Workshop 6: Applications of MLD in batteries and Up-scaling of MLD

Topic and theme of the workshop

Hybrid materials offer the possibility of exploiting the materials properties of both their organic and inorganic constituents, with the attractive possibility of creating altogether novel functionalities. In the form of thin films, these materials can enable breakthroughs in several technological application areas. Combining inorganic and organic building blocks on a molecular scale is challenging due to the different preparative conditions needed for forming inorganic and organic networks. An attractive method is molecular layer deposition (MLD).

The theme of this workshop is twofold: 

  1. Applications of MLD in Li-ion battery technology, discussing functional MLD/ALD coatings for Li-ion batteries.
  2. Up-scaling of MLD processes and reactors, discussing topics such as throughput, cost-of-ownership and reactor concepts, and how this can be optimized for MLD 


Online event – link provided by email a few days in advance. 


The workshop is organized as a part of the European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition (HYCOAT) and is one of the training workshops for the PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) of the HYCOAT program. ESRs are required to attend this training event and all costs are covered by the HYCOAT Network. 

Program outline

Monday January 11

10:00 – 12:45  Introduction to Lithium ion batteries, P. Vereecken
13:30 – 15:30  Talks by ESR1 – ESR5 

Tuesday January 12

10:00 – 11:15  ALD precursors and processes for alkaline element containing coatings, O. Nilsen 
11:30 – 12:45  ALD/MLD protective coatings for Lithium ion batteries, C. Detavernier
13:30 – 15:30 Talks by ESR6 – ESR10 

Wednesday January 13

10:00 – 12:45  Up-scaling of MLD, P. Poodt
13:30 – 15:30 Talks by ESR11 – ESR15 

Thursday January 14

10:00 – 11:15 Spatial ALD from Lab to Fab, Erik Kremers (SALD, the Netherlands)
11:30 – 12:45 Scaling Up The Batch Size In ALD/MLD, Sami Sneck (Beneq, Finland)
13:30 – 15:30 Supervisory Board Meeting 


Prof. Philippe Vereecken 

Dr. Paul Poodt 

Prof. Jolien Dendooven 

Prof. Christophe Detavernier