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INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITITES

ABEE has state of the art battery cell production, characterization and testing facilities with a dedicated Dry room of 150m² at dew point -60°C. These facilities focus on development of new products, cell design optimization, new processing and manufacturing techniques

X- Ray Diffraction (XRD) for crystal structure determination, phase analyses and characterisation of battery components during cycling

Capabilities:

In-situ and In-operando Battery testing (coin cell format)

Modes: transmission and reflection

Temperature ranges: -10°C to +600°C

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy with Auger option (XPS-AES) for elements profiling

Details:

In-situ and In-operando Battery testing

Profiling can be across surface or in depth

60mm sample holder along with sample transfer shuttle for contamination free testing

Mu Metal Chamber for improving magnetic shielding

Temperature ranges: -140°C to 600°C

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) integrated in a glovebox

Details:

In-situ testing with a faraday cage

XY scan range: 50 μm × 50 μm

NCM oscillation frequency: Up to 3 MHz

Voltage bias range: -10 V to 10 V

Internal conductive AFM

Supports standard AFM/SPM modes

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for morphology analysis

Details:

In-situ testing with solid electrolytes

Ion milling system for sample preparation

With EDX option and sample transfer shuttle for contamination free testing

Spatial distribution of elements by elemental mapping technique

Ability to scan and map single particle element distribution

Gloveboxes for conventional and next generation Li-ion technologies

 Details:

Dedicated glove boxes for Advanced lithium ion batteries and All solid-state batteries (ASSB) to avoid cross contamination.

Integrated double glove box makes possible to assemble ASSB cell (up to 200mAh) from slurry preparation to cell fabrication inside the Glove box.

Vacuum oven also integrated inside the Glove box to evaporate the solvent in the ASSB cell fabrication process.

Less level of H2O and O2 (less than 0.1ppm) ensures the electrode quality.

Ability to test (Ex: EIS…) the ASSB cell inside the gloveboxes itself.

Cell testers and climate chambers from coin cells to battery pack level

Details:

100 plus channels for coin cell and monolayer pouch cell testing

50 plus channels for EIS analysis at various current levels (mA to 100A)

Thermal chambers availability -20°C climate chambers and (300L to 1500L)

Cell-module-pack testing: Current ranges at up to 3V voltage range: 50A to 600A

Number of channels available for a performance testing project: 400 channels

Pilot line for Pouch Cell assembling upto 30 Ah

Details:

Cell assembly from slurry preparation to electrolyte filling is integrated in a -60°C dewpoint dry room.

Pilot has been adapted for Gen 3 and Gen 4 Li-ion technologies

Li metal coating line

Details:

Roll-to-roll process (No limitation in the length)

Li metal can be coated on any substrate for Gen 4 li-ion technology

In-organic protection layers can also be applied.

Battery Pack Assembly line

Details:

Capability to produce 5000 systems a year

Customised for any application/chemistry or any requirements

Can be made cell to pack or cell-module-pack configuration