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Battery Materials & Characterization

In the area of "Battery Materials Development and Characterisation", new materials that could replace lithium in the future ("Post- Lithium") are being developed. Lithium poses a number of technical problems, such as its aging and its safety, and is also considered a critical raw material that is extracted on a large scale in only a few countries. Magnesium-ion batteries or sodium-ion batteries, among others, are regarded as future alternatives. It is already known that these principles work and can be attractively priced. But there is still a lot of room for improvement. The same applies to new cobalt-free batteries, in which alternative materials are used as the main electrode components.

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