Electroplating Delivers High-Energy, High-Power Batteries

Electroplating Delivers High-Energy, High-Power Batteries
May 22, 2017 | Source: Illinois News Bureau, news.illinois.edu, 12 May 2017, Liz Ahlberg Touchstone

Researchers at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation and Nanjing University in China developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materials that could also open the door to flexible and solid-state batteries.

“This is an entirely new approach to manufacturing battery cathodes, which resulted in batteries with previously unobtainable forms and functionalities,” said Paul V. Braun, a professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab at Illinois. He co-led the research group that published its findings in the journal Science Advances.