Lithium Intensity of Solid-State Batteries

In the ever-evolving world of lithium-ion batteries, solid-state batteries (SSB) are seen as the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. In an SSB, the liquid electrolyte used in conventional lithium-ion cells is replaced by a solid electrolyte capable of conducting lithium. There are three main families of solid electrolytes: oxides, sulphides, and polymers. SSBs promise to … Read more

Making energy greener – what role does elemental analysis play?

elemental analysis

In the drive towards a future that is no longer dependent on burning fossil fuels for energy generation, several technologies have become established as front runners in the race to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. Among the most significant are lithium ion batteries, biofuels and renewable energy sources, such as wind power. Aside from … Read more

Battery Recycling: A Need of the hour.

The Need of the hour today is to have a sustainable closed loop Battery Manufacturing. In this article I will go through the various major reasons and constraints for recycling batteries from Electric vehicles.

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