The development of new battery materials is key to improving the performance, lifetime, safety and cost of energy storage technologies like Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
However, innovation is hampered by the inability of industry to reliably characterise their structure and chemistry in an operating environment.
This project will build a metrological framework supporting traceable operando characterisation of state-of-the-art battery materials under dynamic charge / discharge
conditions. This includes advancement and validation of ex situ methods, establishing new protocols, cells and a best practice guide for operando approaches and developing new instrumentation enabling hybrid, multiparameter measurement to inform new materials development.