(Invited) Simulation Studies of Multilayer Electrode Coatings

Tuesday, October 13, 2015: 14:00
101-B (Phoenix Convention Center)
R. Spotnitz (Battery Design LLC)
The use of extrusion coating for lithium-ion battery electrodes enables the practical possibility of using multilayer coatings to improve battery performance.  The use of multilayer coatings of different materials, for example, a LiFePO4 coating next to a LiCoO2 coating, or a NMC coating next to a LiMn2O4 coating, has been experimentally tested in the literature [1-2] and modeling approaches [3-4] to optimize multilayer coatings presented.  In this presentation simulation results the effect segregating particles into discrete layers are presented for both high power and high energy cells.


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  2. W.B. Chu, D-J. Liu, C.C. Chen. L.-C. Chen, S.-T. Tseng, S.H. Wen, C.R. Yang, U. S. Patent Application US 2014/0162118 A1, Jun. 12, 2014 “Electrode Structure of Lithium Ion Battery”.
  3. V. Ramadesigan, R.N. Methekar, F. Latinwo, R.D. Braatz, V.R. Subramanian, “Optimal Porosity Distribution for Minmized Ohmic Drop across a Porous Electrode”, J. Electrochem. Soc. 157 (12) A1328-A1334 (2010).
  4. S. Golmon,  K. Maute, M. Dunn, “A design optimization methodology for Li+ batteries” J. Power Sources 253 (2014) 239-250