Finnish battery equipment developer Picosun Oy and Belgian nanoelectronics research centre Imec collaborate on the development of a next gen lithium-ion battery.
The cooperation aims to use Picosun Oy’s atomic layer deposition (ALD) method for manufacturing the battery. The ALD coating solution is equipped with boosting heated source systems and full inert gas glove box integration to enable coating of moisture sensitive materials with demanding film processes.
The collaboration will develop a lithium-ion battery, Picosun Oy’s managing director Juhanna Kostamo told BEST.b The battery is aimed for energy storage components in the microelectronics industry such as medical implants, automotive, sensor networks, and mobile communication devices.
Imec focuses on the research of solid-state high energy density thin-film batteries for durable and fast storage.
Picosun Oy’s ALD method is used in semiconductor industries and renewable energy applications such as solar power. Other large-scale applications include corrosion protection, energy storage and production.