Morgan and University of Southampton Lithium-Ion Battery Research
Following Morgan Advanced Materials’ announcement of our partnership with The Faraday Institution, who are powering the battery revolution in Britain, we are delighted to announce a new Industry sprint, focused on lithium-ion conducting fibre for composite solid-state electrolytes.
Initial studies have indicated that a composite material using lithium-ion conducting fibres can be an effective solid-state electrolyte. As a key member of the ZeST project, targeting the development of a lithium-ion conducting fibre material for use in a composite solid-state electrolyte for next-generation batteries, our Thermal Ceramics business will work with the novel glass group at the University of Southampton to develop a process to manufacture specialist fibres of a new composition to a tight tolerance with high yield.
The University of Southampton are contributing world leading experience and equipment, in the drawing of novel glasses into fibre form, to the project, which is targeting early commercial scale-up using greener and more efficient processes. Morgan’s Thermal Ceramics business are engaged with a leading battery producer with a view to supplying the material commercially if the project is successful.
Learn more about the project: https://www.faraday.ac.uk/research/industry-sprints-details/
Learn more about our purpose: https://www.morganadvancedmaterials.com/en-gb/our-company/our-purpose/