Batteries charge faster with Nickel Niobate

By using a fully new material, nickel niobate, for the anode of lithium-ion batteries, the charging speed can be improved by ten times, according to researchers of the University of Twente (MESA+ Institute). This is possible without the risk of damaging the anode material, causing battery breakdown or reducing its lifetime. An additional advantage is that the manufacturing process is not complicated. The researchers published their first results using batteries with the new anode in the Advanced Energy Materials journal.
The article ‘Nickel Niobate Anodes for High Rate Lithium-ion batteries’, was published in Advanced Energy Materials on 15 November.

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(More in Innovative Materials number 6 2021)