Renewable Energies BatteriesLithium-ion Battery Cathode
Cathode powders have great potential to change battery performance and also account for a quarter of the cost of a typical battery cell. The challenge with any advanced material is to boost performance and reduce cost. For batteries, this means reducing the cost of raw materials and processing while boosting capacity, charge and cycling.
Nano One believes that cost-effective production of nanostructured cathode materials can address pent-up global demand for better batteries.
Nano One believes that cost-effective production of nanostructured cathode materials can address pent-up global demand for better batteries. It is a $2-3 billion market and cathode materials are found in the lithium ion batteries that power consumer electronics, electric vehicles and industrial storage.
Lithium ion batteries have two electrodes, the anode and the cathode, that transmit lithium ions through an electrolyte with a porous membrane to separate the electrodes. The electrodes are thin foils coated with powdered materials that store and release ions during energy charge and power delivery. The anode material is most commonly made of graphite, while the cathode is of lithium and a matrix of other metals that can include cobalt, manganese, nickel, aluminum or iron in the form of oxides, phosphates, silicates and others.