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What Is Lithium?
- Lithium (chemical symbol Li)
- 3rd element in periodic table
- A small soft silver-grey metal
- Atomic weight of 6.9 g/mole
- Smallest of the metal atoms in the periodic table
- Member of the Alkali group of metals
- A strong alloy when combined with metals such as magnesium
- Used in batteries, glass, ceramics, lubricants, cameras, mobile phones, laptops, computers, PDAs
- Lithium-ion batteries used to power electric bicycles (e-bikes), vehicles and mass energy storage systems.
What Can Lithium Be Used For?
- Ceramics and Glass
- Lubricating Greases
- Casting Mold Powders
- Air Treatments
- Polymer Production
A variety of rechargeable battery often used in consumer electronics for their portability – lithium-ion batteries are expected to be used in the next generation of electric transportation and mass energy storage technologies.
Lithium demand has grown at a steady rate since the global financial crisis of 2007, with the main demand being in batteries, glass and ceramic segments. The laptop, mobile phone, tablet and e-reader market has been the greatest area of growth for lithium batteries, while demand is expected to grow rapidly as these batteries are introduced into electricity-powered modes of mass transportation.