duration:                      01.01.2019 – 31.10.2021    
funding:                       500000 €
project members:   • Group „Functional Crystals in the Nanoscale” IFF
                                          • Group “Analytics for Energy Storage Systems” IKM
contact:                        • Responsibility:           Dr. Silke Hampel
                                          • Homepage design:   Dr. Nico Gräßler

The LUKSIAK project (project-ID: 100350438) is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Sächsische Aufbaubank (SAB).

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Journal Papers


M. Mohamed, M. Gorbunov, M. Valldor, S. Hampel, N. Gräßler, D. Mikhailova
Tuning the electrochemical properties by anionic substitution of Li-rich antiperovskite (Li2Fe)S1−xSexO cathodes for Li-ion batteries
Journal of Materials Chemistry A | Volume: 9 | Issue: 40 | P. 23095 –23105 | URL

M.V. Gorbunov, S. Carocci, I.G. Gonzalez Martinez, V. Baran, D. Mikhailova
Studies of Li2Fe0.9M0.1SO antiperovskite materials for lithium-ion batteries: the role of partial Fe2+ to M2+ substitution
Frontiers in Energy Research | Volume: 9 | P. 657962/1-10 | URL


M.V. Gorbunov, S. Carrocci, S. Maletti, M. Valldor, T. Doert, S. Hampel, I. Gonzalez Martinez, D. Mikhailova, N. Gräßler
Synthesis of (Li2Fe1–yMny)SO Antiperovskites with Comprehensive Investigations of (Li2Fe0.5Mn0.5)SO as Cathode in Li-ion Batteries
Inorganic Chemistry | Volume: 59 | Issue: 21 | P. 15626-15635 | URL



Li-rich antiperovskite cathodes are considered environmentally friendly, low-cost and non-toxic alternatives for Li-ion battery applications. In contrast to current commercial cathodes, Li-rich antiperovskites exhibit reversible multi-electron functionality resulting in batteries with high energy density. This project focuses on fundamental investigations to provide insight into the relationship between structure and electrochemical properties of the materials. Both project partners combine their respective expertise in materials development and electrochemical characterization to realize cathodes with high practical capacity and long cycling life for high performance applications.