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Lithium-containing transition metal oxide target

A process for the formation of an LiM02 (e.g., LiCoO2) sputtering target with a bi-modal grain size distribution (as in a hollow cylinder target body) that includes a CIP-based process involving, for example, forming or sourcing an LiMO2 (e.g., Li—CoO2) powder; dispersion and milling (e.g., wet milling); binder introduction; drying... Umicore

Composite powder for use in an anode of a lithium ion battery, manufacturing a composite powder and lithium ion battery

Composite powder for use as electrochemically active material in an anode of a lithium ion battery, whereby the particles of the composite powder comprise a carbon-based matrix material and silicon particles embedded in this matrix material, whereby the silicon particles and the matrix material have an interface, characterized in that... Umicore

Composite powder for use in an anode of a lithium ion battery, manufacturing a composite powder and lithium ion battery

Composite powder for use in an anode of a lithium ion battery, whereby the particles of the composite powder comprise a carbon matrix material and silicon particles embedded in this matrix material, characterized in that the composite powder further comprises silicon carbide.... Umicore

Methods of forming rotary sputtering target

A sputtering target assembly formed by relative positioning of a sputtering target body or bodies and a backing support, such that the backing support is placed within the inside diameter of the sputtering target body. The combination is heated with an induction heater surrounding the target body so that there... Umicore

Precursors for lithium transition metal oxide cathode materials for rechargeable batteries

A particulate precursor compound for manufacturing a lithium transition metal oxide powder for use as an active positive electrode material in lithium-ion batteries, the precursor having the general formula NixMnyCozAaOv(OH)w, wherein 0.15<v<0.30, v+w=2, 0.30≦x≦0.75, 0.10≦y≦0.40, 0.10≦z≦0.40, A being a dopant with a≦0.05, and x+y+z+a=1, the precursor consisting of a crystal... Umicore

Lithium metal oxide cathode powders for high voltage lithium-ion batteries

This invention discloses a lithium metal oxide powder for a cathode material in a rechargeable battery, consisting of a core and a surface layer, the core having a layered crystal structure comprising the elements Li, M and oxygen, wherein M has the formula M=(Niz(Ni1/2Mn1/2)yCox)1-kAk, with 0.15≦x≦0.30, 0.20≦z≦0.55, x+y+z=1 and 0≦k≦0.1,... Umicore

Lithium nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide cathode powders for high voltage lithium-ion batteries

A lithium metal oxide powder for a cathode material in a rechargeable battery, consisting of a core and a surface layer, the surface layer being delimited by an outer and an inner interface, the inner interface being in contact with the core, the core having a layered crystal structure comprising... Umicore

Powder, electrode and battery comprising such a powder

Powder comprising particles comprising a matrix material and silicon-based domains dispersed in this matrix material, whereby the matrix material is carbon or a material that can be thermally decomposed to carbon, whereby either part of the silicon-based domains are present in the form of agglomerates of silicon-based domains whereby at... Umicore

Composite powder for use in an anode of a lithium ion battery, preparing such a composite powder and analysing such a composite powder

Composite powder for use in an anode of a lithium ion battery, whereby the particles of the composite powder comprise silicon-based domains in a matrix, whereby the individual silicon-based domains are either free silicon-based domains that are not or not completely embedded in the matrix or are fully embedded silicon-based... Umicore

Powder, electrode and battery comprising such a powder

Powder comprising particles comprising a matrix material and silicon-based domains dispersed in this matrix material, whereby either part of the silicon-based domains are present in the form of agglomerates of silicon-based domains whereby at least 98% of these agglomerates have a maximum size of 3 μm or less, or the... Umicore

Plasma and oxygas fired furnace

The present disclosure concerns an apparatus suitable for smelting and separating metals in flexible oxido-reduction conditions. More particularly, it concerns an apparatus for smelting metallurgical charges comprising a bath furnace susceptible to contain a molten charge up to a determined level, characterized in that the furnace is equipped with: at... Umicore

Carbonate precursors for lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide cathode material and the making same

