News and Awards
October 2, 2018
Patent US 10,090,529 B2 granted
Process for the fabrication and manufacture of highly porous open-cell structures using templates that are formed by mechanical pressing, injection molding, sintering, or any combination thereof.
The processing scheme includes coating, filling or depositing a material on, or inside the porous template.
The highly porous structure results after the selective removal of the template and can be used for various applications such as electrochemical energy storage devices including high power and high-energy lithium-ion batteries.
October 3, 2017
Patent US 9,780,356 B2 granted
Process for the fabrication of an electrode structure comprising an electrochemically active material suitable for use in an energy storage device.
The method includes electrodepositing the electrochemically active material onto an electrode in electrodeposition bath containing a non-aqueous electrolyte.
The electrode structure can be used for various applications such as electrochemical energy storage devices including high power and high-energy lithium-ion batteries.
May 22, 2017
Electroplated batteries store more energy
A new process for making pure battery electrodes improves performance
May 16, 2017
Lithium-Ion Battery Now Can Store More Power & Energy With This New Electroplating Method In Cathode
This electroplating method will help a lithium-ion battery to store 30 percent more power than a traditional cathode as it’s not containing any glue consuming space.
Another advantage of this method is, it can charge faster because current can pass directly through the cathode and doesn’t have to navigate around the inactive glue or slurry's porous structure.
May 15, 2017
Electroplating Method for Improved Energy and High-Power Batteries
It can charge and discharge quicker as well, as the current can pass directly through it and not have to steer around the inactive glue or via the slurry’s porous structure.
It also has the benefit of being more stable.
May 12, 2017
Electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes could yield higher-performing batteries
Researchers at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation, and Nanjing University recently developed a method to electroplate lithium-ion battery cathodes—a process that could manufacture higher-performing, lower-cost lithium-ion batteries in the future.
May 12, 2017
High-energy, High-power, All-solid Lithium Ion Electrode
Xerion Advanced Battery Corp, in collaboration with teams from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Nanjing University, have developed a revolutionary new cathode material manufacturing technique called DirectPlate™.
May 12, 2017
Electroplating lithium transition metal oxides
Materials synthesis often provides opportunities for innovation. We demonstrate a general low-temperature (260°C) molten salt electrodeposition approach to directly electroplate the important lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cathode materials LiCoO2, LiMn2O4, and Al-doped LiCoO2.
The crystallinities and electrochemical capacities of the electroplated oxides are comparable to those of the powders synthesized at much higher temperatures (700° to 1000°C).
This new growth method significantly broadens the scope of battery form factors and functionalities, enabling a variety of highly desirable battery properties, including high energy, high power, and unprecedented electrode flexibility.
December 19, 2016
Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. moves to Kettering, OH
Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. recently relocated its operations from Illinois and headquarters from Colorado into its new headquarters in the Miami Valley Research Park.
December 12, 2016
NSF awards contract to Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.
SBIR Phase I: High-performance flexible batteries for electronic wearables
USABC awards contract to Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.
USABC awards contract to Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. for next generation PHEV battery technology development.
DLA awards contract to Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.
Advanced Battery Manufacturing Technologies
NASA awards contract to Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.
Highly Conductive Polymer Electrolyte Impregnated 3D Li-Metal Negative Electrode
University of Illinois licenses technology to Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.
University of Illinois licenses 3D cathode technology to Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. for commercialization of the ultra-rapid charging technology.
University of Illinois publishes paper on 3D battery electrode in Nature Nanotechnology
Three-dimensional bicontinuous ultrafast-charge and -discharge bulk battery electrodes