Japanese firm Teijin Limited is set to exhibit its Carbon nanofiber for use in lithium-ion batteries at the International Nonotechnology Exhibition and Conference this week.
The product is a highly conductive carbon nanofiber (CNF) with an elliptical cross section consisting of well-developed graphite layers ordered in a single direction.
Potential applications for CNF include additives for lithium-ion secondary batteries, thermal conducting materials and plastic-reinforcing materials.
Back in December 2011 Teijin Limited and the Tokyo Institute of Technology began co-developing the CNF, which can be manufactured using existing facilities without significant new capital investment.
At the time, the research team discovered the low electric resistance of the new CNF derived from its exceptional fiber length (20 micrometers) and its unique structure of graphite layers ordered in a single direction throughout the cross-section.
The event, one of the world’s largest nanotechnology shows, is being held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo from January 27 to 29.