The SEI Layer Formed on Lithium Metal in the Presence of Oxygen: A Seldom Considered Component in the Development of the Li-O2 battery
2013 (English)In: Journal of Power Sources, ISSN 0378-7753, Vol. 225, 40-45 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The SEI layer formed on metallic Li which has been used as an anode in a Li-O2 battery is studied for the first time. We have used XPS to monitor the surface composition of the lithium electrode and have identified the various chemical species present. The XPS results indicated that the composition of the SEI layer is affected by the presence of oxygen and is unstable during cycling. We also observed decomposition products from the binder material used in the cathode on the surface of the lithium anode. This new SEI layer has an increased resistance affecting the lithium deposition which is essential for battery operation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 225, 40-45 p.
Litihum-air, SEI, solid electrolyte interphase, Li-O2, Battery, Lithium anode, XPS, Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Physical Chemistry Materials Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183344DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.10.011ISI: 000313923400007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183344DiVA: diva2:562472