Tin in Lithium Ion

Tin may be the ‘forgotten eV metal’. As other commodities gain public attention tin is quietly gaining momentum as a performance enhancing component in all of the three generations of advanced anode materials that have been roadmapped to 2030, plus some solid state technologies. Several hundred papers and patents have tracked development of tin-based materials to maximum theoretical capacity and even beyond. Although the field is highly competitive, startups and major OEMs are starting to signal their interest in tin and International Tin is monitoring developments with keen interest.

ITA Report on ‘Tin in Lithium-ion Batteries’ – Jan 2019

Tin boosts silicon performance in lithium-ion batteries

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 dramatically speeds up lithium ions in battery anodes

Tin dramatically speeds up lithium ions in battery anodes

The race for better, faster lithium-ion batteries is entering a new phase as a new generation of anode electrode materials enters the market. Pure silicon or silicon-carbon anodes are already being launched as upgrades for conventional graphite products. Silicon is...

Tin pushes the envelope on lithium ion batteries

Tin pushes the envelope on lithium ion batteries

Two leading research teams have published work demonstrating that tin can push the envelope on making lithium-ion batteries perform to the demanding limits required for next-generation climate change technologies. A multi-national research team including scientists...

Tin in lithium-ion batteries could represent significant new use

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...

Breakthrough for 3D tin electrodes in lithium-ion batteries

Breakthrough for 3D tin electrodes in lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US have announced a performance breakthrough for their innovative 3D tin electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. The new technology stored several times the of currently used commercial high capacity...