Battery materials supplier Targray has introduced an electrodeposited nickel foil for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors.
The electro conductive nickel foil has a thickness range of 4μm to 50μm and a width capability of up to 100mm. According to the US company, the component has better tensile strength, exceptional anti-corrosive properties and improved acid and heat resistance, as well as etching abilities compared to traditional copper or rolled nickel foil.
The foil is designed for low-power lithium ion battery applications including mobile phones, laptops and retail electronics, as well as higher-level applications, including supercapacitors. The product can be used as electromagnetic interference material as shielding tape for various electronic devices and as conductive tape, too.
“Innovation is the precursor to sustainable change and by offering a more technologically-superior material for lithium ion battery manufacturers, we’re seeking to usher in a new standard for quality in this industry,” said Karen Richardson, sales manager for Targray’s battery division.
Nickel foil has been used for years in many applications such as printed circuit boards, but not as anode material in lithium-ion or supercapacitors.