Nano One's New Coating Technology Enhances Safety And Longevity Of High Nickel Batteries

- Sep 20, 2019-

Foreign media reported that Canadian technology company Nano One is advancing the company's latest lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) innovation technology, designed to make high-energy lithium-ion batteries safer and more durable.

Nano One Chief Technology Officer Campbell said that Nano's latest innovations enhance the life and safety of NMC batteries by protecting the NMC anode from repeated charging pressures.

"We were able to form a protective coating on a single particle, which is significantly different from developing other coatings on larger particle clusters. Avoiding repeated charging stresses caused large coating clusters to rupture, providing additional protection for high nickel NMC cells. ”

Currently, OEMs and battery manufacturers are actively increasing the nickel content in lithium batteries, reducing cobalt content and increasing the energy density of batteries. However, high-nickel batteries have some risks in terms of safety and cycle life, and Nano One's technology is designed to mitigate these risks. Currently, Nano One has applied for patent protection related to this coating technology.

“These new materials and coatings are likely to achieve stable, low cost, fast charging and energy intensive cathode material production, making them ideal for electric vehicles and other high energy density applications,” Dr. Campbell said.

In June of this year, Nano One signed an agreement with an unnamed international OEM for a value of CAD 550,000 (approximately RMB 2.86 million). The cooperation was to develop high-energy lithium-ion battery manufacturing processes and new cathode materials. Stability and service life of nickel-rich cathode materials for electric vehicles.

Previously, Nano One announced that it had received $5 million in "Extended Advanced Battery Materials" funding, and Pulead Technology and Saint-Gobain also participated in the project. At the same time, Nano One revealed that "the Volkswagen Group Research Center will join our consortium as a project member."