Using thin-film expertise to advance future batteries

At Holst Centre we deploy our expertise in thin-film technologies to create more advanced batteries with improved safety, charging density, charging times and lifespan. We explore ways to improve existing lithium-ion batteries and create innovative new battery architectures.

Whether it’s mobility, communication or health care: the future is electric. And with our improved battery technology we can accelerate this development to help reduce carbon emissions. The higher energy density and increased lifespan also mean batteries become more sustainable, supporting a greener, cleaner future.

Huge potential for lithium batteries

The new technologies we are working on help overcome the drawbacks of the current generation of batteries. Rechargeable lithiumbased batteries have huge potential: from enabling new generations of wearable and implantable devices to powering electric vehicles or balancing renewable energy supply and demand.

We use our thin-film expertise to enhance lithium battery performance. With interfacial engineering we can improve the safety and lifespan of existing lithium-ion technologies. By using spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (sALD) we can optimise the interface between the electrodes and the electrolyte materials in many different battery designs and cell chemistries.