A method for producing a M-carbonate precursor of a Li-M oxide cathode material in a continuous reactor, wherein M=NixMnyCozAn, A being a dopant, with x>0, y>0, 0≦z≦0.35, 0≦n≦0.02 and x+y+z+n=1, the method comprising the steps of: —providing a feed solution comprising Ni-, Mn-, Co- and A-ions, and having a molar... Umicore

Impurity containing cathode material with preferred morphology and method to prepare from impurity containing metal carbonate

A carbonate precursor compound for manufacturing a lithium metal (M)-oxide powder usable as an active positive electrode material in lithium-ion batteries, M comprising 20 to 90 mol % Ni, 10 to 70 mol % Mn and 10 to 40 mol % Co, the precursor further comprising a sodium and sulfur... Umicore

Positively charged silicon for lithium-ion batteries

This invention relates to a negative electrode material for lithium-ion batteries comprising silicon and having a chemically treated or coated surface influencing the zeta potential of the surface. The active material consists of particles or particles and wires comprising a core comprising silicon, wherein the particles have a positive zeta... Umicore

Olivine composition with improved cell performance

An olivine cathode material having the formula LiaFe1−x−y−zMnxD(y+z)(PO4)c, wherein a, c, x, y and z represent molar amounts, wherein D=Mg and/or Cr, wherein y represent the amount of Mg and z represents the amount of Cr, wherein 1.04<a<1.15; wherein 0.97<(2*c/(a+1))<1.07; wherein 0.6<x<1−y−z; wherein 0<y+z<0.1. These material show improved cathode properties... Umicore

Process for smelting lithium-ion batteries

The invention concerns a process for the separation of cobalt from lithium present in a charge comprising lithium-ion batteries or related products, comprising the steps of: smelting the charge using a bath furnace equipped with a submerged air-fed plasma torch for injecting plasma gas into the melt; defining and maintaining... Umicore

Precursors for lithium transition metal oxide cathode materials for rechargeable batteries

A particulate precursor compound for manufacturing a lithium transition metal (M)-oxide powder usable as an active positive electrode material in lithium-ion batteries, wherein (M) is NixMnyCozAv, A being a dopant, wherein 0.33≦x≦0.60, 0.20≦y≦0.33, and 0.20≦z≦0.33, v≦0.05, and x+y+z+v=1, the precursor having a specific surface area PBET in m2/g, a tapped... Umicore

Positive electrode materials having a superior hardness strength

A powderous positive electrode material for a lithium secondary battery, the material having the general formula Li1+x[Ni1−a−b−cMaM′bM″c] 1−xO2−z; M being either one or more elements of the group Mn, Zr and Ti, M′ being either one or more elements of the group Al, B and Co, M″ being a dopant... Umicore

Doped and coated lithium transition metal oxide cathode materials for batteries in automotive applications

A lithium metal oxide powder for use as a cathode material in a rechargeable battery, consisting of Li metal oxide core particles having a general formula Li1+d (Nix Mny Coz Zrk M′m)i−d 02±e Ar; wherein Al203 is attached to the surface of the core particles; wherein 0≦d≦0.08, 0.2≦x≦0.9, 0<y≦0.7, 0<z≦0.4,... Umicore

Negative electrode material for lithium-ion battery, and use therefor

A negative electrode material for a lithium ion battery containing a composite material, the composite material including silicon-containing particles, graphitic carbon material particles, and a carbonaceous carbon material, in which the composite material has a ratio (A/B) of an area (A) of a peak near 100 eV derived from metal... Umicore

Process for recycling li-ion batteries

The present invention concerns a process for the recovery of metals and of heat from spent rechargeable batteries, in particular from spent Li-ion batteries containing relatively low amounts of cobalt. It has in particular been found that such cobalt-depleted Li-ion batteries can be processed on a copper smelter by: feeding... Umicore

Catalyst for internal combustion engine exhaust gas purification, and system for same

Provided are a catalyst for internal combustion engine exhaust gas purification, including a first catalyst component region (a) having a catalyst component layer containing Rh at a concentration of 0.1 to 3.0 g/L at a length of 3 to 30 mm on an upstream side, a second catalyst component region... Umicore

Precursors for lithium transition metal oxide cathode materials for rechargeable batteries

