Potassium-ion batteries: another new frontier for tin?

Potassium-ion batteries (KIBs) could be an attractive alternative to lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries, but anode instability and flammability issues have so far held back progress. Now, four teams of scientists have released cutting edge research showing how tin...

StoreDot accelerate to fast-charging eVs with silicon and tin

Pioneering lithium-ion battery start-up StoreDot is focusing on silicon and tin to achieve extreme fast charging. Their first five-minute batteries will be available for testing later this year, while mass production will begin in 2024. StoreDot announced today that...

Tin boosts silicon performance in lithium-ion batteries

Tin nanoparticles are key to stabilising silicon-graphite anodes in lithium-ion batteries, according to the latest published research. This work adds to growing evidence demonstrating tin can significantly boost silicon performance. Adding just 2% tin can dramatically...

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...

StoreDot tin anode battery charges e-scooter in just five minutes

StoreDot have demonstrated charging an e-scooter in just five minutes using their highly innovative tin-containing lithium-ion battery. The company claims this is the first time an electric two-wheeler has been charged in such a small amount of time. StoreDot is an...

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...