LiMBAT - Metal hydrides for Li-ion battery anodes. The project is a coordinated effort between IFE, UiO and SINTEF to systematically investigate the correlations between morphology and properties of metal hydride-based conversion type anodes in Li-ion batteries. The obtained understanding could pave way for anodes with superior capacity compared to the current state-of-the art.

Sørby, Magnus Helgerud

Senior Scientist


The primary objectives of the project are:
- synthesize MgH2 and Mg/LiH composites with a wide range of morphologies for conversion electrodes in Li-ion batteries.
- understand the correlations between morphology and electrochemical performances of the synthesized anode materials.
- exploit the knowledge gained with the MgH2-based materials on more complicated systems, including Mg(BH4)2, Mg(NH2)2 and fast Li-ion conducting Li(BH4)1-xClx, and LiRE(BH4)3Cl (RE = rare earth) to obtain conversion electrodes with higher capacity and better performance.

The secondary objectives of the project are:
- to train two postdoc fellow for 3 and 2 years at IFE and UiO, respectively.
- to consolidate and further develop the competence on battery technology at IFE, UiO and SINTEF.
- to establish collaboration with field-leading actors in Europe (CNRS, France) and Japan (Hiroshima University).
- to strengthen the collaboration between IFE, UiO and SINTEF.

IFE is Project Manager, and Sintef and the University of Oslo is partners in the project.

Total budget is 9,46 MNOK