Argonne National Laboratory

Intermetallic Electrodes Improve Safety and Performance in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Technology available for licensing: A new class of intermetallic material that can be used as a negative electrode for nonaqueous lithium electrochemical cells and batteries

  • Enhances stability at a reduced cost.
  • Materials operate by lithium insertion, metal displacement reactions, or both.
  • Materials have higher volumetric and gravimetric capacity, and improve battery stability and safety.