Intracell Thermal Management Solutions Enabling the Next Generation Battery
There is a constant push toward more energy dense systems. Unfortunately, increases in energy density rarely come without sacrificing power. EC Power’s Self-Heating Battery Architecture is compatible with nearly all novel battery chemistries on the horizon today, including lithium metal batteries, silicon anodes, all solid-state batteries, sodium batteries, etc. Incorporating safe self-heating immediately improves the power density by 3x, and even more in the case of emerging technologies that are high temperature resilient, such as all solid-state batteries.
Emerging technologies under active R&D at EC Power
Lithium Metal Anodes
Over the last decade, high temperature charging has been pinpointed as a requirement for the successful use of lithium metal as it is critical for subduing dendritic plating of the lithium. The self-heating architecture provides the means to high temperature charging in the field and in small format batteries, such as those for cell phones and wearables.
If you would like your lithium metal technology coupled with self-heating, EC Power is able to provide prototypes up to 2 Ah in pouch format. If you would prefer to incorporate this technology within your own facility, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Solid-State Batteries
All solid-state batteries promise to simplify battery production and increase the safety of lithium batteries. Unfortunately, identifying solid-state electrolytes that have sufficient ionic conductivity and low interfacial charge transfer resistance has been challenging. With EC Power’s technology, lower ionic conductivity is acceptable and can be compensated through self-heating at the outset of use. In this way, the battery can remain safe and stable when not in use, while still capable of high power when it is needed.
EC Power does not currently offer prototyping services for all solid-state batteries. However, if you would like to incorporate this into your solid-state battery program, please reach out to us at email@example.com
To evaluate incorporating self-heating into your emerging battery, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org