American Elements has been at the cutting edge of lithium ion and other advanced battery and supercapacitor technologies, manufacturing high purity nickel, copper, cobalt, calcium, silicon and lithium in varying forms. These materials are widely used by our customers to manufacture battery components for lithium, zinc, and magnesium batteries. Working with major companies including Energizer and General Atomics, we have developed valuable materials such as novel metallic foams targeted to maximize energy charging and storage capacity.

Our efficient production processes and high tech materials allow for economical production of innovative components according to the very highest industry standards compliant with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. We also custom produce advanced custom alloys to customer specifications for research and continuing innovation.

Innovation Case Study #17: American Elements Develops Advance Battery Technology Using Novel Metallic Foams

#17: American Elements Develops Advance Battery Technology Using Novel Metallic Foams


The Challenge

In spite of the great leaps made in green and electronic technology, essential supporting battery technology has lagged. The need for longer life, quicker charging and release, higher corrosion resistance and lower cost has finally led to large scale efforts to develop next generation batteries.

The Innovation

To support the efforts of public and private researchers, American Elements developed a line of nickel foam materials with varying porosity, density and high conductivity.

The Result

Our battery-grade nickel foam is now utilized in the battery development programs at public research agencies including the Naval Research Laboratories and private projects at Energizer, General Atomics and Dyson.

Selected Products Supplied to the Energy Storage & Batteries Industry

(5N) 99.999% Germanium(IV) Sulfide (5N) 99.999% High Purity Silicon Powder (5N) 99.999% Tin(IV) Sulfide Powder 1,2-Propyleneglycol Sulfite
1,3-Propylene Sulfite 11-Mercaptoundecanamide 3D Graphene Foam Allyl Methyl Sulfone
Aluminum Alloy Prismatic Cans and Lids Aluminum Lithium Alloy Particles Carbon Aerogel Carbon Fabric
Cobalt Antimonide Cobalt Monoantimonide Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles Cobalt(II) Oxide
Cobalt(II) Sulfide Copper Chromite Copper Mesh Copper Sulfide
Copper(I) Chloride Ethylene Sulfite Graphite Powder Iridium Ruthenium Oxide
Iron Disulfide Iron Nickel Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Isobutyllithium Solution Lanthanum Calcium Cobalt Oxide
Lead Electrode Lithium Aluminum Germanium Phosphate Lithium Chromate Lithium Difluorophosphate
Lithium Germanium Phosphorus Sulfide Lithium Hexafluorophosphate Solution Lithium Hydride Lithium Lanthanum Titanium Oxide
Lithium Lanthanum Zirconate Lithium Magnesium Alloy Lithium Manganese Nickel Oxide Lithium Metaphosphate
Lithium Metasilicate Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide Lithium Orthosilicate Lithium Phosphorus Sulfide Chloride
Lithium Polysilicate Solution Lithium Silicon Alloy Lithium Tetraborate Pentahydrate Lithium Tetrabromonickelate(II) Solution
Lithium Tin Alloy Lithium Trivanadate Manganese Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide Manganese Dioxide
Manganese Nickel Carbonate Manganese(II) Selenide Molybdenum Diselenide Crystal Molybdenum(IV) Disulfide, Lithium Intercalated
Nickel Carbonate Basic Hydrate Nickel Iron Foam Nickel Oxyhydroxide Nanopowder Nickel Sulfate Anhydrous
Nickel Zinc Iron Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Nickel(II) Carbonate Basic Nickel(II) Carbonate Hydroxide Tetrahydrate Nickel(II) Nitrate Hexahydrate
Nickel(II) Oxalate Dihydrate Niobium Aluminum Carbide Potassium Hydroxide Flake Potassium Hydroxide Hydrate
Potassium Perruthenate(VII) Reduced Graphene Oxide Silicon Nanoparticles Silicon Oxycarbide
Silicon Powder Silver Chloride Solution Sodium Bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide Sodium Titanate Nanotubes
Strontium Iridium Oxide Tantalum-doped Lithium Lanthanum Zirconate Titanium Aluminum Carbide Vitreous Carbon Foam
Zinc Powder Zirconium Oxychloride Solution Zirconium(IV) Hydrogenphosphate