Adhesive PEG-based binder for aqueous fabrication of thick Li4Ti5O12 electrode
Abbreviated Journal Title
Aqueous process; Water-soluble; Binder; Li4Ti5O12; Lithium-ion batteries; LI-ION BATTERIES; LITHIUM-ION; ELECTROCHEMICAL PERFORMANCE; POLYMER; ELECTROLYTES; NEGATIVE ELECTRODE; COMPOSITE ELECTRODES; POLYACRYLIC-ACID; LIFEPO4; STABILITY; ANODE; Electrochemistry
We report the first fully compressed Li4Ti5O12 electrode designed by an aqueous process. An adhesive, elastomeric, and lithium ion conductive PEG-based copolymer is used as a binder for the aqueous fabrication thick, flexible, and densely packed Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) electrodes. Self-adherent cathode films exceeding 200 mu m in thickness and withholding high active mass loadings of 28 mg/cm(2) deliver 4.2 mAh/cm(2) at C/2 rate. Structurally defect-free electrodes are fabricated by casting aqueous cathode slurries onto nickel foam, dried, and hard-calendared at 10 tons/cm(2). As a multifunctional material, the binder is synthesized by the copolymerization of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA), methyl methacrylate (MMA), and isobutyl vinyl ether (IBVE) in optimal proportions. Furthermore, coordinating the binder with lithium salt is necessary for the electrode to function. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
"Adhesive PEG-based binder for aqueous fabrication of thick Li4Ti5O12 electrode" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4769.