Graphite In Batteries

Graphite in batteries - why only the best will do

In traditional zinc-carbon batteries, graphite was simply used for conductivity. For modern portable electronic devices, however, the current standard is lithium batteries, i.e. lithium ion batteries or lithium polymer batteries. In this technology, the use of graphite in batteries serves a more active purpose. The high surface area and layered crystal structure which are features of graphite makes it suitable for use as an anode material into which the lithium Ions are intercalated. Certain types of battery technology already require graphite to be almost 100% pure. It is very possible that the purity requirements will increase in the future.

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