NMC (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide)

NMC is a popular lithium-ion battery cathode chemistry, offering a high energy density, good thermal stability, and relatively low cost. It’s widely used in electric vehicles, portable electronics, and grid storage applications. First NMC cathodes contained the same amount of nickel (Ni), manganese (Mn) and cobalt (Co) and were called NMC111 or NMC333. Recent developments increased the amount of Ni and reduced the Mn and Co content leading to relations such as 8 portions of Ni to 1 portion of Mn and Co, also called NMC811.

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