Grieg

One of the Key Strategic Orientations For Research & Innovation is Making Europe the first digitally-enabled circular, climate-neutral, and sustainable economy through the transformation of its mobility, energy, construction, and production systems.

The European Union has the ambition to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and to become climate neutral by 2050 and turn into a more sustainable bio-based, climate-neutral, circular, non-toxic, and competitive economy.

This requires unprecedented changes in the way we:

  • produce,
  • trade,
  • build,
  • move around
  • and consume, which will spur our technological, economic and societal transformation and contribute to a green recovery.

Norway Grants contribute to the race to zero net emissions with a multi-million investment, in line with the Grant’s long-standing commitment to supporting sustainable and innovative projects in Europe.

The Project 2D MXenes based anode materials for all-solid-state Li-ion batteries GRIEG no 2019/34/H/ST8/00547 has been granted € 1 494 196 from

The Norwegian Financial Mechanism for 2014-2021 https://eeagrants.org/

To facilitate a unique opportunity for Polish-Norway scientific collaboration among the Partners from:

Together the partners contribute to research activities to develop more performant, sustainable, and circular battery technologies according to sectoral needs, thereby sustaining a competitive and sustainable EU battery value chain.

RESEARCH

What is new in our project for global scientific research?  

The Polish – Norwegian group aims to develop CVD methods for controlled growth of Mo2C, Ti2C and V2C and Cr2C MXenes, study their CVD growth mechanisms and understand atomistic processes during their application as anode material in solid state Li-ion battery. All-solid-state Li-ion batteries are better compared to current Li-ion rechargeable batteries (LIBs) in the following aspects:

  • chemically safer,
  • compact,
  • higher battery capacity,
  • faster re-charging,
  • operable at higher temperatures.

Key novelty is to attempt to study in situ (in real-time) the atomic structure evolution in MXenes during Li-ions transport in them when used as an anode in a ASSB Li-ion battery.

Atomic structure model showing lithium ions transport between two monolayer sheets of molybdenum carbide (Mo2C) Mxene material when used as the anode in a Li-ion battery (lithium ions -green, molybdenum atoms – blue and carbon atoms – black).

Through such studies fundamental insights into the atomistic structural factors in these materials that are responsible for their Li-ion loading capacity i.e. battery capacity can be understood. Such understanding will enable to inform for better design and development these materials to fully harness their Li-ion loading capacities.

Impact on daily life

With growing standards of living and increasing digitization of everyday life the global energy demands are also on rise. Re-chargeable Li-ion batteries are at the core of what powers the present-day internet of things (IoT) smart devices to develop new energy storage materials with higher energy storage capacities and safer for the environment is one of fundamental approaches to address this growing need of the human society. The current research efforts in the field of energy storage materials clearly show the impending progression towards ASSBs as the most likely next generation rechargeable batteries technology.

A concept model of 2D MXene based all-solid-state Li-ion battery powering a microchip –  an artistic rendition.  Showing the atomic structures of bi-layer Mo2C MXene anode (left), Li7La3Zr2O12 garnet solid state electrolyte (middle), LiCoO2 cathode (right) without the typical end contacts of a battery.

TEAM MEMBERS

POLAND – ŁUKASIEWICZ Research Network – PORT Polish Center for Technology Development

Alicja Bachmatiuk, Project Manager, Deputy Director for R&D

Sandeep Gorantla, Research Scientist-Electron Microscopy group

NORWAY

University of Oslo:

Anette E. Gunnæs, PI Structure Physics Section leader and Associate Professor, Dep. of Physics, SMN

Sabrina Sartori, Energy Systems Section leader and Associate Professor Dep. of Tech. Systems

Calliopi Bazioti, Senior Engineer Researcher Structure Physics, SMN

Phuong Dan Nguyen, Senior Engineer at Structure Physics group, Department of Physics

SINTEF:

Spyros Diplas, PI & Research Manager-Materials Physics group

Martin F. Sunding, Research Scientist

The successful realization of this project will lead to proof of concept on the new design of future 2D structures based solid state devices for energy storage. This is the core vision of future that motivates the 2D-SSB project team members.

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