Nowadays, the most common battery is the wet lithium ion battery which contains a liquid electrolyte. It is typically used for portable electronics, as well as home batteries and electric cars to store renewable energy locally. These wet batteries have gone through quite an evolution, but are gradually reaching their theoretical limit. That's where solid-state batteries take over. They guarantee an increased energy density (a trip from Belgium to the South of France will be possible without charging), a faster charging time, and a higher safety than liquid Li-Ion batteries. The XL-Lion project investigates this technology by using dual conductive core-shell particles as electrodes.



Li-ion batteries (LIBs) have become the technology of choice in many applications such as mobile electronics, electric/hybrid vehicles, and storage of renewable energy. However, their safety and energy/power density is yet to be improved. Improved resistance against hazards such as thermal runaway and fire/explosion are the immediate rewards  of a solid electrolyte in solid state LIBs. There are very good prospects to make solid electrolytes competitive to their liquid counterparts. In the current project, the aim is to enhance the safety, energy density and power of advanced LIB by using dual conducting core-shell particles for the electrodes.

Lieve De Doncker


Lieve De Doncker

Business Developer Solar and Storage Materials at EnergyVille/UHasselt