Batteries

Solid State Lithium Batteries into Modules

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Thin E-Strate®:  With ITN Energy Systems in Littleton, CO, ultrathin flexible solid-state lithium batteries are in demonstration through several FlexTech Alliance and Army funded programs.  Credit to ITN Energy for the battery coatings and leading the projects.

 

Thin E-Strate® overcomes the limitations of previously available substrate materials to open new doors in advancing the development of higher performance and new capability products.  Technologists have had diminishing returns as the attempt to overcome the shortcomings of substrates made from silicon wafers, thin metal, glass, polyimide and aluminum oxide.

As a ceramic, 3YSZ is inert, of high purity, and tolerates processing temperatures to 1200°C.  With its low thermal mass in ultra-thin sheet format, it can tolerate high thermal shock during deposition or coating processes and in applications.

The following graph illustrates various battery capacities that can be achieved by scaling cathode thickness, surface area of the battery, or number of cells stacked.

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Being ultrathin, at 20-40 microns thick, it presents a very low thermal resistance path for heat removal and a super thin profile for components.  Multiple layers of active coated Thin E-Strate® can be stacked for high density, high performance chemistries such as batteries.  The impermeable, high density nature of Thin E-Strate® protects the integrity of those chemistries from internal and external contamination.

 

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Advantages of Using Thin E-Strate®

Thin E-Strate® for active or passive device fabrication. More robust than silicon.

As a ceramic, 3YSZ is inert, of high purity, tolerates processing temperatures to 1200°C, and with its low thermal mass can tolerate high thermal shock during deposition or coating processes.

Being ultra thin to 20 microns thick, it presents a very low thermal resistance path for heat removal and a super thin profile for component coating.  Multi-layers of active layer coated Thin E-Strate® can easily be stacked into low profile components.

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Industry Applications of Thin E-Strate®

Thin E-Strate® redefines the world of robust flexible ultra-thin ceramic foils.  Major applications include:

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    Solar PV
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    Fuel Cells
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    Electronics
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    Gas Sensors
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    Cladding