Advancing Li-ion Batteries
Portable energy storage remains a key enabler of all the electronic devices pervasive in our lives, with lithium-ion currently holding primacy in commercial dominance. While proprietary high-power charging methods and power management techniques have helped extend battery lifetimes in both areas, they have largely failed at commercial penetration since they require fundamental changes in how batteries are manufactured. This whitepaper details the current challenges involved in advancing Li-ion batteries and the advantages provided by this alternative class of graphitic carbon as an anode material in Li-ion batteries. Readers will gain a greater understanding of the advantages provided by these graphitic carbons and how they can be immediately adapted for use in Li-ion batteries without changing battery chemistry.