A particulate precursor compound for manufacturing a lithium transition metal oxide powder for use as an active positive electrode material in lithium-ion batteries, the precursor having the general formula NixMnyCozAaOv(OH)w, wherein 0.15<v<0.30, v+w=2, 0.30≦x≦0.75, 0.10≦y≦0.40, 0.10≦z≦0.40, A being a dopant with a≦0.05, and x+y+z+a=1, the precursor consisting of a crystal... Umicore

Lithium metal oxide cathode powders for high voltage lithium-ion batteries

This invention discloses a lithium metal oxide powder for a cathode material in a rechargeable battery, consisting of a core and a surface layer, the core having a layered crystal structure comprising the elements Li, M and oxygen, wherein M has the formula M=(Niz(Ni1/2Mn1/2)yCox)1-kAk, with 0.15≦x≦0.30, 0.20≦z≦0.55, x+y+z=1 and 0≦k≦0.1,... Umicore

Lithium nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide cathode powders for high voltage lithium-ion batteries

A lithium metal oxide powder for a cathode material in a rechargeable battery, consisting of a core and a surface layer, the surface layer being delimited by an outer and an inner interface, the inner interface being in contact with the core, the core having a layered crystal structure comprising... Umicore

Carbonate precursors for lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide cathode material and the making same

A method for producing a M-carbonate precursor of a Li-M oxide cathode material in a continuous reactor, wherein M=NixMnyCozAn, A being a dopant, with x>0, y>0, 0≦z≦0.35, 0≦n≦0.02 and x+y+z+n=1, the method comprising the steps of: —providing a feed solution comprising Ni-, Mn-, Co- and A-ions, and having a molar... Umicore

Impurity containing cathode material with preferred morphology and method to prepare from impurity containing metal carbonate

A carbonate precursor compound for manufacturing a lithium metal (M)-oxide powder usable as an active positive electrode material in lithium-ion batteries, M comprising 20 to 90 mol % Ni, 10 to 70 mol % Mn and 10 to 40 mol % Co, the precursor further comprising a sodium and sulfur... Umicore

Olivine composition with improved cell performance

An olivine cathode material having the formula LiaFe1−x−y−zMnxD(y+z)(PO4)c, wherein a, c, x, y and z represent molar amounts, wherein D=Mg and/or Cr, wherein y represent the amount of Mg and z represents the amount of Cr, wherein 1.04<a<1.15; wherein 0.97<(2*c/(a+1))<1.07; wherein 0.6<x<1−y−z; wherein 0<y+z<0.1. These material show improved cathode properties... Umicore

Precursors for lithium transition metal oxide cathode materials for rechargeable batteries

A particulate precursor compound for manufacturing a lithium transition metal (M)-oxide powder usable as an active positive electrode material in lithium-ion batteries, wherein (M) is NixMnyCozAv, A being a dopant, wherein 0.33≦x≦0.60, 0.20≦y≦0.33, and 0.20≦z≦0.33, v≦0.05, and x+y+z+v=1, the precursor having a specific surface area PBET in m2/g, a tapped... Umicore

Positive electrode materials having a superior hardness strength

A powderous positive electrode material for a lithium secondary battery, the material having the general formula Li1+x[Ni1−a−b−cMaM′bM″c] 1−xO2−z; M being either one or more elements of the group Mn, Zr and Ti, M′ being either one or more elements of the group Al, B and Co, M″ being a dopant... Umicore

Doped and coated lithium transition metal oxide cathode materials for batteries in automotive applications

A lithium metal oxide powder for use as a cathode material in a rechargeable battery, consisting of Li metal oxide core particles having a general formula Li1+d (Nix Mny Coz Zrk M′m)i−d 02±e Ar; wherein Al203 is attached to the surface of the core particles; wherein 0≦d≦0.08, 0.2≦x≦0.9, 0<y≦0.7, 0<z≦0.4,... Umicore

Method, device and coating an inner surface of a substrate

filling (S3) the coating unit (2) with the coating medium by a dosing unit (5), wherein a predetermined amount of coating medium is applied to the coating unit (2) by the dosing unit (5) as soon the coating medium level has reached a given reference level (R).... Umicore

Scr diesel particle filter with oxidation catalyst and oxygen storage catalyst loadings, and exhaust system including the same

