Lithium Foil

Main Features

  • Bulk Density: ~ 0.53 g/cm³
  • Density: 0.534 g/cm³
  • Electronic Configuration: Lithium [He] 2s¹
  • Chemical Composition: 100% Lithium
  • Molar Mass: 6.94 g/mol
  • Melting Point: 180.54 °C (356.97 °F)
  • Boiling Point: 1,342 °C (2,448 °F)
  • Color: Silver
  • Forum: Foil
  • Thickness: 0.1 – 0.2mm
  • Width: 60mm
  • Molecular formula: Li
  • Molecular weight: 6.941 g/mol
  • Young’s Modulus: 4.9GPa

Description and Specifications of Lithium Foil

Lithium foil is a thin sheet or strip of lithium metal. The symbol of Lithium is Li, and the atomic number is 3. In the periodic table, it belongs to the alkali metal group. It has high reactivity, low density, and a silvery-white appearance.

It is flexible and can be stretched without breaking in its metallic form. Its foil is available in diverse uses, such as batteries and energy storage systems. Lithium-ion batteries, in particular, use lithium in different forms. The primary use of the foil is in the anode. Its efficient capability to release and store electrical energy makes it a good choice for batteries.

Handling Li carefully is essential, especially in its metallic form, as it reacts vigorously with water and air. The thin foil form allows for a larger surface area, facilitating its use in batteries and other electronic devices.

Manufacturers carefully control the fabrication process to create quality Li foil. They ensure sheets have a straight, clean surface free of oil, particles, and visible oxides that affect performance. The foil contains no holes, wrinkles, or creases, just minor processing marks. Since Li metal is soft, makers add aluminum, which makes the foil sheets more rigid.

Companies widely use this foil to produce battery parts, especially anodes. The material plays a core role in various Li batteries. Batteries built with the foil can be small and powerful. They often supply steady energy without the memory effect.

By maintaining high standards during manufacturing, companies can produce durable Lithium foil that is well-suited for advanced battery designs. This enables smaller, reliable batteries to power countless devices people use daily.

Features Of Lithium Foil

Malleable and Ductile: It allows shaping or stretching without breaking. This enhances adaptability across applications.

Lightweight: Its low density makes it lightweight. This benefits applications where weight matters.

High purity: It is used in applications that require price and high-quality lithium because of its high purity.

Low melting point: It remains stable under standard conditions, enabling effectiveness across applications.

Metallic luster: It presents a visually appealing shine that is desirable for certain applications.

Thin and flexible: Applications requiring thin, flexible materials suit it well, like batteries.

Chemically reactive: It reacts strongly, especially around moisture. Batteries harness this reactivity, using it in electrochemical reactions.

Applications of Lithium Foil

Because of its lightweight and high electrochemical potential for efficient energy storage, lithium-ion batteries are a vital component used in smartphones, laptops, and electric vehicles. In aerospace, its lightweight properties contribute to weight reduction in aircraft and spacecraft, enhancing fuel efficiency. Medical devices like pacemakers provide long-lasting power in a compact form. It is also utilized in protective coatings for corrosion resistance in automotive and marine industries. The malleable nature makes it valuable for nanomaterials in nanotechnology applications. Ongoing research explores its role in hydrogen storage systems for clean energy. It can also be incorporated into textiles, used as a fuel additive, cleaner, anti-static agent in electronics, and corrosion inhibitor for metals. The versatile applications of the foil highlight its significance in technological advancements and various industrial processes.

How to use?

  • Cut a lithium foil to a size of 2cm².
  • Immerse the cut foil in 2 mL of organic electrolyte for 3 minutes.
  • Assemble the soaked foil into a battery coin cell without allowing it to dry.
  • Place the assembled cell on a presser platform within a glove box.
  • Carefully screw down the top shaft, applying 20 MPa pressure for 5 minutes to ensure the integrity of the battery.
  • After pressing, unscrew and remove the battery coin for subsequent performance testing.
  • Note: Strictly limit the activity scale to 0.5g (2cm²). Any exceeding this limit requires prior approval from the Principal Investigator (PI).

Safety Guidelines

  • It is advisable to wear ANSI-approved safety glasses or goggles for eye protection.
  • The experimenter must use chemical splash goggles or a full-face shield in activities with splash hazards.
  • The researcher should wear an adequately sized and buttoned lab coat for body protection. Consider specialty lab coats like Nomex or Flame Resistant.
  • Manufacturers advise using full-length pants and shoes to prevent skin exposure.
  • Chemical-resistant gloves must be used for adequate hand protection. Consider using double gloves for an additional layer of safety. Wash hands after glove removal.

Why choose us?

Techinstro is a pioneer in manufacturing the highest-quality Lithium Foil and has been a leading supplier for the past ten years. Quality and affordable pricing are our top priorities. We ensure our clients receive the best product and after-sales service.

We marvel at remarkable technological advancements and adapt them to produce the best possible product. Our clients are spread across the globe and keep coming back to us because of our commitment to quality and affordability. Connect with us for the best quote for your industrial or research-based requirements.