Lithium-ion batteries possess a high-energy capacity making their structure and uses ideal for miniaturized storage hosts that project high levels of power. Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in mobile applications such as smart phones, tablets and electrically-powered vehicles.

As a secondary battery technology that facilitates energy flow during charge and discharge, lithium-ion batteries are structured around a cathode and anode that enable the absorption of lithium-ion particles upon the application of current. In the reverse, lithium-ions desorb into an electrolyte solution when current is not being applied.

Unlike legacy alkaline and zinc battery technologies, the properties of lithium ions facilitate flow towards the cathode component during application use. This flow is reversed during a charge cycle as ions are absorbed back into the anode. The process of recharging allows for many cycles, thereby enhancing the lifespan of a battery.

Opportunity scope

As consumer preferences evolve on the advent of mobile and wireless technologies, energy source efficiencies continue to present design units and global manufacturers with a number of significant obstacles.

Bridging the gap between the potential possibilities and current limitations is highly dependent on creating a more robust power source that can withstand both the charging and consumption requirements demanded by advancing technologies. Overcoming these obstacles will likely uncover a more technologically-advanced era for mankind as sectors develop to align with evolving consumer preferences.