The aim of this work package is to alleviate key constraints in electrode manufacturing by particle level design that enhances downstream processing and improves electrode performance.
Our focus is in three main areas:
- Co-operative conductive additive/binder
- Design of hierarchically structured particles
- Aqueous and solvent-free processing.
Both Dr Denis Cumming and Dr Ruihuan Ge presented at the International Battery Production Conference 2021. Dr Cumming presented on "Electronic pathway length manipulation and impact on conductivity networks in lithium-ion battery electrodes" and the presentation can be found here. Dr Ge presented on "Modelling of Li-ion battery electrode calendering by discrete element method (DEM)". The presentation can be found here.