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Functional Polymer Binders RESEARCH LINE ICON

Functional Polymer Binders

Our Research

Polymer binders are a crucial component in the electrodes of batteries and fuel-cells to provide mechanical strength and interconnected structures to the electrodes. Although they only occupy 2–5% of the weight , they play a key role for the improvement of performance, cycle life, safety and sustainability of next-generation electrochemical energy storage devices.

NERA CASADO INNOVATIVE POLYMERS GROUP

Dr. Nerea Casado

Research Line Manager

Our Objective

Our aim is to develop novel polymer binders with multifunctionality, such as, ionic and/or electronic conductivity, flexibility and self-healing properties, as well as improving the sustainability of battery manufacturing by developing water-processable and biopolymer-based binders.

POLYMERS FOR ENERGY Binders
POLYMERS FOR ENERGY Binders
POLYMERS FOR ENERGY Binders

Team

DAVID MECERREYES<br />
INNOVATIVE POLYMERS GROUP

Dr. David Mecerreyes

Ana Clara Rolandi INNOVATIVE POLYMERS GROUP

Ana Clara Rolandi

Karol Jadogziński INNOVATIVE POLYMERS GROUP

Karol Jodogziński

Dr. Antonela Gallastegui-INNOVATIVE POLYMERS GROUP

Dr. Antonela Gallastegui

NERA CASADO INNOVATIVE POLYMERS GROUP

Dr. Nerea Casado

Selected Articles

A. C. Rolandi, C. Pozo-Gonzalo, I. de Meatza, N. Casado, M. Forsyth & D. Mecerreyes. Carrageenans as Sustainable Water-Processable Binders for High-Voltage NMC811 Cathodes. ACS Applied Energy Materials 2023, e202200519. DOI:  10.1021/acsaem.3c01662

S. Vauthier, M. Alvarez-Tirado, G. Guzmán-González, S. Cotte, L. Castro, A. Guéguen, D. Mecerreyes & N. Casado. High performance pyrrolidinium-based polymer binders for Li-ion and Li-air batteries. Materials Today Chemistry 2023 27, 101293. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtchem.2022.101293

R. Del Olmo, T. Mendes, M. Forsyth & N. Casado. Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conducting Binder of PEDOT:PSS and Organic Ionic Plastic Crystals toward Carbon-Free Solid-State Battery Cathodes. J. Mater. Chem. A. 2022 10, 19777-19786. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TA09628A