Electrochemical behavior of Li-powder anode in high Li capacity used

Shin Kook Kong, Bok Ki Kim, Wooyoung Yoon

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The prevention of Li dendrite growth in Li-metal secondary cells is investigated using high-Li-content electrodes. Li powder is formed using droplet emulsions, and the powder is then used to fabricate porous Li-powder electrodes that are tested against Li-foil electrodes. Scanning electron microscopy results show that dendrites form in a Li-foil cell when the cell is charged and discharged to 25% of the theoretical Li capacity (965 mAhg-1) at 1/3 C-rate (5mAcm-2). This dendrite formation causes cell failure after 10 cycles. No dendrites are observed in the Li-powder cell tested for 250 cycles. Li-powder anodes can be used directly in high-capacity cells such as Li-air or Li-S cells.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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