MSE Supplies, a partner in innovation: Lithium Battery Materials (Article II)

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MSE Supplies is a trusted partner globally in helping to enable innovations.  We have supplied materials, equipment, and lab supplies to over 2000 research laboratories and companies worldwide.  We are a U.S. based supplier helping the advancement of research in fields such as materials science, photovoltaics, energy storage, semiconductors, photonics, biomedical research, and basic science research, to name a few. 

In this article, we highlight recent research using our products that have been presented in a peer reviewed journal.

A team of researchers from the USA and China published a paper on a composite solid polymer electrolyte for lithium ion batteries.  In this paper they used three different materials purchased from MSE Supplies, Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide cathode powder (specifically LiNi0.33Mn0.33Co0.33O2, NMC111), Ta-Doped Lithium Lanthanum Zirconate Garnet powder (Li6.4La3Zr1.4Ta0.6O12, LLZTO), and Lithium Iron Phosphate cathode powder (LiFePO4, LFP).

They developed a novel composite solid polymer electrolyte by embedding LLZTO in a mixture of polyvinylidene fluoride and a lithium containing salt.  The composite solid polymer electrolyte (CSPE) showed excellent thermal stability, high room temperature ionic conductivity, and a wide voltage window. Using this CSPE, they constructed a coin cells utilizing NMC111 and LFP cathode powders along with a lithium anode.  These coin cells were stable over 1000 cycles and had an in-situ measured thermally stable window up to 177 °C with a small heat release of 189 J g-1.  These numbers are far superior and safer to those of standard liquid electrolyte cells (thermal stable window 157 °C and 812 J g-1).

          Figure: (a) Schematic illustration of the preparation process of CSPEs, and illustration of the solid Li battery. Digital photos of (b) CSPE-0 electrolyte and membrane, (c) CSPE-5 electrolyte and membrane, and (d) crooked and folded (insert) CSPE-5 membrane. The surface morphologies of (e) CSPE-0 and (f) CSPE-5 membrane. (g) Low-resolution SEM image of CSPE-5 and corresponding EDX spectra maps of C, S and Zr.

Reference: S. Zhang, Z. Li, Y. Guo, L. Cai, P. Manikandan, K. Zhao, Y. Li, V.G. Pol, Room-temperature, high-voltage solid-state lithium battery with composite solid polymer electrolyte with in-situ thermal safety study, Chemical Engineering Journal (2020), doi:

This is just an example of using two of our many cathode materials we supply.  In addition, we also carry anode materials. MSE Supplies also is the sole supplier for AmpceraTM solid electrolyte materials.  We also carry a vast selection of battery research tools and consumables.  We look forward to working with you and supporting your successful research projects.

MSE Supplies  ( is a major global supplier of Lithium 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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