Companies, such as Wildcat Discovery Technologies, is searching for the perfect battery with two goals. The first to create a device that can store a lot of energy and secondly, it must be safe. The majority of batteries on the market contain liquid electrolytes, making them a potential fire risk.
Solid state lithium ion batteries are made of solid components, attracting scientists because of their improved safety and excellent energy density. This means the batteries are able to store more energy and last longer. Solid state lithium ion batteries are providing a range of benefits for numerous industries throughout the world.
Electrolytes, composed of lithium, iridium, chlorine, and scandium, conducts lithium ions poorly. The combination of creating an all solid state battery that can function without losing capacity over a number of cycles at high voltage is in demand. The chloride nature of the electrolyte is essential to keeping the battery stable at operating conditions.
Chlorine based electrolytes improve performance for solid state lithium ion batteries. The attraction is that it reduces fire first, allowing for efficient placement of the battery cell. It is also able to remain stable at high voltage. Solid state electrolytes for lithium ion batteries rely on sulfides, which oxidize and degrade when run above 2.5 volts.
Jim Voeffray, the Senior Vice President Business Development at Wildcat Discovery Technologies in San Diego, said “We work with industry leaders throughout the world and have developed a reliable solid state lithium ion battery that works. Chloride electrolytes are increasing in popularity as they only oxidize at very high voltages and are compatible with the cathodes that we have. We have worked extensively with our global partners to ensure the electrons do not move through the electrolyte, triggering decomposition at high voltage. Solid state electrolytes for lithium ion is a great choice and offers excellent benefits in a host of industries.”
Wildcat Discovery Technologies offers a full range of electrolytes for their clients battery needs, working closely with clients to ensure that they provide the product and licensing the client needs for their intended product. They work with the auto, medical, cellular and other industries and have become leaders in the battery industry.
About Us: Wildcat Discovery Technologies is a San Diego based company accelerating the discovery of new materials for energy applications. They focus on the development of advanced materials for primary and rechargeable batteries. The company has an experienced team of in-house scientists that use high throughput tools to develop and optimize materials quickly. Wildcat Discovery Technologies has partners throughout the material supply chains and global battery industry. Full details on the company can be found on their information packed website at https://www.wildcatdiscovery.com/