The BatMat project, printed power sources (Printed Primary batteries) – Presented by Andreas Willert, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems

The BatMat project, printed power sources (Printed Primary batteries) – Presented by Dr. Andreas Willert, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS) at the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, which takes place on Jan 24, 2017 at High Tech Campus Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

The research project BatMat started in April 2011 and ended in March 2015.The goal of the project was to provide new systems and materials for energy storage. The focus was on primary batteries for single-use applications as well as rechargeable secondary batteries. Additionally the innovative concept of organic radical batteries based on polymers was explored.All three battery types are fully printable by screen printing technology.

The advantages for printed batteries are the flexibility concerning energy content, voltage level by series connection and form factor. All these parameters can be adapted for a specific application.

About Dr Andreas Willert
Andreas Willert is senior scientist. He holds a PhD in chemical physics and is involved in applications of printing technologies since 2003 and printing of functional materials since 2007. He is active in the area of printed batteries for 10 years now.

About Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS)
The particular strength of Fraunhofer ENAS lies in the development of smart integrated systems for different applications. It develops single components, technologies for their manufacturing as well as system concepts and system integration technologies and transfers them into production. The institute offers research and development services for printing technologies.