Next generation batteries – with higher energy density, better safety profile, and lower cost – require the discovery of new materials. The discovery of these materials is hindered by the numerous variables affecting battery performance – electrode material, binder, electrolyte, conductive additive, particle size and morphology just to name a few.
Wildcat has developed a unique high throughput workflow for the discovery of new electrode materials. This workflow allows new electrochemically active materials to be synthesized and formulated under a variety of different conditions, then tested in complete electrochemical cells.
Wildcat's workflow enables its scientists to prepare and test thousands of new materials in cells every week, rapidly accelerating electrode development and increasing the opportunity for breakthrough battery material discovery. Projects encompass all major components of the battery, including cathodes, anodes, electrolytes and even synthesis conditions and formulations.