Engineering Empty Space: Tailoring Battery Electrodes for Ion Transport

Author: Anton Resing: The cathode electrodes in a lithium-ion battery are a composite of solid charge storing particles, a polymeric binder, and a conductive additive. Together, they are well dispersed in a solvent and spread like paint on a conductive substrate, an effective and pleasingly simple solution that works across various chemistries and cell designs. … Read more

NMC 9.5.5 for Li Ion Batteries

NMC 9.5.5 for Li Ion Batteries

Synthesis, Scale up, and Optimisation of NMC 9.5.5 for Li-Ion Batteries. Ethan Williams, David Burnett, Peter Slater, Emma Kendrick School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Elms Rd, Birmingham B15 2SE Abstract Motivation Methods 3. Firing Conditions Study Improved capacity retention in B-NMC samples due to suppression of irreversible H2-H3 phase transition as revealed … Read more

Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxides

NMC

Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxides are a family of mixed metal oxides of lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt. Nickel is known for its high specific energy, but poor stability. Manganese has low specific energy but offers the ability to form spinel structures that allow low internal resistance. These are lithium ion cell chemistries known by the abbreviation NMC or NCM. … Read more

Lithium Ion Cell

slice through a lithium ion cell schematic

In a rechargeable lithium ion battery lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge, and back when charging. The cathode is a lithium transition metal oxide, eg manganese or cobalt or a combination of transitional metals. The anode is a graphite-based material, which can intercalate or release lithium. When discharge … Read more