University of South Africa
Overview of innovation

Sol-gel Long Lasting Power

These long-lasting and significantly safer batteries are novel because of their sol-gel base. A uniform carbon coating process produces high-performance lithium-ion batteries. This method makes use of organic phosphoric acid as carbon and phosphoric sources to produce coated lithium-ion batteries. This overcomes challenges of low capacity and low energy density which ultimately contribute to battery failure. Ideal for applications that need a long life cycle.

Innovation Opportunity Type
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
​Other service activities (including membership organisation activities and personal services)
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 4 – Experimental prototype developed
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