The main issue today preventing faster charging of lithium-ion batteries is plating. Plating occurs when charging or discharging currents are pushed too far, making lithium ions deposit as solid metallic lithium, due to inefficient battery structures.
This can lead to short circuits and affects batteries' life and durability. This is why Addionics works on changing the structure of batteries. One of our technologies advantages is that our improved 3D structure can be applied to any battery cell chemistry.
With so much competition, combining specific cell chemistry with optimised cell structures will definitely give you an edge. Understanding how plating works is crucial, and by reducing it, we aim to improve safety, charging rate and durability of the batteries.