A particle filter for treating exhaust gases includes an SCR catalyst that, when in the presence of a reductant such as ammonia, promotes selective catalytic reduction of NOx; an active oxidation catalyst that promotes oxidation of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide; and an oxygen storage catalyst that alternately stores and releases... Umicore

Organometallic compound

The present patent application relates to a novel organometallic compound, a process for the preparation thereof, and its use.... Umicore

Catalyst gauze and installation for the catalytic oxidation of ammonia

Catalyst gauze (1) for the reduction of the amount of N2O in an ammonia oxidation process, containing a first layer (2) of woven or knitted first wire material (4), whereby said first wire material (4) is made from Pd or a Pd-rich alloy, whereby said first layer (2) contains a... Umicore

12/28/17 / #20170368536

Double-layer three-way catalyst with improved aging stability

The present invention relates to a catalyst comprising two layers on an inert catalyst carrier, wherein a layer A lying directly on the catalyst carrier contains at least one platinum group metal and one cerium/zirconium/SE mixed oxide, and a layer B, applied on layer A and in direct contact with... Umicore

12/28/17 / #20170368641

Brazing alloy

The present invention relates to new brazing alloys containing copper, silver, zinc, manganese, and indium, and a method for their production and their use.... Umicore

12/14/17 / #20170356823

Process for leak detection in catalyst production

The present invention is directed to a process, which can be used in the production of exhaust catalysts. In particular, the present process describes way of testing the leak-tightness of the coating equipment before a new coating campaign begins or during a running campaign.... Umicore

12/07/17 / #20170349610

Process for preparing alkyl-indium compounds and the use thereof

The invention relates to a process for the cost-effective and environmentally responsible preparation of alkyl indium sesquichloride in high yield and with high selectivity and purity. The alkyl indium sesquichloride prepared in accordance with the invention is particularly suitable, also as a result of its high purity and yield, for... Umicore

09/14/17 / #20170259248

Coating suspension

The invention relates to a coating suspension containing at least one platinum group metal on a support material, as well as manganese(II) carbonate, and to a method for coating a catalyst support substrate.... Umicore

09/14/17 / #20170260213

New metal n-aminoguanidinate complexes for use in thin film fabrication and catalysis

The present patent application relates to new metal complexes having at least one N-aminoguanidinate ligand. The patent application further relates to the preparation of the new metal complexes and also to their use. The new metal complexes are especially suitable as precursors for the preparation of functional layers by means... Umicore

08/24/17 / #20170239650

Fast homogenous coating process

The present invention is directed to a process for the production of exhaust catalysts. In particular, the process describes a way of coating a substrate in a manner which finally leads to reduced coating times.... Umicore

08/17/17 / #20170232472

Process for coating a substrate body

The present invention is directed to a certain method of catalytically coating a honeycomb monolith, in particular a so-called flow-through monolith. These types of monoliths can be quite precisely be coated by a method using an indirect coating via a displacement body. The present invention further improves this method through... Umicore

08/10/17 / #20170226917

System and cleaning exhaust gas while avoiding nitrous oxide

The present invention relates to a method for cleaning exhaust gas, and a correspondingly designed exhaust gas system. The present method, or the corresponding system, serves to avoid the formation of nitrous oxide as a secondary exhaust gas, which may primarily be created during the loading of specific catalyst types... Umicore

08/03/17 / #20170218809

Catalyst system for reducing nitrogen oxides

The invention relates to a catalyst system for reducing nitrogen oxides, which comprises a nitrogen oxide storage catalyst and an SCR catalyst, wherein the nitrogen oxide storage catalyst consists of at least two catalytically active washcoat layers on a supporting body, wherein a lower washcoat layer A contains cerium oxide,... Umicore

07/13/17 / #20170198000

Process for preparing hydridocarbonyltris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium(i)

The present invention relates to a process for preparing hydridocarbonyltris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium(I), RhH(CO)(PPh3)3, also referred to hereinafter as “Rh-hydrido.” An alcoholic suspension of triphenylphosphine is stirred with an Rh(III) chloride precursor at elevated temperature. The Rh(III) chloride precursor used may be rhodium(III) chloride hydrate RhCl3*xH2O or rhodium(III) chloride solution H3[RhCl6]*(H2O)n. After cooling,... Umicore

