Novel Metal Halide Nanocomposite Electrodes for Primary and Secondary Lithium Batteries


Rutgers scientists engineered a breakthrough nanocomposite metal fluoride electrode material which has the potential to provide enhanced performance over conventional lithium and lithium-ion battery electrodes. The portfolio proposes previously unutilized metal fluorides as positive electrode materials for lithium and lithium-ion batteries. Most metal fluorides are transport challenged; they have large bandgaps resulting in poor electronic conductivity and poor prospects for ionic transport.


By fabricating nanocomposites which introduced a conductive matrix and reduced particle size down to the nanoscale the inventors improved the critical transport issues and enabled the electrochemical activity of metal fluorides.

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