Lithium ion batteries made with NCA cathode have higher capacity and power than those with cathodes based on LCO cathode. One of the trending NCA R&D is to reduce the use of expensive cobalt. This high nickel NCA cathode power material has a low Co content (LiNi0.88Co0.09Al0.03O2) and can deliver a high capacity of 205 mAh/g at 0.1 C between 3.0 and 4.3 V.
NCA based lithium batteries have been used in medical devices, industrial, and electric vehicles (Panasonic – Tesla). Lithium batteries based on NCA as the cathode and graphite as the anode have demonstrated specific energy (capacity) of 200-260 Wh/kg range.