Development of Novel Electrolyte Additives for Designed Surface Modification

Wednesday, 4 October 2017: 08:40
Maryland C (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
B. Lucht (University of Rhode Island)
An investigation of the effect of electrolyte on performance of in lithium ion batteries will be presented
The electrochemical performance of common electrolyte formulations will be discussed along with
detailed ex-situ surface analysis of the cycled electrodes. The ex-situ analysis allows the development of
an understanding of the role of the electrolyte and common additives in the structure of interfacial
electrode films on both the anode (solid electrolyte interphase, SEI) and on the cathode. Correlation of
the structure of the surface films with the performance limiting reactions in lithium ion batteries affords
insight into the mechanism of interfacial film formation and function. The mechanistic insight is used to
systematically develop novel additives designed for specific electrode surface modification to afford
optimized electrochemical performance. The electrochemical performance and ex-situ surface analysis of
electrodes cycled with novel Additives for Designed Surface Modification (ADSM) will be presented.