Partner tasks

The Technical University of Denmark

  • developing in situ diffraction methods for interface studies
  • computational studies of interfaces using e.g. DFT calculations
  • advanced characterization
  • electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

University of Tours

  • development of new solvent formulation design to better SEI formation
  • understanding the role and the formation of solid electrolyte interface layers (SEI)
  • developing new additives for enhancing the solid electrolyte interface main properties,
  • manufacturing SEI mimetic membranes using polymers similar to those spontaneously formed on the electrodes

Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives

  • formulation and preparation of electrode material for in situ characterization
  • electrochemical characterization and cell preparation
  • investigation of solid electrolyte interface
  • in-operando monitoring provided by acoustic phenomena

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • provides materials for investigation of intra-grain interfaces, coatings and boundary layers, solid electrolyte interface layers, and interfaces in phase transformations
  • development of novel analysis techniques like tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) and make studies by in-situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
  • optimize materials based on feedback. The optimized materials shall be distributed and tested both on the structural properties and on the electrochemical properties
  • full cells will be tested for the cycling stability, rate capabilities, storage capacities, and kinetic barriers

Uppsala University

  • development of in situ electrochemical high pressure photoelectron spectroscopy for studying formation of SEI in the electrode/electrolyte interfaces at realistic condition,
  • depth profiling the solid electrolyte interface formed on different electrode materials using both soft and hard (HAXPES) X-ray synchrotron based photoelectron spectroscopy
  • use deposition techniques to form artificial protective layers on electrode materials and to evaluate the electrochemical performance in pouch cells,
  • materials modeling of ion transport in the SEI layer and the SEI layer influence on battery performance.

Haldor Topsøe A/S

  • new revolutionary analytical STEM tools, based on EELS and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) that will become available to the company
  • enhancing the sensitivity of chemical mapping of battery electrode materials to the atomic level


  • design and use of scanning electrochemical microscope (SECM) technology,
  • spatially resolved electrochemical measurements in controlled atmospheres to enable direct surface measurement during battery operation


  • supply coated electrodes
  • in situ surface analysis experiments using scanning electrochemical microscopy and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS)
  • in situ determination of chemical gradients in the electrodes during charge/discharge
  • develop and test full battery cells