Pfeiffer Vacuum offers solutions for the production of lithium-ion batteries

 

Vacuum for energy storage - Part 1

An ever increasing demand for quickly available and cost-effective energy worldwide stands opposite the issues of climate change and growing environmental awareness in our society. As a consequence, the demand for improved technologies in the field of energy storage, especially with regard to regenerative energies, is ever rising. This development is a major booster for developing new technologies and innovative production processes in this area. The diversity of the particular applications thereby lets new technologies face various challenges.

Fig.1: Lithium-ion-batteries are needed in mobile electronic devices

Depending on the time the energy needs to be stored, and the number of according charges and discharges, different technologies are to be considered – but all of them have one thing in common: they essentially depend on vacuum technology.

Vacuum technology in lithium-ion batteries

Fig.2: Vacuum technology is used in the production of lithium-ion batteries

One of the most well-known energy storage devices are lithium-ion batteries. Behind this generic term stands a broad combination of materials for anodes, cathodes, and separators as well as different battery shapes like flexible Pouch cells and rigid cylindrical and prismatic cells. Lithium-ion batteries are used in a vast variety of end products that require lasting energy storage. Thanks to their light weight and high energy density, they are especially popular with mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, or laptops. Regardless of their type, several of the production steps for the batteries require vacuum technology.

Read more about this state of the art technology in the attached application report.

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