Batteries/Lithium General 040611

Batteries/Lithium General

 (May 2004) Structure of Thin-Film Lithium Microbatteries
To add the battery on to an integrated electronic circuit or a MEMS device or sensor could make the device totally self contained. A method for placing thin film cathode materials with magnetron sputtering has been developed to reduce process temperatures from 700 0C to 300 OC. After sputtering of active materials and electrolyte placements, lithium metal anodes are evaporated onto the device. The method is described in Patent # 6,558,836.
NASA Tech Briefs, March 2004
(September, 02) Valence Technology, Inc. named on Inc. Magazine’s “Innovation 50” list. Ranked 11th on the list, the company received the award for the number of patents it received between 1996 and 2001.