Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2013.7.3.3 | Award Amount: 3.50M | Year: 2013
The project proposal InFluENCE aims at improving the fundamental understanding and control of interfaces of a battery type based on Li-ion and Na-ion active materials: semi solid flow batteries (SSFB). The fact that the case study will be a SSFB set-up instead of classic lithium ion batteries is an asset, given that the methods and techniques developed are generic and could as well be implemented for conventional Li- and Na-ion systems for the techniques that are not concentrated on flow aspects. A main objective is the investigation and optimization of the interfaces developing between the electrolyte and the electrochemically active material particles in fluid electrodes. The acquired knowledge would allow the chemical and morphological optimization of active materials as well as the design of optimized interfacial layers (also called artificial Solid Electrolyte Interfaces, art-SEI) capable of warrant stable interfaces. A second main objective is the understanding and control the mechanical and conductive behaviours of the slurries. For this, it is necessary to determine the role of shape anisotropy and the overall nature (attractive or repulsive) of the short ranged interactions of the active materials besides the strength of the attractive forces for conductive nano-particles. The cross interaction should allow intimate contact between active material and the conductive particles. The experimental work is accompanied by thorough modelling to understand the physical phenomena occurring at the microscopic scale, to derive scaling rules towards macro-scale and to enable design recommendations leading to optimal interface behaviour (size of anodic and cathodic compartments, geometry of collectors, etc.).
ECKART GmbH | Date: 2015-03-09
The invention relates to a pigment which reflects IR radiation, comprising an IR-reflecting core, the IR-reflecting core being provided with a substantially enveloping coating which is transparent to IR radiation, and in that the IR-reflecting pigment is substantially white. The invention further relates to a process for producing these pigments and also to their use.
ECKART GmbH | Date: 2013-08-20
The present invention relates to platelet-shaped anticorrosion pigments, wherein the platelet-shaped zinc-magnesium alloy pigments have a composition comprising 25.1 to 76.85 mol % of Zn, 23 to 67.3 mol % of Mg, 0.15 to 7.6 mol % of Mn, Be, Y, Li, Sn and mixtures thereof, 0 to 5 mol % of Al, Ti, Fe, Cu and mixtures thereof, based in each case on the total molar amount of the elements Zn, Mg, Mn, Be, Y, Li, Sn, Al, Ti, Fe and Cu, where the molar percentages add up to 100 mol %. The invention further relates to the use and production of these pigments.
ECKART GmbH | Date: 2013-08-20
The present invention relates to platelet-shaped zinc-magnesium pigments, wherein the platelet-shaped zinc-magnesium pigments comprise the 40.8 to 67.8 mol % of zinc, 32.2 to 59.2 mol % of magnesium and 0 to 7 mol % of Mn, Li, Be, Y, Sn, Al, Ti, Fe, Cu and mixtures thereof, based in each case on the total molar amount of the elements Zn, Mg, Mn, Be, Y, Li, Sn, Al, Ti, Fe and Cu, where the molar percentages add up to 100 mol %, and the median thickness h_(50 )of the pigments is less than 1 m. The invention further relates to the use and production of these pigments.
ECKART GmbH and Y Ventures | Date: 2014-07-29
A metallic pigment is provided including a metallic substrate coated with a hybrid inorganic/organic layer, wherein the hybrid inorganic/organic layer includes a network of an inorganic component and at least one organofunctional silane component having organic functionalities which have not been polymerised. Also, a method of coating a metallic substrate is provided including: combining the metallic substrate with a surfactant and an organofunctional silane and an inorganic component precursor to form a hydrophobic phase; combining the hydrophobic phase with a hydrophilic liquid to form an emulsion including said hydrophobic phase containing the metallic substrate, the organofunctional silane and the inorganic component precursor dispersed in a continuous hydrophilic phase; adding a catalyst to the emulsion; and forming a hybrid organic/inorganic layer from the organofunctional silane and said inorganic component precursor on the metallic substrate to produce a coated metallic substrate.
ECKART GmbH | Date: 2013-03-13
The present invention relates to composite particles comprising a carrier material as well as at least one pearlescent pigment, wherein the carrier material and the at least one pearlescent pigment are bonded to one another without an adhesive agent. In addition, the invention relates to a method for producing these composite particles as well as the use thereof.
ECKART GmbH | Date: 2015-03-10
The invention relates to platelet-shaped pearlescent pigments that are coated with at least one mixed inorganic/organic layer for improving their application properties, and of these, particularly their mechanical properties, and to methods for the production thereof and to the use thereof. The said mixed inorganic/organic layer comprises at least one at least partially crosslinked inorganic metal-oxide component and an organic component. The organic component is at least one organic oligomer and/or polymer, which is covalently bonded, at least in part, to the inorganic network via network formers, wherein the coating comprises at least one mixed inorganic/organic layer, which mixed mixed layer comprises, at least in part, an inorganic network having one or more inorganic oxide component(s) and at least one organic component, the organic component being, at least in part, an organic oligomer and/or polymer covalently bonded, at least in part, to the inorganic network via one or more organic network formers. The invention also relates to a method for the production of such pearlescent pigments.
ECKART GmbH | Date: 2014-10-14
The present invention relates to a plastics composition which comprises at least one platelet-shaped metal pigment from a range of from 0.01 to 25 wt.-%, at least one light stabilizer from a range of from 0.01 to 10 wt.-% and at least one antioxidant from a range of from 0.01 to 2 wt.-%, in each case relative to the proportion by weight of the plastics composition.
ECKART GmbH | Date: 2014-12-11
The present invention concerns coated metal pigments, the production thereof, and the use thereof. The present invention also concerns coating agents containing the aforementioned metal pigments, as well as objects coated with such coating agents.
ECKART GmbH | Date: 2013-11-05
The invention relates to pigments with a non-metallic substrate, wherein the pigments have at least one barrier layer that selectively absorbs light and/or electrons and at least one photocatalytically active layer, wherein the at least one barrier layer is arranged between the non-metallic substrate and the at least one photocatalytically active layer. The invention furthermore relates to a method for producing the pigments and to a coating agent.