06/29/17 / #20170183361

Method for producing alkyl-indium compounds and the use thereof

The invention relates to a method for the cost-effective and environmentally friendly production of alkyl indium sesquichloride in high yield and with high selectivity and purity. The alkyl indium sesquichloride produced according to the invention is particularly suitable, also as a result of the high purity and yield, for the... Umicore

06/29/17 / #20170183995

Catalyst for reduction of nitrogen oxides

The present invention relates to a nitrogen oxide storage catalyst composed of at least two catalytically active washcoat layers on a support body, wherein a lower washcoat layer A comprises cerium oxide, an alkaline earth metal compound and/or an alkali metal compound, and platinum and palladium, and an upper washcoat... Umicore

06/15/17 / #20170165658

Coating method

The present invention is concerned with a method of coating a carrier which is used in automotive exhaust catalysis. The carrier is subjected to introducing a coating liquid into its channels. In order to check the height of the coated area a thermographic imaging device is used.... Umicore

05/11/17 / #20170128914

Exhaust gas treatment system

The present invention provides an exhaust gas treatment system comprising an oxidation catalyst and an SCR catalyst, wherein the oxidation catalyst comprises an inert ceramic or metal honeycomb body and a catalytically active coating comprising a platinum group metal supported on a refractory support oxide and lanthanum wherein lanthanum is... Umicore

05/11/17 / #20170128928

Apparatus for coating a substrate

The present inventions is concerned with an apparatus and a method of improving the accuracy of coating a ceramic or metallic honeycomb body, which can usually be used as a catalyst in automotive exhaust mitigation. The invention achieves to directly test whether the coating slurry in the coating chamber is... Umicore

04/20/17 / #20170107887

Method for detecting the degree of aging of catalytic converters

The invention is directed to a method for determining the state of aging of a catalytic converter (2). The disclosed method functions in a non-contacting manner as resonances formed when the catalytic converter (2) located in a housing is excited with high-frequency electromagnetic waves are analyzed.... Umicore

03/23/17 / #20170081344

Method for producing trialkylgallium compounds and the use thereof

The trialkylgallium compounds obtained are very pure and so are particularly useful as organometallic precursor for metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) or metal-organic vapour phase epitaxy (MOVPE) in semiconductor and microsystem technology.... Umicore

02/16/17 / #20170043332

Method for preparation of a ruthenium indenylidene complex

A cyclic ether solvate product with high crystallinity and high purity is obtained.... Umicore

01/26/17 / #20170021340

Use of mixed oxides as oxygen storage components

The present invention is concerned with the use of certain oxygen storage components. In particular, the use of special mixed oxides as oxygen storage components in exhaust catalysis is disclosed.... Umicore

01/26/17 / #20170021345

Coating tool

This application concerns a tool for coating a monolithic shaped catalyst. The tool is part of a coating station and serves to hold and fix the monolith while coating is progressing.... Umicore

01/19/17 / #20170014766

Catalyst system for gasoline combustion engines, having three-way catalysts and scr catalyst

The present invention is directed to a catalyst system for the reduction of the harmful exhaust-gas constituents hydrocarbons (THC), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and the environmentally detrimental secondary emissions ammonia (NH3) and nitrous oxide (N2O) of combustion engines operated using gasoline and to a corresponding method for exhaust-gas... Umicore

01/19/17 / #20170014810

Oxygen storage materials

The present invention is concerned with oxygen storage materials. In particular an oxygen storage material (OSM) is proposed which comprises a certain mixed oxide as the oxygen storage component. The oxygen storage material can be used in conventional manner in three-way catalysts or NOx-storage catalysts for example.... Umicore

01/19/17 / #20170016368

Regeneration exhaust-gas aftertreatment systems

The present invention relates to a method for regenerating exhaust-gas aftertreatment systems capable of storing nitrogen oxides in lean exhaust gas, and in rich exhaust gas of reducing nitrogen oxides to nitrogen. The invention is used in exhaust-gas aftertreatment systems which consist of at least one NOx storage catalyst arranged... Umicore








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