Taking a look back at the success stories of 2022 at LIST, an international research team led by LIST conducted research to further develop tools and methods of analysis, including machine learning approaches for battery characterisation.
"We have successfully demonstrated a methodology to link the nanoscale chemical evolution of reactive interfaces with the electrochemical properties of batteries." Santhana ESWARA MOORTHY, Lead Research and Technology Associate
The development of efficient and safe energy storage technologies is essential to speed up the transition to sustainable and clean energy. Although lithium-ion batteries are now ubiquitous in everyday life, many nanoscale mechanisms underpinning how these batteries work are not yet fully understood. Knowledge of nanometric mechanisms such as transport and transfer of charges occurring at the internal battery interfaces will be useful in mitigating degradation processes and significantly improving the efficiency, safety and sustainability of these storage devices.
Investigating local electrochemistry on a nanometric scale in batteries during operation is a challenge that the battery research community is currently facing. To further develop tools and methods of analysis, including machine learning approaches for battery characterisation, an international research team led by LIST has received funding of EUR 5 million from the European Union and an additional EUR 700,000 from Switzerland.
Discover more success stories in the digital version of the LIST 2022 annual report.