Using ALD Nanocoatings in Battery Coating Applications

With today’s rapidly advancing electronics and technology industries, the chemistry within batteries is progressing at an exponential rate. There are many new discoveries in electrode efficiencies, electrolyte suitability, and material enhancements all contributing to the growing field.

In such a competitive and advancing market, ensuring that your batteries have the highest performance and efficiency is critical.

In addition to the standard R&D methods for innovation, ALD coatings now provide benefits in many battery coating applications.

How ALD Contributes to Battery Coating Applications

Out of the various application enhancements possible, battery coating applications significantly benefit from the ALD process.

For battery coating applications to experience a significant benefit, an evenly spread, pin-hole free Angstrom level coating is required. Such coatings are only available through atomic layer deposition (ALD) methods which use a controlled gaseous vapor technique, in a bottom-up layer-by-layer (LbL) fashion, to deposit gaseous atoms on to the surface and chemically bond them to the substrate.

Using this approach, battery coating applications will exhibit an atomically thin and conformed coating to the surface of the electrodes within a battery, regardless of the geometry, or porosity, of the electrode.

How Battery Coating Applications are Beneficial For You

ALD methods introduce many benefits for battery coating applications. Generally, ALD methods offer a pin hole free and even conformed coating throughout the whole surface, coating thickness tunability at the Angstrom level, a high stability against multiple degradation environments and environmental processes, commercially ready coatings and a specifically tailored approach – even when the battery coating applications possess a material with a high aspect ratio and/or complex structure.

Battery coating applications also allow your electrodes to benefit from a range of electronically specific properties, including an enhanced resistance to oxidation and corrosion, an improvement in dispersion quality, a lower viscosity, enhanced dielectric properties, an improved electrical conduction, improved ion conductance, an increase in the strength of the electrode, improved bonding within the electrode and an enhanced resistance to coking.

There are many ways that ALD methods can be utilized for battery coating applications. By introducing these ALD-coatings to your electrodes, it is possible to increase the lifetime of your battery by up to 200%, increase the battery capacity by up to 20%, reduce the gas generation in the cathode by 60% and produce an increased rate capability for conventional materials using solid electrolyte coatings.

Battery Coating Applications at Forge Nano

Forge Nano possess a specific high-throughput and patented technique which is ideal for battery coating applications. The process can be utilized for battery coating applications, from laboratory scale devices to commercial scale productions.

The precise nature of Forge Nano processes for battery coating applications is tailored for each electrode – this extends to electrodes of varying porosity, where pores as small as 1 nm can be perfectly coated at the atomic level.

Depositions for battery coating applications through Forge Nano are also stable in virtually any environment. In addition, battery coating applications through Forge Nano also benefit from an extended battery life and greater safety in extreme situations such as high-temperature operations, fast cycling rates, and overvoltage conditions.

Forge Nano’s presence in the battery coating applications market is also unmatched, possessing the most robust coating solution on the market today, a validated performance in large format cells and the lowest adoption cost at the commercial scale.