May 07, 2007
Stable, high capacity rechargeable lithium batteries created
Double charge (greater than 250 mAh/g) stable rechargable lithium ion batteries created The technology is based on a new material for the positive electrode that is comprised of a unique nano-crystalline, layered-composite structure. In addition, by focusing on manganese-rich systems, instead of the more expensive cobalt and nickel versions of lithium batteries, overall battery cost is reduced. In larger batteries, the technology could be used in the next generation of hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.