In the second phase, this knowledge will be used to manufacture a functional solid-state cell with the process engineering expertise of the Fraunhofer ISC that will be produced in a small series. "Our common goal is not only to have a better understanding of the interfaces, but also to be able to transfer this knowledge into a manufacturing process," said Henning Lorrmann, head of the Fraunhofer Research and Development Centre for Electromobility in Bavaria (FZEB) at the Fraunhofer ISC.
Pierangelo Gröning, member of Empa’s board of directors, is one of the project coordinators. He emphasizes the strategic importance of the project. "The structure of the lithium-ion solid state battery is very complex and a major challenge for materials science. Through this cooperation, we are combining outstanding expertise in materials science and process engineering - and this is precisely what is required to successfully advance the development of the solid state battery," he said.