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Niobium boosts lithium battery potential

Reduces 20% loss that has long plagued nickel-rich cathodes Metal Tech News – August 11, 2021

Niobium, a metal best known for its ability to strengthen steel, may also be the secret ingredient that allows lithium-ion batteries to live up to their full potential.

One problem with the lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles, smartphones, laptops, power tools, and thousands of other applications is they lose nearly a fifth of their storage capacity the first time they are charged up....

 

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