Technology excellence

ATB is the only US Company offering a full range of Li based and metal disulfide electrochemical options.  ATB can provide the best trade-off between performance and cost because of its wide range of options.

 

As shown in the table, the general distinction of thermal battery technologies is related to the type of anode and cathode used in the design.  From an electrochemical point of view, lithium is the most valuable element due to its high reducing potential and its high specific coulombic capacity.

 

The melting point of lithium is lower than the battery’s internal operating temperature. Consequently ATB used various lithium alloy, such as LiAl (Lithium Aluminum) or LiSi (Lithium Silicon).  We also offer our patented lithium-iron mixture, named LAN (Lithium Anode), an exclusive ASB-Group technology,  which results in higher cell voltage, higher power, and improved safety.

Type

Advantage

Disadvantage

Application

LiAI anodes

Price

None specific (good compromise)

"Smart" batteries

LiSi anodes

Highest capacity
(if wide voltage range)

Volume

High energy

LAN

Highest power & robustness

Price & mass

High power

None of these technologies would pretend being the universal solution.  ATB has gained technical and manufacturing expertise with all of them and will provide you with the optimum combination to meet your specific requirements.  Combined with the extensive use of our predictive thermal battery modeling tools, our technology range is your guarantee for an optimal custom design.

CAPABILITY

SPECIFICATION SUPPORT

TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE