Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) in Solid-State Battery Development
26 April @ 3:00 pm UTC+0
Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a method widely used across industry to deposit a very thin layer of a material on a surface to alter its properties. The technique has been utilized in various areas of battery research, including solid-state batteries.
A key challenge with solid state batteries is the high impedance at the interface between the cathode and the electrolyte. PVD is ideally suited to develop model systems to study and look to improve this problem.
PVD also allows high throughput screening of different materials to accelerate new composition developments with enhanced electrochemical properties.
The HEX series of PVD instruments is ideally suited for battery research. It is a cost-effective solution that is mounted below the glovebox, allowing use of the glovebox for other purposes and easy access to the vacuum chamber for modification and cleaning. The highly modular nature allows configuration changes without specialist tools, enabling changes in research direction without additional costs.