|Title||Development of safe, green and high performance ionic liquids-based batteries (ILLIBATT project)|
|Publication Type||Articolo su Rivista peer-reviewed|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Balducci, A., Jeong S.S., Kim G.T., Passerini S., Winter M., Schmuck M., Appetecchi Giovanni Battista, Marcilla R., Mecerreyes D., Barsukov V., Khomenko V., Cantero I., De Meatza I., Holzapfel M., and Tran N.|
|Journal||Journal of Power Sources|
|Keywords||Binders, Cathodic materials, Coulombic efficiency, Electrolytes, European project, High capacity, High cycle, Innovative component, Ionic liquids, Ions, Lithium, Lithium batteries, Lithium ions, Polymeric electrolytes, Polymeric ionic liquids, Polymers, Safety testing, Safety tests, Water-soluble binders|
This manuscript presents the work carried out within the European project ILLIBATT, which was dedicated to the development of green, safe and high performance ionic liquids-based lithium batteries. Different types of ionic liquids-based electrolytes were developed in the project, based on different ionic liquids and polymers. Using these electrolytes, the performance of several anodic and cathodic materials has been tested and promising results have been obtained. Also, electrodes were formulated using water soluble binders. Using these innovative components, lithium-ion and lithium-metal battery prototypes (0.7-0.8 Ah) have been assembled and cycled between 100% and 0% SOC. The results of these tests showed that such ionic liquids-based prototypes are able to display high capacity, high coulombic efficiency and high cycle life. Moreover, safety tests showed that the introduction of these alternative electrolytes positively contribute to the safety of the batteries. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
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