Innovative lithium-ion accumulators
Client:
RUSNANO
Date:
03.11.2012
Lithium-ion accumulators principle of operation
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Lithium-ion batteries are common in household electronics. Liotech is one of the companies expanding the potential of lithium-ion energy sources by developing accumulators — devices capable of energy storage. Given the worldwide deficit of large independent energy sources, this sphere of energy development is particularly promising.

  • Working principle of the lithium-ion battery based on LiFePO4

    Working principle of the lithium-ion battery based on LiFePO4

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries supply energy to electric cars and public transportation vehicles, and they even serve as a reserve power supply for buildings. However, the cathodes in Liotech batteries are unique. Composed of nanostructured lithium iron phosphate, these cathodes increase the energy density of the battery and expand its range of operating temperatures, thereby extending the battery’s life and efficiency. Their structure allows lithium ions to reversibly intercalate up to 50 nm deep and provides over 3000 charge-discharge cycles. In practical terms, Liotech batteries allow an electric vehicle to run approximately 400,000 miles before battery replacement. The materials used in Liotech lithium-ion batteries allow for cheaper production and do not include lead, making them less toxic.

Cooperation with RUSNANO

The Visual Science Company has cooperated with the RUSNANO Group since 2008, creating a wide range of high quality graphic information materials. Various infographics have been designed to demonstrate the technologies developed and implemented by RUSNANO project companies. The aim of each project is to demonstrate the principle of technology, nanotechnological components of the project and the advantages of the chosen solution compared with analogues.

The work of Visual Science is carried out in a single sheet or slide format. The modular structure of the infographics makes it possible to use it both as a whole piece or as separate components, which is convenient for preparing website illustrations or project reports or publications. Thus one material helps to solve almost all the issues with illustrating the information about the project.

The target audience for these graphics includes professionals in relevant areas, and a wide range of specialists in different fields without a technical background. Scientific accuracy, combined with the optimum degree of generalization allow for communicating equally effectively with target audiences with different background.

All the graphics have been used by the RUSNANO Group for 5 years or more. As usual, the feature of the Visual Science workflow includes the entire spectrum of tasks ranging from analyzing the scientific literature of the project to the preparation of the final graphics on the company’s side that allows saving valuable time of our customers.

Molecular modelling through computer graphics permits plenty of latitude for exercising artistic talent to inform, explain and instruct. Visual Science shows the way with its high quality, accurate, informative graphics that explain even the most complex processes of life.
Lewis Sadler MA, Msc.
Chief Science Officer at Visible Productions Inc., Research Assistant Prof. University of Illinois at Chicago, (US)