Secondary lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) attracted tremendous interest due to their high energy density, good cycle life, and efficiency compared to Pb-acid, Ni-MH and Ni-Cd batteries. Natural/ synthetic graphite is commonly used as anode for Li-ion batteries due to its low volume change during the charge-discharge process. However, graphite anode is not suitable for a number of high energy/ power applications due to low specific capacity (< 372 mAh/g), and sluggish diffusion of Li-ions into the individual graphene layers. Lithium intercalation of graphite anodes at lower potentials (<0.3V vs Li+/Li) also causes Li-dendrite growth and challenges the overall safety of Li-ion batteries.
These drawbacks of graphite anodes triggered extensive research focused on the development of alternative high-performance anode materials. Carbonaceous and metal oxide 2D materials are promising candidates for Li-ion storage due to their unique Physical and chemical properties. However, their large scale synthesis is a great challenge that is hindering the commercialization of energy storage devices based on 2D electrode materials.
They are looking for partners/ collaborators for license agreements and technical cooperation agreements in the area of energy storage and batteries who are capable of: for scaling up of the synthesis of newly developed 2D-metal oxide anode materials, the fabrication of pouch and cylindrical type Li-ion batteries with this 2D-metal oxide anodes and its commercialization