trieste, Italy Fromm Katharina M.; Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
SCCER Heat & Electricity Storage, 2nd symposium and 31st PSI Electrochemistry Symposium Poster 1D ionic diffusion direction vs. the shape and size of nano- LiMnPO4 05.05.2015 Villigen, PSI, Switzerland Fromm Katharina M.; Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
GDCh-Vortrag im Departement Chemie der Uni Ulm Individual talk Precursors for and performance of nanoscale battery materials 22.01.2015 Ulm, Germany Fromm Katharina M.;
583 Heraeus seminar Poster Li-ion Battery: the ionic diffusivity of LiMnPO4 in preferred shape nanoparticles 18.01.2015 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
1st annual meeting of the SCCER "Heat and Energy Storage" Poster Precursors to nanoscale LiCoO2 04.11.2014 PSI, Switzerland Brog Jean-Pierre;
1st annual meeting of the SCCER "Heat and Energy Storage" Poster Particle size and shape dependence of the ionic diffusivity in LiMnPO4 cathode 04.11.2014 PSI, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Swiss Chemical Society Meeting Talk given at a conference Particle size and shape dependence of the ionic diffusivity in LiMnPO4 cathode for lithium ion batteries 11.09.2014 Zurich, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Summer School, Surface Electrochemistry: Towards Energy Research Poster The size and shape effect of LiMnPO4 nanoparticles on the lithium ion diffusion. 25.08.2014 Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Electrochemical Society Meeting Talk given at a conference The size and shape effect of LiMnPO4 nanoparticles on the lithium ion diffusion 10.05.2014 Orlando, United States of America Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
GDCh-Vortrag im Departement Chemie der TU Dresden/Max-Planck Institut Dresden Individual talk Alles nano oder was 07.01.2014 Dresden, Germany Fromm Katharina M.;
Metrohm Autolabs user meeting Talk given at a conference LiMnPO4 for Li-ion batteries 21.10.2013 Zofingen, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Meeting of the Italian, Spanish and Swiss Crystallographic associations 2013 Poster Nano-LiCoO2: from the organometallic precursors to the oxide 09.09.2013 Como, Italy Brog Jean-Pierre;
MISSCA Poster Precursors for nanoscale LiCoO2 09.09.2013 Como, Italy Brog Jean-Pierre;
Swiss Chemical Society Meeting Talk given at a conference Nano-LiMnPO4 and graphene composite as alternative cathode material for lithium ion batteries 06.09.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Swiss Nano Convention Talk given at a conference Electrochemical behavior and the characteristics of nanocomposite electrode for lithium ion batteries 23.05.2013 Basel, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
GDCh-Vortrag im Departement Chemie der Uni Kiel Individual talk Precursors for oxide materials in Li-ion batteries 17.01.2013 Kiel, Germany Fromm Katharina M.;
Interdisciplinary training for young researchers Poster LiCoO2: from the precursors to the oxide 12.11.2012 Murten, Switzerland Brog Jean-Pierre;
1st year graduate student symposium Talk given at a conference LiCoO2: from the precursors to the oxide. 10.09.2012 Bern, Switzerland Brog Jean-Pierre;
1st year PhD symposium Talk given at a conference Towards nanoscale LiCoO2 09.09.2012 Bern, Switzerland Brog Jean-Pierre;
43rd CUSO Summer School in Inorganic Chemistry Poster LiCoO2: from the precursors to the oxide 13.08.2012 Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland Brog Jean-Pierre;
European Crystallography Meeting Poster Precursors for nanoscale LiCoO2 07.08.2012 Bergen, Norway Brog Jean-Pierre;
10. ICNFA’12, 3rd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications Talk given at a conference Effect of carbon morphology on cathode of lithium ion batteries 07.08.2012 Montreal, Canada Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Work package 1 meeting of the SCCER 'Heat and Energy Storage' 19.10.2015 ETHZ, Switzerland
Work package 1 meeting of the SCCER ' Heat and Energy Storage' 03.11.2014 PSI, Villegen, Switzerland
Work Package 1 Meeting of the SCCER "Heat and Energy Storage" 01.10.2012 Fribourg, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Interdisciplinary Training for young scientists NFP 64 Talk 03.11.2015 Bern, Switzerland Brog Jean-Pierre; Fromm Katharina M.;
Hannover Messe, Innovation pavillion Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 12.04.2015 Hannover, Germany Fromm Katharina M.;
Training of interships Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 01.09.2013 Fribourg, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Technology Apero Poster 04.12.2012 Zurich, Switzerland Fromm Katharina M.; Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;
Training of interships Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 01.06.2012 Fribourg, Switzerland Kwon-Roth Nam-Hee;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Other activities lab-experience for 14-year-old student Western Switzerland 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions SCCER Annual Meeting 2015 Western Switzerland International 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions SCCER Annual Meeting 2014 International Western Switzerland 2014
Other activities lab-experience for 12-year-old student Western Switzerland 2013
Other activities Training of interships Western Switzerland 2013

Awards

Title Year
Best Poster Prize at Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials Day 2013

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
150731 Laboratory multi-scale nano-CT scanner for 3D visualization and 4D experimentation in Earth and Material Sciences 01.05.2014 R'EQUIP

Abstract

Energy production and storage are important issues for humanity. While Li-ion-batteries are well established as energy storage systems for small devices, they are not yet very present in larger applications like cars.We intend to develop new composit materials in order to make electrode materials i) more efficient and b) less toxic. Composit materials have the advantage of rendering the electrodes more conductive, lighter and more efficient as less active material is required per volume. We will make nanoscale electrode materials, develop composits which improve the electrode properties and test these batteries for their performance. On the other hand, we will also and in parallel develop methods for the recycling of such nanoparticle-containing materials.
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