Li-ion batteries are rechargeable batteries used for powering various devices and applications. They have the highest electrochemical potential. Li-ion batteries generate power by moving ions from a negatively charged anode to a positively charged cathode. During discharge, ions move from the anode to the cathode releasing energy. However, during charging, electricity from the adapter forces ions to return to the anode. Once the adapter is removed, the cycle starts all over again. With time, the charge holding capacity of a Li-ion battery deteriorates because of the lack of movement of ions that are trapped in the anode. Advantages such as compact size, light weight, enhanced power, and high capacity have led to increased demand for these batteries in various segments.
The analysts forecast the Li-ion Battery Market in APAC to grow at a CAGR of 12 percent over the period 2014-2019.
Notes: This article was initially issued on Research and Markets.