This invaluable book focuses on the mechanisms of formation of a solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) on the electrode surfaces of lithium-ion batteries. The SEI film is due to electrochemical reduction of species present in the electrolyte. It is widely recognized that the presence of the film plays an essential role in the battery performance, and its very nature can determine an extended (or shorter) life for the battery. In spite of the numerous related research efforts, details on the stability of the SEI composition and its influence on the battery capacity are still controversial. This book carefully analyzes and discusses the most recent findings and advances on this topic.
SEI on Lithium, Graphite, Disordered Carbons and Tin-Based Alloys (E Peled & D Golodnitsky); Identification of Surface Films on Electrodes in Non-Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions: Spectroscopic, Electronic and Morphological Studies (D Aurbach & Y S Cohen); Spectroscopy Studies of Solid-Electrolyte Interphase on Positive and Negative Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries (Z-X Wang et al.); Scanning Probe Microscopy Analysis of the SEI Formation on Graphite Anodes (M Inaba & Z Ogumi); Theoretical Insights into the SEI Components and Formation Mechanism: Density Functional Theory Studies (Y-X Wang & P B Balbuena); Continuum and Statistical Mechanics-Based Models for Solid-Electrolyte Interphases in Lithium-Ion Batteries (H J Ploehn et al.); Development of New Anodes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Their SEI Characterization by Raman and NEXAFS Spectroscopy (G Sandi); The Cathode-Electrolyte Interface in a Li-Ion Battery (K Edstrom et al.); Theoretical Studies on the Structure, Association of Solvent, and Solvation of Li Ion: Implications to SEI Layer Phenomena (Y-X Wang & P B Balbuena).