I4BAGS
Zastosowanie techniki implantacji jonów na potrzeby innowacyjnej modyfikacji granic międzyfazowych w bateriach i przyrządach grafenowych

ang. Ion Implantation for Innovative Interface modifications in BAttery and Graphene-enabled Systems
Konkurs/Call: M-ERA.NET Call 2021
Instytucja finansująca/Financing Agency: Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju / National Centre for Research and Development
Krajowe Konsorcjum realizujące Projekt/ National Consortium:
Lider Konsorcjum/Consortium Leader: Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz - Instytut Mikroelektroniki i Fotoniki (Ł-IMiF)
Konsorcjanci/Consortium: QWED Sp. z o.o.
Konsorcjum międzynarodowe/International Consortium:
Lider Konsorcjum/Consortium Leader: Lukasiewicz-Instytut Mikroelektroniki i Fotoniki (L-IMiF) (PL)
Partnerzy/Partners:
Poland: QWED Sp. z o.o.
Belgium (Wallonia): Materia Nova R&D Center, IONICS SA
Duration: 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2025
The I4BAGS project aims to develop innovative processing and characterisation solutions for microelectronics and battery applications. Driven by topical challenges in communication and energy management, and supported by large industrial demand for innovation, most performing devices have a complex thin-film stacking architecture, the manufacturing processes of which require fine monitoring of materials and their interface properties and to keep track of their properties, often at the nanoscale.
I4BAGS Events:
January 22-25, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
IEEE Radio & Wireless Week: Invited Talk, Women in Microwaves

January 10, 2023, Online
I4Bags technical kick-off meeting

November 14-18, 2022, Online
2nd IEEE Ukrainian Microwave Week UkrMW

October 7, 2022, Online
I4BAGS kick-off meeting

September 26-29, 2022, Milan, Italy
52nd European Microwave Week: Microwave and Radar Week EuMW

September 12-15, 2022
24th International Microwave and Radar Conference MIKON
I4BAGS Description:
The increasing worldwide demand for more performing communication means and more efficient energy management has promoted technological breakthrough and transversal scientific endeavours fostering research and innovation towards ever more subtle material scaffold in devices and components. This has been claiming new and often more restricting processing specifications towards smoother operating conditions to be tailored and prevent any damage in the different materials and at their respective interfaces. This project aims to demonstrate the versatility of low-energy ion implantation (LEII) protocols as a processing tool to locally modify electronic, electrochemical and electrical properties in different materials and structures and exemplified in two different technologies, planar and vertical graphene on silicon carbide devices and thin film post-Li solid state batteries. The project is therefore to be organised in two materials platforms, depending on the foreseen applications: materials for thin film solid state batteries (TFSSB) and materials for graphene-on-SiC-enabled systems (GRSiC).
Objectives: Planned processing encompasses low-energy ion implantation tailored for targeted application. Broad frequency range characterisation methods from DC to millimetre waves supported by suitable modelling and software contribute to describe electrical properties of materials, structures, interfaces and devices. Generated data are to be collected within open innovation environment and disseminated throughout European Materials Communities.

Potential applications: Expected implementation includes electric transportation, smart metering, power applications and electricity storage solutions. Impact and potential benefits: The project is supported by private stakeholders to promote transfer of innovation to European industries.

Impact and potential benefits: The project is supported by private stakeholders to promote transfer of innovation to European industries.
Goals:
1.
Fabrication, processing, characterisation and modelling of thin films for solid-state batteries
* 25% increase of gravimetric capacity of TFSSB with ion implantation of graphitic cathode
* 100% increase of battery performance stability upon cycling with ion implantation of interfacial functionalised anode
2.
Materials, characterisation and processing for GRSiC enabled systems
* Demonstration of an optimised planar Hall effect structure based on epitaxial graphene on pre-epitaxially-modified semiinsulating bulk SiC with an increased range of thermally-stable current-mode sensitivity in reference to an unmodified one
* Demonstration of an optimised vertical PIN-like structure based on epitaxial graphene on pre-epitaxially-modified n-type homoepitaxial SiC
3.
Development of advanced microwave and mm-Wave methodologies for the characterisation and modelling of I4BAGS materials and interfaces
* Application and multiphysics modeling of dielectric resonators to monitor thermally-induced resistivity changes in ion-implanted semiinsulating SiC.
* Microwave to mm-wave electrical characterisation and modelling of ion implanted electrodes
4.
Validation of new characterisation and modelling technologies in relevant environments and development of demonstrators for the dissemination and outreach purposes
* Production of software and hardware demonstrators
I4BAGS Articles, Presentations, Posters & Outreach:
1.
Presentation: Course of the I4Bags technical kick-off meeting, January 10, 2023, Online.
2.
Presentation: "Microwave characterisation and modelling of materials in European initiative", M. Celuch, 2nd IEEE Ukrainian Microwave Week UkrMW, November 14-18, 2022, Online.
3.
Information leaflet on the exhibition - The launch of the I4BAGS project, September 26-29, 2022, Milan, Italy European Microwave Week: Microwave and Radar Week.
4.
Workshops: "Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Characterization of Dielectric Sheets" and "Short Course on EM modeling", September 12-14, 2022, 24th International Microwave and Radar Conference MIKON.
5.
M. Olszewska-Placha, E. Mozdzynska, J. Rudnicki, M. Celuch, "2D Imaging Technique for Quantitative and Qualitative Characterisation of High-Resistivity GaN Semiconductor Wafers for Light and Power Electronics", 24th International Microwave and Radar Conference, 12-14 Septemeber 2022, Gdansk, Poland. - presentation.
Acknowledgement:
M-ERA.NET is a strong European network of public funding organisations supporting and increasing coordination and convergence of national and regional funding programmes on research and innovation related to materials and battery technologies to support the European Green Deal.
I4BAGS projects are co-funded by the Polish National Centre for Research and Development under M-ERA.NET3/2021/83/I4BAGS/2022.
I4BAGS projects are co-funded by the Service public de Wallonie (SPW) under M-ERA.NET3
M-ERA.NET 3 have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No 958174.