Tin in Post Lithium Ion Batteries

Whilst the current focus is on lithium ion batteries the next generation of cheaper, safer products is already in development, including sodium ion, magnesium ion, potassium ion and other products. Tin, its alloys and compounds are prominent candidates for anode materials in some of these, and a growing number of developments including tin are noted. Although performance of some prototypes already exceeds commercial lithium ion products, it is likely that such products will find their own market space and indeed some are already being used in niche markets.

Tin foil breakthrough for sodium ion batteries

Tin foil breakthrough for sodium ion batteries

A Shenzhen energy investment company has patented a breakthrough invention using tin foil as an electrode for next generation sodium-ion batteries. Sodium-ion is widely seen as a future challenge to lithium-ion in several large-scale applications.   Shenzhen Shenke...

Tin Phosphide layers ideal for sodium-ion batteries

Tin Phosphide layers ideal for sodium-ion batteries

Researchers have been discovering that layers in the crystal structure of tin phosphide make it an ideal electrode for sodium-ion batteries. Sodium ion batteries work similarly to lithium-io batteries by using electrode materials that can absorb and store sodium atoms...

Tin makes solid state sodium-ion battery super conductive

Tin makes solid state sodium-ion battery super conductive

Scientists at Pennsylvania State and Pacific Northwest universities in the US have developed a super conductive material for solid state sodium ion batteries using tin. The new material is based on the sodium-phosphorus-sulphur family of solid electrolytes, similar to...

Technical advances in tin-based sodium ion battery technology

Technical advances in tin-based sodium ion battery technology

A series of important technical advances in tin-based sodium ion battery technology were recently published. Korean scientists showed that sodium ion exchange with tin was hundreds of times faster than rates seen in current lithium ion technologies, suggesting...

Tin enables first magnesium battery to run at room temperature

Tin enables first magnesium battery to run at room temperature

Scientists in Korea have demonstrated an Mg2Sn magnesium-tin alloy electrode enabling magnesium batteries to now be operated at room temperature. Magnesium is much cheaper and more abundant than lithium and has 170% higher energy capacity, but until now the electrodes...

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