Exploration of materials for all-solid-state-batteries: Assembly
In addition to cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, BASF researchers are working on materials for next-generation batteries, such as all-solid-state batteries. Due to their higher thermal stability, they have advantages compared to conventional batteries with liquid electrolyte.
For car manufacturers, this type of battery could offer advantages in terms of safety and battery volume. At the same time, this battery type also allows the use of materials with high energy content such as lithium anodes or high-voltage cathodes, which is much more difficult to realize in liquid electrolyte cells. Research on all-solid-state batteries is still at its beginning. The researchers do not anticipate commercial implementation for at least ten years.