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LITO: Lithium–titanate battery

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by Ulmo, May 5, 2018.

  1. Ulmo

    Ulmo Active Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Vienna Woods, Aptos, California
    Lithium–titanate battery - Wikipedia

    I first saw reference to this in the comment section of A stunning new all-electric catamaran with massive battery pack goes into operation:
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    Here's a quote from Wikipedia:
    They might seem well tailored for boats.
  2. Peevee

    Peevee New Member

    Jun 14, 2018
    Hi... first post. :D

    I can confirm that a number of large battery manufacturers are taking a closer look at lithium titanate based batteries right now. Beyond faster charging / discharging, the main advantages over graphite-anode based batteries are:
    • Safety - LTO is much more thermally stable.
    • Cycle life - LTO batteries last longer.
    I would say the two I've mentioned are actually the characteristics generating the most buzz for LTO, and researchers are actively looking at ways of addressing the lower specific energy so they could use LTO in EVs, supercapacitors, energy storage systems, etc.

    Another LTO issue - higher cost than graphite - is somewhat covered by the fact LTO batteries use aluminum instead of the heavier and more expensive copper foil.

    A bit more info is available here: Lithium Titanate (LTO)

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