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New Chemical Compounds from Goodfellow are Ideal for Use in Li-Ion Batteries

Press Release Summary:

  • Spinel lithium manganese oxide materials are used for aqueous and organic lithium-ion batteries due to its low cost, environmental friendliness and suitable potential capabilities
  • Lithium lanthanum zirconium oxide garnet (LLZO) has high room temperature conductivity 
  • Lithium Titanium Oxide feature high rate capability, excellent cyclic performance, and safety

Original Press Release:

6 New Products for Use in Li-ion Batteries

Coraopolis, PA ... October 5, 2020 ... Goodfellow is pleased to announce the addition of six chemical compounds for use in Li-ion batteries. Each of these materials offers something different in terms of the variables associated with Li-ion batteries, such as energy density, potential safety, cost, recharging time, cycle life, scalability, etc. Customers are encouraged to contact a member of the Goodfellow technical team to discuss specific application requirements.

A lithium-ion battery consists of a cathode (positive electrode), an anode (negative electrode), and an electrolyte (used as a conductor) with a charge-discharge cycle.

Cathode materials*

LiCoO2 Lithium Cobalt Oxide
As one of the most common oxide cathode materials for traditional Li-ion batteries, LiCoO2 (LCO) is also under consideration for use in all solid-state batteries.

LiMn2O4 Lithium Manganese Oxide
The spinel lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4 or LMO) is an exceptional cathode material for aqueous and organic lithium-ion batteries due to its low cost, environmental friendliness and suitable potential capabilities.

LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Lithium Nickel Manganese Oxide (LNMO)Lithium nickel manganese oxides are promising, being nontoxic while having high thermal stability. They currently are attracting attention as alternative cathode electrode materials to the commercial LiCoO2 electrode.

Anode materials*

Li4Ti5O12 Lithium Titanium Oxide
LTO (Li4Ti5O12) has been highlighted as anode material for next-generation lithium ion secondary batteries due to advantages such as a high rate capability, excellent cyclic performance, and safety.

Solid electrolytes*

Li7La3Zr2O12 Lithium Lanthanum Zirconium Oxide (LLZO)
Solid-state electrolyte lithium lanthanum zirconium oxide garnet (LLZO) has attracted a great deal of attention due to its high room temperature conductivity of lithium ions and stability against lithium metal electrodes.

Li4SiO4 Lithium Orthosilicate
This is a solid-state electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries and specifically for the production of solid-state thin film batteries (TFB).

Other products available from Goodfellow that can be used in lithium batteries

Li3PO4 Lithium Phosphate – a thin film solid electrolyte material known as LiPON used in thin film lithium batteries (TFB). 
Copper foils (as current collectors), nickel foilscobalt foilsaluminum foils (battery slurry)
Graphite – for negative electrodes
Silicone elastomer in any form
PVDF films – used as binders, depending on the battery

*Available as sputtering targets, or in powder form upon request.

About Goodfellow
For more than 50 years, Goodfellow has been a leading supplier of metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials to meet the needs of science and industry worldwide. The company specializes in supplying small quantities (a few grams to a few kilos) of metals and materials for research, prototype development and specialized manufacturing applications. Standard products can be found online at the comprehensive Goodfellow Catalog. Custom products and materials in larger quantities are available upon request at

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