Here we propose manufacturing Li-ion battery cathodes using electron beam (EB) curing, which eliminates the using of solvents and allows the electrode to be cured at high speed. Solventless processing of powder coating and high speed curing at 500 feet per minute will also be discussed. Such a novel processing approach presents an exciting new avenue for manufacturing research of high performance, low cost Li-ion batteries.
This research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, managed by UT Battelle, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725, was sponsored by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Office(VTO) (Deputy Director: David Howell) Applied Battery Research subprogram (Program Manager: Peter Faguy).
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