SILA news

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Black Magic Powder: Sila Nanotechnologies Gives Lithium-Ion Batteries A Double-Digit Power Boost – Forbes

Sila Nanotechnologies has all the trappings of a typical Bay Area startup: an open floor plan, conference rooms named for Atari games, healthy snacks in the kitchen. Two Portuguese water dogs, Ångström and Lumen, rule the boss’ office.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Building a Better Battery – WIRED

Typically, graphite anode materials are used in lithium ion batteries. But microscopic silicon particles have been emerging as a more efficient replacement for graphite–and at least one company thinks this technology will come to market within the next year.

Monday, May 07, 2018
Lithium-ion batteries charge to the next level – Materials Today

Sila’s anode powder serves as drop-in-replacement for graphite powders when making anodes and could be used by every lithium-ion battery manufacturer in the world,” points out Yushin.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018
This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper – MIT Technology Review

Researchers have spent decades working to advance the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries, but those gains usually only come a few percentage points at a time. So how did Sila Nanotechnologies make such a big leap?