Modification of electrolyte transport within the cathode for high-rate cycle performance of Li-ion battery

Chunyang Xia, Byoungjin Baek, Fan Xu, Cheolsoo Jung

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Abstract

During high-rate cycling of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) at elevated temperatures, the detachment of the cathode materials from their Al substrate is a major cause of the deterioration in the performance of LIBs. This detachment is suppressed by the addition of an electrolyte additive, poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate, which can act as a buffer zone to prevent the abrupt mass transport of electrolyte within the cathode and as a swing to transport Li+ ions dissociating from the active materials of the cathode. Owing to the dual effects of this type of monomer, an acrylate monomer with one side ether chain, the cathode materials are maintained without detachment from the Al substrate, even under severe cycling conditions. This idea can be applied to LIBs for a series of electric vehicles, which require superior high-rate performance at elevated temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2151-2156
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solid State Electrochemistry
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Acrylate
  • Cathode
  • Detachment
  • Electrolyte additive
  • Elevated temperature
  • High-rate cycle

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