Technology Analysis

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Title Aluminum doped Zinc Oxide Film and Nano-rod Array
Partner Institution Central South University
Inventor(s) Duan Xuechen et al.
Likely Market Global
Date 04 Jun 2010
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Contents

1 Description and Application 3
2 Novelty, Benefits, Solutions 6
3 Competitive Technologies 11
4 Patent Landscape 14
5 Technology Landscape 22
6 Technology Bundling Opportunities 22
7 Market Opportunities 22
8 Market Size 23
9 Regulatory Environment 23
10 Geographic Description of Likely Markets 24
11 Commercialization Strategy 24
12 SWOT Analysis for Commercialization 24
13 Go/No Go Recommendation 25
14 Keywords and Phrases Used in Searches 25
15 Technology Triage Form Input 25

Description and Application

Lithium – ion batteries are the most common type of rechargeable batteries. The batteries being portable and light weight find extensive application in portable electronics goods such as laptops, cell phones, digital cameras.

There are essentially three functional components of Li – ion batteries namely cathode, anode and electrolyte. During the discharging of lithium – ion battery the lithium is extracted from the anode material and inserted into the cathode and the reverse occurs during the charging.

The chemical reactions taking place inside the Li – ion batteries wherein the cathode material is LiCoO2 are as follows:

Positive Electrode: LiCoO2 ↔ Li1-x CoO2 + xLi+ + xe-

Negative Electrode: C + xLi+ + xe- ↔ CLix

Cathode and Anode Materials

The anode materials currently being used in the industry are materials having high carbon content. Below is a list of four such Lithium based oxides.

|Anode Material |Average Voltage |Gravimetric Capacity…...

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