Duration: 01.01.2011 ā€“ 31.12.2013

Project management: Dr. Harald Kren

Funding: FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3 (Project number: 246073)

Partner: Commissariat Ć  lā€™ Energie Atomique (FRA); Centre National de la recherche Scientifique (FRA); University of Cologne (GER); Lancaster University (UK); Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (ESP); Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA (ITA); VARTA Microbattery (GER)

Link: http://www.fp7grenada.eu/index.html

Within the last years nano-structured films gained enormous importance in electrical (transistors) optical (OLED), magnetical and electrochemical (batteries and super capacitors) applications. One of the most promising applications within these materials is the induction of graphene in lithium ion batteries. On the one hand graphene may serve as active material in negative electrodes or, on the other hand, graphene may represent a promising conducting agent at the negative and positive electrode. Next to lithium ion batteries graphene represents an auspicious material for the application within electrodes for super capacitors.

Theoretically the lithiation of graphene results in the establishment of LiC3 with a theoretical maximum capacity of 744 Ah/kg, combined with an outstanding electrical conductivity.

Together with seven excellent partners within the consortium and funded by the 7th framework program of the European commission, Varta Micro Innovation investigates the applicability of graphene for lithium ion battery application.