Modeling of the Transport Phenomena in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes

A. Nyman, M. Behm, and G. Lindbergh
Applied Electrochemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
Published in 2008

Modeling of mass transport is an important step in evaluating lithium-ion battery electrolytes and understanding cell performance. For high-power applications, concentration gradients in the electrolyte lead to limiting currents, which limit the power-density of the battery.

The model has been used for determining a complete set of transport and thermodynamic properties for LiPF6 dissolved in an ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate and P(VdF-HFP) polymer. The properties were obtained by comparing the model to a set of experimental data.