Lithium Plating with Deformation

Application ID: 101681

In a lithium metal battery, lithium metal is deposited during charging on the negative electrode. Mass transport and ohmic effects in the electrolyte cause small protrusions on the metal surface to be subjected to accelerated growth during charging. In worst case scenarios, this leads to the formation of dendrites, internal short circuits and thermal runaway scenarios. This tutorial model explores the method of reverse pulse charging for mitigating the formation of dendrites.

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