SBS4 conference program

September 4, 2023

Session 1: Progress in production and commercialization of sodium-ion batteries / High-temperature batteries
Session chair: Prof. Michael Stelter (Fraunhofer IKTS)
Welcome Speech
Prof. Alexander Michaelis (Fraunhofer IKTS)
09:15 Progress in Na-ion battery development
Prof. Philipp Adelhelm (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Investigation of cell designs for market-optimized salt battery cells
Dr. Michael Harald Bayer (Battery Consult AG)
10:15 Certification process for non-LIB technolgies
Akihiro Kai (NGK Europe GmbH)
10:45–11:15 Break
session 2: High-temperature sodium batteries
Session chair: Prof. Martin Oschatz (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
High-temperature sodium metal chloride batteries for sustainable energy storage
Dr. Meike Heinz (Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)
11:45 Overcharge and overdischarge ability of high-temperature sodium batteries: Advantage or threat?
Dr. Akane Hartenbach (Battery Consult AG)
12:05 Using sodium-beta alumina in solid-state sodium cells operating at intermediate temperature
Dr. Cornelius Dirksen (Fraunhofer IKTS)
12:25 Feasilility of a sodium metal chloride battery energy storage system for mobile solar assets
Dr. Richard Dawson (LiNa Energy)
Session 3: Exhibitors pitch elevator
Session chair: Dr. Roland Weidl (Fraunhofer IKTS)
Hans-Christian Schmidt
Dr. Martin Uhlemann
12:55 M.Braun Inertgas-Systeme GmbH
Dr. Plinio Furtat
13:00 El-Cell
Dr. Sebastian Müller
13:05 Altech Batteries GmbH
Carsten Baumeister 
13:10 Alumina Systems GmbH
Dr. Holger Wampers
13:15 Frey Systeme
Christine Rieger
13:20–14:20 Lunch break
Session 4: Solid-state batteries: electrolyte development
Session chair: Dr. Keeyoung Jung (Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology RIST)  
14:20 Na-ion conductive ceramics
Dr. Qianli Ma (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)
14:50 Solid-state sodium batteries based on ternary polymer electrolytes
Dr. Maider Zarrabeitia (Helmholtz Institute Ulm HIU)
15:10 Surface structuring of NASICON electrolytes by laser ablation for infiltration of cathode materials
Dr. Enkhtsetseg Dashjav (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)
15:30 Single-ion NASTFSI-based solid polymer electrolyte for next generation solid-state sodium batteries
Clemens Wunder (Helmholtz Institute Ulm HIU)
15:50–16:20 Break
session 5: Solid-state batteries: electrode development
Session chair: Dr. Qianli Ma (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)
16:20 New promises of NASICON-type positive electrodes for Na-ion batteries
Christian Masquelier (Université de Picardie Jules Verne)
16:50 Electrolyte and composite cathode development for sodium solid-state battery
Dr. Dörte Wagner (Fraunhofer IKTS)
17:10 Structural aspects of sodium before and during cycling in sodium batteries
Alexander Thomas (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden e. V. IFW)
17:30 Interfacial design for sodium-metal solid-state battery anodes
Ansgar Lowack (Fraunhofer IKTS)
17:50 Sodium manganese-layered oxides from pulsation reactor as promising cathode material in sodium-ion batteries
Dr. Karl Wegner (IBU-tec advanced materials AG)
18:10 Poster session
19:10 Get together

September 5, 2023

Session 6:  Electrodes development for liquid electrolyte sodium batteries
Session chair: Prof. Philipp Adelhelm (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Positive electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries targetting various applications
Chloé Pablos (Tiamat Energy)
09:30 Two-dimensional sodium oxides with cobalt as cathodes for Na-ion batteries
Dr. Daria Mikhailova (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden e. V. IFW)
09:50 P2-NaxMn3/4Ni1/4O2 cathode materials with controlled particle architecture and their ageing phenomena
Dr. Peter Axmann (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg)
10:10 Engineering diffusion-induced stress-resistant nano-crystalline P2-type layered oxide cathodes for high-energy sodium-ion batteries
Abhinanda Sengupta (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
10:30 Influence of structural modifications on the storage mechanism in carbon black as negative electrodes in sodium-ion batteries
Johannes Schenk (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, CEEC)
10:50 Impact of pre-carbonization heating rate on the electrochemical performance of glucose-derived hard carbons
Sofiia Prykhodska (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, CEEC)
11:10–11:40 Break
Session 7: Novel designs and manufacturing technology
Session chair: Dr. Matthias Schulz (Fraunhofer IKTS)
11:40 A polymer-sealed planar sodium nickel chloride battery running at 180 °C
Dr. Keeyoung Jung (Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology RIST)
Tape-casting NA5YSI4O12 for NA/S batteries
Aikai Yang (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)
12:30 3D-printed hydroborate-based all‑solid‑state sodium-ion batteries
Jan Thomas (Fraunhofer IFAM Bremen)
12:50 Building a novel sodium-zinc all-liquid battery: electrolyte and electrode design development
Ph.D. Camilla Sommerseth (SINTEF Industry)
13:10–14:10 Lunch break
Session 8: Simulation, reaction mechanisms and longevity
Session chair: Dr. Mihails Kusnezoff (Fraunhofer IKTS)
14:10 Model-assisted insights into processes and losses in Na-ion batteries
Michelle Allion (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT)
14:30 Modeling NASICON and NASICON/Na interface using MD simulation with classical and machine learning interatomic potential
Prof. Karsten Albe (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
14:50 In-operando visualization of mass transfer in a sodium-zinc molten salt battery with liquid electrolyt
Martins Sarma (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)
15:10 Wetting strategies for high-performance sodium-metal batteries
Dr. Gustav Graeber (Humboldt Universität Berlin)
15:30 Concluding remarks
15:45–17:20 IKTS lab tour

Poster session

Processing of active material for thick electrodes in sodium-ion batteries for stationary applications Stefan Ingenhoven
(Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE)
Investigation on the effect of calcination and sintering temperature and time on the microstructure of nasicon-type solid electrolyte Mario Samperi
(National Research Council of Italy)
Influence of structural modifications on the storage mechanism in carbon black as negative electrodes in sodium-ion batteries Johannes Schenk
(Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)
The Na/Li twin battery: a sustainable battery concept with high impact Florian Schütz
(IAV GmbH, Berlin)
Thermal management for a planar sodium battery module at intermediate temperatures Choongmo Yang
(Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST), Pohang, South Korea)
Stacked production of Na-β’’-alumina electrolytes via vapor phase conversion Cornelius Dirksen
(Fraunhofer IKTS)
Substitution of nickel by core-shell materials for Na/NiCl2 high-temperature batteries Benjamin Schüßler
(Fraunhofer IKTS)
Influence of carbon on the ionic and electronic conductivities of the NVP/C composite Pradhyun Veerapanaicker  Soundaraj
(Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)
Development of practical sodium ion batteries throgh fabrication of flourine rich interfaces on hard carbon anode Harshita Lohani
(Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
Synergic effect of dual doping in sodium superionic conductor (NASICON) solid electrolyte for the of all-solid-state sodium-ion batteries Pratima Kumari
(Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
Salt templated hard carbons as negative electrode materials for all-solid-state sodium-ion batteries Ulrich Haagen
(Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, CEEC)
4 V room-temperature all-solid-state sodium battery enabled by a hydroborate electrolyte Arndt Remhof
(Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)
Glass-based sealants for α to β-Al2O3 joints in Na-Zn batteries A. Baggio and F. D’Isanto
(Politecnico di Torino, Department of Applied Science and Technology)