The GREENMAT laboratory - directed by Professor Rudi Cloots (Vice-President of Research at ULg) - is specialized in the development and characterization of inorganic materials with controlled microstructures (mainly metal oxides) in the form of powders or films for applications related to energy, the environment, health, and protective coatings.
All while maintaining our significant expertise in structural ceramics (stabilization of suspensions, shaping, and densification), in the past 15 years GREENMAT has mainly conducted research on functional materials that provide high added value. This strategy has enabled us to acquire a great deal of characterization and synthesis equipment. (http://www.greenmat.ulg.ac.be/index.php?page=equipment).
GREENMAT's expertise, as well as the equipment available in our lab, often contribute to collaborative projects of all kinds, from pioneering research in academic networks to innovative applied research in academia-industry consortia.
Knowledge & Skills
Our research in the field of Li-ion or Na-ion batteries focuses not only on electrode materials synthesis (anodes, cathodes, and electrolytes) but also active material deposition on various surfaces to characterize electrochemical performances by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic cycling, and impedance spectroscopy.
The development and synthesis of these compounds can be performed using various techniques available in the laboratory. In particular, we have pilot spray-drying equipment, which can produce several hundred grams if necessary. Lastly, we regularly use a number of deposition techniques in the lab such as spin-coating, dip-coating, plasma spray, ultrasonic spray pyrolysis, electrophoresis, etc.
We are particularly active in the formatting of the materials by the conventional tape casting technique but also by filing by spray-ultrasonic suspensions of anode and cathode (batteries paint) materials. This last technique automated and industrially applicable allows the cathodic and Anodic training of deposits in the form of films.
References in the field of Li-ion or Na-ion batteries:
- Our publications and PhD theses can be consulted at the following address: http://www.greenmat.ulg.ac.be/index.php?page=alias-3
- RESIBAT project (BEWARE Academia / coordinated by GREENMAT)
- BATWAL project (Program of Excellence as part of the Marshall Plan 2.Green / coordinated by UCL)
- CALINE project (PIMENT program/ coordinated by GREENMAT)
More references and information on research in the field of batteries on request to Mr Frédéric Boschini.
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