MNTL@DUTH and CERTH beat the battery chill factor
Dr Nestoridi, Battery Expert Technical Officer of European Space Agency (ESA), explains how the ESA funded Project “High Specific Energy Lithium Ion Cells for Space Exploration” broke the low temperature barrier at Li-ion batteries and delivered a unique cell that can operate effectively at temperatures as low as -40oC, a battery that led to a joint patent submission amongst DUTH, CERTH and ESA.
The battery can be used for future lander missions to the Moon but has also significant terrestrial applications, especially for countries experiencing cold temperatures during winter months.
The Project “High Specific Energy Lithium Ion Cells for Space Exploration” was awarded to Micro- and Nano-Technology Laboratory (MNTL@Duth) with Subcontractor the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). Assistant Professor, Filippos Farmakis, was the Scientific Coordinator of the Project.
See more details of the Project at MNTL@Duth site
Read the full text of ESA’s article here