Nano One Materials Corp. announced the issuance of a patent in China for improving lithium-ion batteries using cathode materials made by the company’s patented process. The process differs from other cathode manufacturing methods because it provides an intimate mixture of lithium, nickel, cobalt and other metal atoms prior to thermal processing. It does so without having to grind or mill, which can reduce contamination, shorten time in the furnace, improve crystallinity and enable alternative feedstocks.

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