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LBP Track 2

Breakthroughs in novel battery chemistries, novel electrode/electrolyte materials, high-capacity cathodes/anodes and system integration have delivered a vast array of automotive, portable and stationary applications. Part 2: Chemistry, Materials & Modeling focuses on significant innovation in research and engineering for energy storage technologies in lithium-ion batteries as well as the significant achievements in safety and reliability.

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Wednesday, November 18

1:45 pm Chairperson’s Remarks

Corey T. Love, Ph.D., Materials Research Engineer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory


1:50 Practical Solutions to Lower the Cost of Batteries

Kenneth GouldKenneth Gould, e-Mobility Technical Systems Engineer, Porsche Cars North America

What is being done in practical terms to lower the cost of batteries? This presentation examines the practical solutions that we have today and explore what future innovations are most likely to deliver a lower cost and higher-energy density battery.


2:20 Safe High-Energy Li-Ion Technology Using Lithium Manganese Phosphate (LMP)

Saori TokuokaSaori Tokuoka, Ph.D., Research Scientist, R&D, Saft

Saft has developed thermally stable cathode materials for high-energy and safe Li-ion cells. Main cathode material is lithium manganese phosphate (LMP), which has clearly shown improved safety feature comparing to conventional lithium metal oxides, with increased energy density over lithium iron phosphate. Not only excellent for safety, LMP is also a viable candidate for long-cycle life, which requires 500-600 cycles with 80% of capacity retention.

2:50 High-Capacity Multivalent Cathodes for Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries

Jagjit NandaJagjit Nanda, Ph.D., Senior Staff Scientist, Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

I examine recent developments and challenges associated with high-voltage (5V) cathodes such as lithium manganese-rich oxides and high-voltage spinel phases, as well as a few plausible approaches to improve phase stability and cycle life. As an alternate approach, I also discuss recent developments in multivalent, transition metal (TM)-based cathodes that can in principle reversibly transfer two lithium ions per TM.

3:20 Late Breaking Presentation (Send Presentation Nominations to Sherry Johnson)

3:35 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

4:15 High-Potential NMC Cathode Materials - A Route to High-Energy Density Li-Ion Batteries?

Marca DoeffMarca M. Doeff, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Our recent work has been directed towards understanding what controls the high-potential behavior of NMC materials, using a combination of microscopy (scanning tunneling electron microscopy/electron energy loss spectroscopy, STEM/EELS) and x-ray synchrotron techniques such as soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy (sXAS). To further ensure stable cycling, electrolytic solutions with improved oxidative stability also need to be used, perhaps in conjunction with coatings such as those produced by atomic layer deposition processing.

4:45 Synthesis and AlF3 Surface Coating of High-Capacity Cathode to Improve Energy Density and Cycle Life

Youngho ShinYoungho Shin, Ph.D., Principal Process Development Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory

The precursors of two high-capacity cathode materials
(Li1.47Ni0.16Mn0.67Co0.16Oy, Li1.07Ni0.61Mn0.33Co0.06Oy) were synthesized by carbonate and hydroxide co-precipitation methods. The physical and electrochemical properties of pristine and AlF3-coated materials were evaluated and it is demonstrated that 0.5 wt% AlF3-coated material shows the highest first discharge capacity (304 mAh/g) and 4 wt% AlF3-coated material shows only 1% capacity drop after 30 cycles.

5:15 Close of Day

5:30 Dinner Workshop Registration

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Thursday, November 19

7:30 am Battery Breakfast Breakout Discussion Groups

Grab coffee and breakfast and join a discussion group. These are moderated discussions with brainstorming and interactive problem solving, allowing conference participants from diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and experiences and develop future collaborations around a focused topic.

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8:45 Chairperson’s Remarks

Marca M. Doeff, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

8:50 New Long-Life Lithium-Ion Battery with Electrically Conductive Corrosion-Resistant Ultrananocrystalline Diamond-Coated Natural Graphite-Copper Anode

Orlando Auciello, Ph.D., Endowed Chair Professor, Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Texas at Dallas

Novel electrically conductive/corrosion-resistant nitrogen-deposed ultrananocrystalline diamond (N-UNCD) coating provides excellent chemically robust encapsulation of commercial natural graphite (NG)/copper (Cu) anodes for Li-ion batteries (LIB), providing a solution to the problem of LIBs’ anode materials degradation. LIBs with N-UNCD-coated NG/Cu anodes exhibit ≥ 10x longer charge/discharge life cycle than current commercial LIBs.

