Scandium International files battery patent

Nevada-based Scandium International Mining has filed a provisional US Patent Office application covering potential uses of scandium to minimise or even remove cobalt from cathode materials in lithium ion batteries.

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Research explores uses of scandium to minimise or even remove cobalt from cathode materials

The company said the patents cover scandium enhancements such as using it for "doping" - manipulating battery materials at an atomic level - for both anodes and cathodes, and for solid electrolytes.