New types of electrode and electrolyte materials have been investigated and characterized in our laboratory. These include high capacity lithium-tin alloys, high-rate lithium titanium oxide and high conductivity gel-type, polymer electrolytes. The results obtained, collected in this article, demonstrate that these materials may be combined for the development of new types of liquid and polymer lithium-ion batteries having impressive features in terms of capacity, stability, high rates and, particularly, safety. Taking this into consideration, these batteries appear suitable power sources for electric or hybrid vehicles.
Recent advances in liquid and polymer lithium-ion batteries / Hassoun, Jusef; Reale, Priscilla; Scrosati, Bruno. - In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0959-9428. - 17:35(2007), pp. 3668-3677. [10.1039/b707040n]