Lithium Battery Electrode Materials

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Lithium-ion battery performance depends on the composition and morphology of electrode which is influenced by properties of electrode materials and the electrode preparation process. Electrode materials include active materials (AM), conductive additives (CA) and binders. Factors such as shape and size of AM/CA, AM/CA/binder ratio and slurry preparation process can affect energy, power and cycle life performance of a cell.

MSE Supplies offers various active materials, conductive additives and binders.

Active materials- Anode

Lithium metal

MSE Supplies offers lithium foils with different dimensions for anode active materials as well as lithium chips for coin cells.


Lithium Titanate

Lithium Titanate has been considered as one of the most promising anode powders for next-generation large scale power lithium-ion batteries. Instead of traditional carbon coating method, a unique micro spherical structure is introduced in this product which exhibits a high power density, good temperature performance and rate capability.


Graphite is a conventional anode material. MSE Supplies offers natural graphite and high performance artificial graphite powder.


Active materials- Cathode

MSE Supplies also offers various cathode powders.






Lithium cobalt oxide

NMC424, NMC532, NMC622, NMC111, NMC811

Lithium ion phosphate

Lithium nickel manganese oxide


Conductive Additives

Conductive additives are used to improve electrical conductivity of active materials. The common conductive additives are shown in the following table.


Carbon Black




SUPER P, SUPER C45, SUPER C65, Ketjenblack, Acetylene Black


Carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanofibers



Binders have multiple tasks. They need to hold the coating particles together. They also act as surfactants to increase wetting of AM/CA and help particle dispersion.

MSE Supplies offers both solvent-based and water-based binders.






Poly(vinylidene fluoride)



Carboxymethyl Cellulose

Styrene-Butadiene Rubber

Solvent based

Water based

Water based

Water based


MSE Supplies ( is a major global supplier of battery materials. Both standard and customized products are available from MSE Supplies. If you need something not listed on our website, please email us at and we will prepare a quote for the customized products for you.  If you have any questions, please email us at


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