Protection of Li-metal Anodes through Surface Coating to Enhance the Cycling Performance of Li-S batteries
Anton Marusenko a
a Future Manufacturing Research Institute, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, Reino Unido, Swansea, United Kingdom
Proceedings of SUNRISE September Symposium 2021 ‘Powering Green Recovery’ (SUNRISEIII)
Online, Spain, 2021 September 20th - 22nd
Organizers: Hari Upadhyaya, Adrian Walters, James Durrant, Sara Walters and Georgia Bevan
Invited Speaker, Anton Marusenko, presentation 039
Publication date: 14th September 2021

This project will investigate the performance of different ultra-thin coatings in protecting the anode electrodes of battery coin cells against dendrite formation and parasitic side reactions with electrolytes. Current methods of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) have managed to successfully double the cycle life of Lithium metal anodes. This project will investigate an alternative method, Molecular Vapour Deposition (MVD). Unlike ALD, MVD is easily scalable and therefore highly likely to be commercialised by the battery manufacturing industry if successfully proven to work. This will require the investigation of various thin film materials (currently Al2O3, ZnO) and how their coating on anodes affects cycling performance of our test coin cells. Performance will be determined using sophisticated characterisation techniques such as Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and X-Ray Spectroscopy (XPS)

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