Posts Tagged: Batteries

SCHLENK’s new high-tensile battery foils boast enhanced mechanical strength

German metal foil specialist SCHLENK has developed a line of thin-rolled metal foils based on high-tensile alloys. Used as a current collector foil in batteries, these foils are designed to improve the stability of battery coatings. Companies have invested a lot of R&D effort in the field of high-power electrode coatings based on silicon or… Read more »

Tesla Gigafactory 3 in China approved for production, robots moving in

Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai has received its first “comprehensive acceptance certificate,” a necessary permit from the government to begin operations, China’s Global Times reported. Both bureaucracy and construction are moving at record speed – the certificate was approved within 3 days, and a mere 7 months after construction began, Tesla is already installing production… Read more »

Nano One secures patent on high-energy NMC cathode powders

Nano One Materials has secured a US patent for its NMC cathode powders, which it says offer a proprietary means of making Li-ion batteries more durable, safer and cheaper. NMC cathodes are typically comprised of lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt. Global battery makers are keen to limit the use of cobalt, which has a dodgy… Read more »

MAHLE’s new battery housing delivers same power from 40% smaller batteries

MAHLE has developed a new battery housing concept with integrated thermal management designed to increase rapid charging capability and vehicle range. MAHLE claims the new housing allows manufacturers to use batteries that are about 40% smaller, which not only reduces the CO2 footprint of the EV, but also lowers the demand for raw battery materials…. Read more »

Musashi invests in 3D-printed solid state battery startup KeraCel

Japanese auto and motorcycle parts maker Musashi Seimitsu has invested in KeraCel, a Silicon Valley-based company that is developing solid-state batteries using 3D printing technologies. KeraCel says its 3D printing can create safe, low-cost, compact and flexible solid-state batteries. The company plans to commercialize these technologies and products in the near future. This long-term partnership… Read more »

Renesas’s new battery management IC maximizes range for hybrids and EVs

Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics has announced its fourth-generation Li-ion battery management integrated circuit (IC). The company says its new ISL78714 IC provides accurate cell voltage and temperature monitoring, cell balancing, and extensive system diagnostics to protect 14-cell Li-ion battery packs, all while maximizing drive time and range for hybrid and electric vehicles. The ISL78714… Read more »

New coating process allows faster production of battery electrodes

Researchers at Germany’s prestigious Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have created a new coating process that produces electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at record speed. The researchers say the new process also improves the quality of electrodes and reduces production costs. When manufacturing battery electrodes, a thin paste of electrode material is applied to a copper… Read more »

MIT researchers demonstrate new way to make thin-film lithium-rich ceramic electrolytes

Researchers at MIT have come up with a new pulsed laser deposition technique to make thinner lithium electrolytes using less heat, which they say promises faster charging and potentially higher-voltage solid-state lithium-ion batteries. Key to the new technique for processing the solid-state battery electrolyte is alternating layers of the active electrolyte lithium garnet component (LLZO)… Read more »

UCLouvain discovers new solid-state material with high lithium diffusion coefficient

As research into solid-state lithium batteries continues, researchers at Belgium’s Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) say they’ve found a new solid material, LTPS, in which lithium can travel more easily than in any other solid electrolyte. The results are published in the scientific journal Chem from Cell Press. Lithium ions are much less mobile in… Read more »