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Nexeon adds ‘Spice’ to silicon tech research

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:12 -- John Shepherd
Nexeon adds ‘Spice’ to silicon tech research

UK-based battery materials firm Nexeon is leading a project to optimise coating technology for its silicon material to boost the performance of battery cells.

Nexeon said the ‘Spice’ (Silicon Product Improvement through Coating Enhancement) project aims to extend the system compatibility of silicon anode materials, “allowing use of lower cost electrolyte formulations and lower overall battery cell costs”.

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Silicon firm Paraclete joins US labs’ anodes project

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:08 -- John Shepherd
Silicon firm Paraclete joins US labs’ anodes project

Silicon products supplier Paraclete Energy has been selected to join the US Office of Vehicle Technology’s next generation anodes consortium project.

US-based Paraclete said its silicon metal nanoparticle, with a silicon oxide coating and a particle size of ~150nm, has been selected for the consortium, which includes Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

 

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Nexeon wins EV battery research funding

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:14 -- Xuan Zhong
Nexeon wins EV battery research funding

UK-based battery materials firm Nexeon has been awarded GBP7million ($9.5m) to support research into silicon-based materials to increase the safety and range of batteries for electric vehicles.

Nexeon said the support from the government’s Innovate UK agency will support its work with partners on a project called ‘SUNRISE’ to develop improved materials, based on silicon as a replacement for carbon in the lithium-ion battery anode and optimising cell designs for automotive application.

 

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Semi-conductor material key to maximising lithium batteries

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:35 -- Paul Crompton
Semi-conductor material key to maximising lithium batteries

Extremely thin layers of silicon may hold the key to unlocking up to six times more capacity in lithium-ion batteries.

Silicon can help the battery’s anode reach its maximum load of lithium, claim scientists from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) Institute of Soft Matter and Functional Materials.

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