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Title: A Database for Comparative Electrochemical Performance of Commercial 18650-Format Lithium-Ion Cells

Abstract

Lithium-ion batteries are a central technology to our daily lives with widespread use in mobile devices and electric vehicles. These batteries are also beginning to be widely used in electric grid infrastructure support applications which have stringent safety and reliability requirements. Typically, electrochemical performance data is not available for modelers to validate their simulations, mechanisms, and algorithms for lithium-ion battery performance and lifetime. In this paper, we report on the electrochemical performance of commercial 18650 cells at a variety of temperatures and discharge currents. We found that LiFePO 4 is temperature tolerant for discharge currents at or below 10 A whereas LiCoO 2, LiNi xCo yAl 1-x-yO 2, and LiNi 0.80Mn 0.15Co 0.05O 2 exhibited optimal electrochemical performance when the temperature is maintained at 15°C. LiNi xCo yAl 1-x-yO 2 showed signs of lithium plating at lower temperatures, evidenced by irreversible capacity loss and emergence of a high-voltage differential capacity peak. Furthermore, all cells need to be monitored for self-heating, as environment temperature and high discharge currents may elicit an unintended abuse condition. Overall, this study shows that lithium-ion batteries are highly application-specific and electrochemical behavior must be well understood for safe and reliable operation. Additionally, data collected in thismore » study is available for anyone to download for further analysis and model validation.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Energy Storage Technology and Systems
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Power Sources R&D
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1421622
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-5859J
Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651; 653835
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 164; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Publisher:
The Electrochemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; lithium iron phosphate; lithium-ion batteries; safety

Citation Formats

Barkholtz, Heather M., Fresquez, Armando, Chalamala, Babu R., and Ferreira, Summer R. A Database for Comparative Electrochemical Performance of Commercial 18650-Format Lithium-Ion Cells. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1149/2.1701712jes.
Barkholtz, Heather M., Fresquez, Armando, Chalamala, Babu R., & Ferreira, Summer R. A Database for Comparative Electrochemical Performance of Commercial 18650-Format Lithium-Ion Cells. United States. doi:10.1149/2.1701712jes.
Barkholtz, Heather M., Fresquez, Armando, Chalamala, Babu R., and Ferreira, Summer R. Fri . "A Database for Comparative Electrochemical Performance of Commercial 18650-Format Lithium-Ion Cells". United States. doi:10.1149/2.1701712jes. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1421622.
@article{osti_1421622,
title = {A Database for Comparative Electrochemical Performance of Commercial 18650-Format Lithium-Ion Cells},
author = {Barkholtz, Heather M. and Fresquez, Armando and Chalamala, Babu R. and Ferreira, Summer R.},
abstractNote = {Lithium-ion batteries are a central technology to our daily lives with widespread use in mobile devices and electric vehicles. These batteries are also beginning to be widely used in electric grid infrastructure support applications which have stringent safety and reliability requirements. Typically, electrochemical performance data is not available for modelers to validate their simulations, mechanisms, and algorithms for lithium-ion battery performance and lifetime. In this paper, we report on the electrochemical performance of commercial 18650 cells at a variety of temperatures and discharge currents. We found that LiFePO4 is temperature tolerant for discharge currents at or below 10 A whereas LiCoO2, LiNixCoyAl1-x-yO2, and LiNi0.80Mn0.15Co0.05O2 exhibited optimal electrochemical performance when the temperature is maintained at 15°C. LiNixCoyAl1-x-yO2 showed signs of lithium plating at lower temperatures, evidenced by irreversible capacity loss and emergence of a high-voltage differential capacity peak. Furthermore, all cells need to be monitored for self-heating, as environment temperature and high discharge currents may elicit an unintended abuse condition. Overall, this study shows that lithium-ion batteries are highly application-specific and electrochemical behavior must be well understood for safe and reliable operation. Additionally, data collected in this study is available for anyone to download for further analysis and model validation.},
doi = {10.1149/2.1701712jes},
journal = {Journal of the Electrochemical Society},
issn = {0013-4651},
number = 12,
volume = 164,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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