Tin stabilises zinc-ion alternative to lithium-ion batteries

Scientists from Zhejiang University, China and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a metallic tin coating for zinc anodes that increases the stability and lifetime of zinc-ion batteries. The batteries, which have a water-based electrolyte, may offer a...

Tin-iron redox flow battery looks promising

Scientists at Shenzhen University, China are developing a ‘promising’ new tin-iron redox flow battery for low-cost, long-term energy storage. A family of similar iron-based redox flow batteries has been under development worldwide for long-term utility...

New lithium-ion battery research puts tin in charge

New research from teams in the US and China has continued to drive tin into the spotlight as a simple, cost-effective way to increase the amount of energy that lithium-ion batteries can hold, dramatically increasing the driving range of electric vehicles and enabling...

Tin consumption exceeds expectations in 2018

Tin consumption in 2018 was stronger than previously anticipated, according to year-end data. Despite a positive start to the year, expectations were revised downwards following the US-China trade tensions and poor macroeconomic data. However, based on the most recent...

Tin in lithium-ion batteries could represent significant new use

The International Tin Association has released a new report comprehensively detailing its latest research on potential new market opportunities for tin in lithium-ion batteries. It is concluded that if tin does gain market share, lithium-ion batteries could grow to...