9:20 Future Cathode Materials and Their Challenges for Automotive Li-Ion Cells

Odysseas PaschosOdysseas Paschos, Ph.D., Research Battery Technology, BMW

This presentation highlights BMW’s dedicated efforts to overcome challenges and issues related to future-generation Li-ion cell technologies. This talk outlines issues and challenges that future-generation materials possess and discusses efforts that can improve the performance of the materials from an energy density and lifetime point of view, in order to be utilized in automotive Li-ion cells.


9:50 What’s New with Metal-Oxygen Batteries? An Atomic-Scale Perspective

Donald SiegelDonald J. Siegel, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan

Metal-oxygen batteries continue to attract interest due to their high theoretical specific energies. However, several challenges must be overcome before these batteries can be viable. This presentation describes multiscale computational studies aimed at revealing the atomic-scale mechanisms responsible for these limitations. Based on these findings, opportunities for improving cell performance will be discussed.

10:20 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


11:00 Si-Based Alloy Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries

Mark Obrovac, Ph.D., Associate Professor, NSERC/3M Canada Ltd.; Industrial Research Chair in Battery Materials, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University

Si-based alloys can have significantly larger volumetric and gravimetric energy density than graphite when used as a negative electrode in Li-ion cells. However, Si expands in volume by 280% upon full lithiation. This can cause structural deterioration of the anode material and anode coating. In this presentation the performance of Si alloy materials will be discussed in relation to their composition and microstructure.

11:30 Conduction Phenomena in Atomic Layer Deposition Coatings on Nanoscale Electrode Materials

Corey LoveCorey T. Love, Ph.D., Materials Research Engineer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Many battery electrode materials can only achieve high specific capacity at the nanoscale. We use nanoscale atomic layer deposition (ALD) of Al2O3 coatings onto nanostructured silicon as a model anode composite materials to show the chemical and mechanical advantages on thin coatings. Our combined theoretical and experimental efforts seek to understand conduction phenomena at the nanoscale and provide suitable ALD-coating strategies to mitigate deleterious surface reactions and mechanical fracture.

12:00 pm Session Break

12:15 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own

1:00 Session Break


1:30 Chairperson’s Remarks

Corey T. Love, Ph.D., Materials Research Engineer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

1:35 Dry Electrode Processing of Lithium-Ion Electrodes

Michael EskraMichael D. Eskra, President, Eskra Technical Products, Inc.

Significant cost reduction can be obtained by eliminating any solvents or liquids in the fabrication of lithium-ion electrodes. We describe the totally dry process that has been developed with the concept of quick product changeover and improved process control as targets. The methodology and testing results will be presented showing that the process can significantly reduce cost as well as improve cell performance regardless of active materials used.


2:05 Parameter Estimation Using High-Fidelity Electrochemical Transient Methods

Ed FontesEd Fontes, Ph.D., CTO, Development, COMSOL AB

Accurate and validated models of Li-ion batteries are key in optimizing devices and systems performance. We introduce a novel simulation approach to build and use such models. The methodology used includes a detailed model of reactions and transport phenomena in the cell with parameter estimation from transient experimental data.

2:35 Li-ion Safety Improvement by Using Ceramic Coated Separator and Battery Internal Shorting Measurements

John Zhang, Ph.D, CTO, Celgard

The paper will present simplified Li-ion safety mechanism for mass production batteries among top battery producers. Using ceramic coated separated separator can greatly improve Li-ion safety, battery cycling, rate capability with greatly increased energy density (higher charge voltages). In addition, we will also discuss Li-ion safety to human beings by differentiating various battery internal shorts (>95% field incidents) that can create different levels of hazards.

3:05 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

3:35 Model-Based Design and Integration of Large Li-Ion Battery Systems

Kandler SmithKandler Smith, Ph.D., Vehicle Energy Storage Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This presentation introduces physics-based models of batteries and software toolsets, including those developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric-Drive Vehicle Batteries Program (CAEBAT). The presentation highlights achievements and gaps in model-based tools for materials-to-systems design, lifetime prediction and control.

4:05 Enabling Long-Life High-Energy Density Lithium-Ion Cells

Daniel AbrahamDaniel Abraham, Ph.D., Engineer, Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory

Considerable materials research is being conducted worldwide to extend Li-ion battery technology from consumer electronics to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in HEVs and battery electric vehicles (EVs). This presentation reviews results from our cell life testing and physicochemical diagnostic experiments, and identifies phenomena and mechanisms responsible for cell performance and degradation. Strategies for designing safe, long-life lithium-ion cells, which include the development of electrolyte additives and electrode coatings, will be highlighted.

4:35 Late Breaking Presentation

5:05 Close of Conference

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