Battery & Fuel Cells

High purity alumina is used for its key input on stability in lithium-ion batteries. Baikowski® processes guarantee chemical purity and surface properties control, which minimize the impact of the HPA on the separators and cathodes.

Nanoparticles of controlled size and composition can be beneficial where a high surface activity and the ability of creating high-resolution structured surfaces are crucial aspects for energy transfer, including fuel cells, batteries, catalysis and hydrogen production.

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High Purity Alumina pivotal and increasing role in the energy sector

High Purity Alumina (HPA) stands out with its exceptional properties, including chemical inertness, high melting point, low electrical conductivity, and outstanding thermal conductivity. These features have significantly elevated the performance and safety standards of lithium batteries, including solid state batteries and fuel cells, enabling a broader range of applications.

Overcoming battery limitations with High Purity Alumina solutions

High purity aluminaBy preventing physical contact between the anode and cathode, HPA coated separator has contributed to avoid short circuits, thermal runaway, and long-term capacity fading.

Nowadays, in the realm of solid-state batteries, which promise higher energy density and safety compared to liquid lithium batteries, HPA serves as a stable matrix for the solid electrolyte, ensuring the battery’s integrity. Moreover, it plays a crucial role in addressing the lack of ion conductivity inherent in this system.

Enhanced energy density and retention capacity are among the notable contributions of HPA, resulting in extended battery life and superior overall performance.

Baikowski® tailored powders and slurries for batteries

4N Alumina solutions and nano-zirconia for battery white paper coverBaikowski® offers different purity ranges of HPA powders and ready-to-use slurries, along with nano-zirconia-based products.

Additionnaly, our dedicated teams design custom solutions to optimize your battery performance and meet your process needs. Parameters such as thickness, permeability, gurley, pore size, dimensional stability, electrolyte absorption, and retention can be finely tuned.

Furthermore, they go beyond conventional analyses, providing comprehensive data such as TGA/DSC, viscosity curves and zeta potential to enable your company to make well-informed decisions.

Learn more in our white paper : Advanced Material for Batteries

Beyond batteries, oxides are propelling the next generation of fuel cells forward

Solid oxide fuel cells

By being a key player in advancing energy storage solutions, High Purity Alumina and nano-zirconia are also setting the future of fuel cells, which represent a cleaner energy conversion technology.

At the forefront of addressing some challenges of the sector, HPA has allowed the development of high performance electrolyte membranes and catalysts as an example.

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