Lithium Plating

Application ID: 100341

Deposition of metallic lithium on the negative electrode in preference to lithium intercalation is known to be a capacity loss and safety concern for lithium-ion batteries. Harsh charge conditions such as high currents (fast charging) and/or low temperatures can lead to lithium plating. This tutorial investigates lithium plating by using the lithium-ion battery interface to predict when and where to expect plating in a cell. The resulting capacity loss is predicted for different temperatures and charging rates.

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