Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing

Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing

Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Manufacturing Research leverages cross-disciplinary strengths in the areas of energy storage and conversion, electrochemistry, 2-D materials, porous materials, graded and pattern structures, sensors and detectors, formulation chemistry, colloidal science, coating deposition, R2R processing science, hydrogen compatibility of materials, superhydrophobicity, thermal insulation films, polymer dynamics and composites, and in-line metrology.

Roll-to-roll manufacturing


Mechanically Robust, Sodium-Ion Conducting Membranes for Nonaqueous Redox Flow Batteries

Sodium-based batteries are promising for grid-storage applications because of significantly lower cost compared to lithium-based systems. The advancement of solid-state and redox-flow sodium-ion...

Evolutionary selection growth of two-dimensional materials on polycrystalline substrates

There is a demand for manufacturing 2D materials with the ultimate quality of single crystals and arbitrary size. Usually, epitaxial growth is considered the method of choice1 in prepar-ing single...

Capabilities & Research Areas

Applications of interest include advanced batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, flexible displays, flexible electronics, window films, flexible photovoltaics, dehumidification, desalination, acoustic sensors, photodetectors, nanostructured polymers, metal hydride alloys, concentrated solar power components, and electrochromic films.  Major laboratories operated by the R2R Manufacturing Group included the DOE Battery Manufacturing R&D Facility, and the Hydrogen Permeation and Pressure-Temperature Cycling Facilities located at ORNL.