Standard Li-ion batteries have many advantages. However, low power density and processing of flammable organic electrolytes are problems.
Commercialization of all-solid-state lithium batteries help the situation, considering their safety, wide operating temperature usage, and excellent fit for battery package formation. They enable growth in higher discharge applications like mass-market EVs and hybrids, and utility scale energy storage systems.
There are manufacturing challenges with these next-generation batteries, especially the processing of flame-retardant solid electrolytes. Our patented bladeless blending technology enables ultra-fast processing with mix-to-mix repeatability and significant cost savings vs legacy mixing methods.
Research shows the ResonantAcoustic® Mixer LabRAM II was able to coat LiNbO3 and Li2ZrO3 nanoparticles on NCM cathode material in a matter of seconds. The electrochemical properties were improved – the coated NCM material showed higher capacity than did bare NCM cathode material. In addition, direct contact with the sulfide-based solid electrolyte was suppressed, contact loss decreased, and the space-charge layer was eliminated.1
1Young-Jin Kim, Rajesh Rajagopal, Sung Kang, and Kwang-Sun Ryu “Novel dry deposition of LiNbO3 or Li2ZrO3 on LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2 for high performance all-solid-state lithium batteries”, Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 386, 15 April 2020