NOVONIX and Professor Mark Obrovac of the Research Group at Dalhousie University announced it can manufacture single-crystal NMC cathode material using its patented Dry Particle Microgranulation technique.

Single-crystal cathode materials are reportedly able to outperform traditional polycrystalline cathode particles and, therefore, are in demand by the lithium-ion battery industry, NOVONIX reported.

NOVONIX said the single-crystal NMC cathode material could aid in the development of lower-cost, higher-performance battery materials. “The single-crystal cathode development complements NOVONIX’s PUREgraphite anode product, both addressing the ultra-long-life battery performance requirements critical to the achieving the million-mile battery life being sought by leading EV automakers,” NOVONIX Managing Director Phil St. Baker said.