Niobium in Batteries

niobium

Niobium-Based Anode Toshiba Super Charge ion Battery (SCiB) [5] have a Niobium Titanium Oxide anode and have improved performance: Downside: Cycle life, charging and cold performance are all improved, but the energy density (both gravimetric and volumetric) is significantly lower than most other Lithium-ion chemistry. NTO has roughly three times higher theoretical volume capacity density … Read more

Proving new Chemistry

cellerate system

One of the fundamental steps in proving new chemistry is making small cells that can be reliably charged and discharged. These small cells are assembled in argon filled gloveboxes. They are small and very fiddly to assemble. However, they need to be precisely built to reduce variation in data caused from physical mis-alignment of electrodes which … Read more

Cell Sample Maturity

A B C D Sample development

Cell Sample Maturity is normally defined by the A, B, C, D sample definitions. These stages of the cell design, production line development and material supply are key to the relationship between the cell manufacturer and cell customer. The customer needs to have confidence in the cell design, robustness and quality and this is only … Read more