in Other Battery Technologies

A number of other battery technologies are under development, particularly for larger scale utility storage. For tin there may be opportunities in liquid metal technologies, as a in redox flow or as a promoter in some metal-air batteries. 

Tin powers wearable supercapacitor fabrics

Tin powers wearable supercapacitor fabrics

Tin oxide nanoparticles can store electrical energy in wearable fabrics. Researchers incorporated these tiny particles into graphene-based, wearable . The energy storage technology could be used in smart sportswear, heated clothing, or even medical...

Tin the best bet for wearable supercapacitors

Tin the best bet for wearable supercapacitors

Substitution of cobalt for tin has boosted the conductivity and stability of micro-supercapacitors, with 92% capacity retained after 10,000 charge-discharge cycles. This battery-like technology could power flexible and affordable wearable devices to monitor vital...

Liquid tin bismuth battery for grid-scale energy storage

Liquid tin bismuth battery for grid-scale energy storage

A team at University of Kentucky have patented a liquid metal battery using tin and bismuth electrodes, with molten zinc chloride, for grid-scale energy storage. The Liquid Metal Battery (LMB) concept is decades old but has been first re-invented in modern times by...