Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

SOLID – Research at the heart of electromobility

No chance without them: High-performance batteries are the key to electromobility. And the market is growing. Europe expects to see a lot more of electric vehicles by 2030.

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Hannover Messe 2018

Exhibited will be flexible elastomer sensors for stepless control functions, e.g. in gloves which measure the wearer’s gripping force. Visit us at Hannover Messe!

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“ReViSEDBatt“ – What hurts a battery?

Project “ReViSEDBatt“ launched to identify the causal mechanisms for battery damage from mechanical stresses.

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The first issue of the Fraunhofer ISC newsletter is on biodegradable plastic, regenerative therapies and stem cell process technology.

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Innovation Prize Awarded by Netzwerk ZENIT e.V.

One of the five award-winning teams was Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, Dormagen, together with Fraunhofer ISC.

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Materials

  • Battery Materials
  • Glass, Ceramics
  • Hybrid Polymers and ORMOCER®
  • Smart Materials
  • Sol-gel Materials
 

Processing

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Coating Procedures
  • Lacquer Production
  • Particle Technology
  • Upscaling and Pilot Scale Production
 

Applications

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Resources and Recycling
  • Surfaces
 

Analytics

  • Battery and Cell Testing
  • Coating and Surface Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Materials Analysis

News

Press Releases

23.4.2018

SOLID – Research at the heart of electromobility

No chance without them: High-performance batteries are the key to electromobility. And the market is growing. Europe expects to see a lot more of electric vehicles by 2030. The EU commission is promoting the development of high-performance batteries accordingly. Among the researchers working to make the vision come true are those of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg, Germany. They take part in the collaborative project SOLID that was recently launched to develop a simple low-cost method for battery mass production via the sol-gel route. The aim is to provide industry with the much needed large-scale production option for safe high-performance lithium-based solid state batteries.

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28.3.2018

What hurts a battery? – Project “ReViSEDBatt“ launched to identify the causal mechanisms for damage from mechanical stresses

Lithium-ion batteries are subject to a myriad of negative influences during their life span. The mere production process itself and subsequent transport from the production site impose mechanical stress. Whether in power tools, electrically driven forklift trucks, cars or trains – their life will always be full of vibration, sudden impact or shock whenever obstacles have to be crossed, when they are dropped or simply when charging or discharging induces volume changes in their electrodes. In late 2017, the project “ReViSEDBatt“ was launched to investigate the effects of mechanical stresses on the cycle life and safety of lithium-ion batteries. The overall project goal is to optimize batteries so they can better cope with everyday stress.

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23.1.2018

Fraunhofer ISC Scientist Awarded in Davos with New Plastics Economy Prize for bioORMOCER®s

At this week‘s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the winners were presented of the »Circular Materials Challenge«. The prize is awarded by the New Plastics Economy Initiative, launched in 2016 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundadion, to promote new ways to counter the oceans plastics pollution. Five projects were honored with this prestigious prize and share the one million dollar prize money. Among the winning projects is the work of Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab, senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, who developed the bioORMOCER®s. The Fraunhofer ISC, located in Würzburg, Germany, is one of the leadng R&D instititutions when it comes to sustainable materials, technologies or products that help tackle the world’s foremost challenges.

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23.11.2017

SoCUS – New cost-effective sensor system to measure state of charge

In the SoCUS project, the Fraunhofer R&D Center for Electromobility Bavaria is developing cost-effective sensor systems that can be integrated directly into the battery and can measure the state of charge more accurately than commercially available systems. The systems use ultrasound pulses to measure and evaluate the density of the negative anode which changes with the state of charge of the cell.

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Fairs and Events

26.4.2018

ICCG 2018

11.06.2018 The 12th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics is jointly organized by the Fraunhofer ISC and the ICCG's international organizing committee. In full accordance with its motto »Discover the World of Coatings«, the event will be devoted to innovations in coatings and lacquers. It will be held from 11 to 15 June 2018 in Würzburg. We look forward to seeing you at booth 17!

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20.4.2018

Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering 2018

At the Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering 2018 Dr. Karl Mandel will talk about “Functional nanoparticles and supraparticles – synthesis methods and potential applications”.

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20.4.2018

SID Display Week 2018

22.05.2018 Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at SID Display Week from May 22th to 24th 2018 in Los Angeles. There will be shown touchscreen solutions for flexible displays, new materials for backplanes, diffractive optical elements (DOE), as well as scattering layers for lightning management. Come see us at West exhibit hall at booth 629.

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16.4.2018

Hannover Messe 2018

23.04.2018 The Center Smart Materials CeSMa, part of the Fraunhofer ISC, will present innovations in adaptronics at the Hannover Messe from April 23th to 27th in 2018. Exhibited will be flexible use elastomer sensors for stepless control functions, e.g. in gloves which measure the wearer’s gripping force or in steering wheels with fingertip control of air conditioning or radio. Come see us at the Fraunhofer booth in hall 2 at booth C22.

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