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

Micron tin powder makes cost-effective lithium-ion batteries

Micron tin powder makes cost-effective lithium-ion batteries

A team at ARCI, Chennai, India have successfully used micron-sized tin as an anode for lithium-ion batteries to achieve cost-effective energy capacity, lifetime and power performance. They used the <10 micron tin powder without any of the typically complex...

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

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...