"Extending the Life of Lithium-Based Rechargeable Batteries by Reaction of Lithium Dendrites with a Novel Silica Nanoparticle Sandwiched Separator"

Kai Liu: Denys Zhuo, Hyun-Wook Lee, Wei Liu, Dingchang Lin, Yingying Lu, and Yi Cui; Advanced Materials, 01/25/17.

Additional Authors: Denys Zhuo, Hyun-Wook Lee, Wei Liu, Dingchang Lin, Yingying Lu, and Yi Cui

Abstract:

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A reaction-protective separator that slows the growth of lithium dendritespenetrating into the separator is produced by sandwiching silica nanoparticles between two polymer separators. The reaction between lithium dendrites and silica nanoparticles consumes the dendrites and can extend the life of the battery by approximately five times.