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Title: Materials for lithium-ion battery safety

Abstract

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are considered to be one of the most important energy storage technologies. As the energy density of batteries increases, battery safety becomes even more critical if the energy is released unintentionally. Accidents related to fires and explosions of LIBs occur frequently worldwide. Some have caused serious threats to human life and health and have led to numerous product recalls by manufacturers. These incidents are reminders that safety is a prerequisite for batteries, and serious issues need to be resolved before the future application of high-energy battery systems. This Review aims to summarize the fundamentals of the origins of LIB safety issues and highlight recent key progress in materials design to improve LIB safety. As a result, we anticipate that this Review will inspire further improvement in battery safety, especially for emerging LIBs with high-energy density.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1475493
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher:
AAAS
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Liu, Kai, Liu, Yayuan, Lin, Dingchang, Pei, Allen, and Cui, Yi. Materials for lithium-ion battery safety. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aas9820.
Liu, Kai, Liu, Yayuan, Lin, Dingchang, Pei, Allen, & Cui, Yi. Materials for lithium-ion battery safety. United States. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aas9820.
Liu, Kai, Liu, Yayuan, Lin, Dingchang, Pei, Allen, and Cui, Yi. Fri . "Materials for lithium-ion battery safety". United States. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aas9820. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1475493.
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title = {Materials for lithium-ion battery safety},
author = {Liu, Kai and Liu, Yayuan and Lin, Dingchang and Pei, Allen and Cui, Yi},
abstractNote = {Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are considered to be one of the most important energy storage technologies. As the energy density of batteries increases, battery safety becomes even more critical if the energy is released unintentionally. Accidents related to fires and explosions of LIBs occur frequently worldwide. Some have caused serious threats to human life and health and have led to numerous product recalls by manufacturers. These incidents are reminders that safety is a prerequisite for batteries, and serious issues need to be resolved before the future application of high-energy battery systems. This Review aims to summarize the fundamentals of the origins of LIB safety issues and highlight recent key progress in materials design to improve LIB safety. As a result, we anticipate that this Review will inspire further improvement in battery safety, especially for emerging LIBs with high-energy density.},
doi = {10.1126/sciadv.aas9820},
journal = {Science Advances},
number = 6,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 22 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Fri Jun 22 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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