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|Title:||Selected Examples of NMR Spectroscopy Towards the Characterization of Next Generation Lithium Ion Battery Materials|
|Keywords:||electrochemistry;NMR;lithium ion battery;in-situ;deep eutectic electrolytes;manganese trapping;rotobattery;cellulosic substrate;SiO|
|Abstract:||The research described here encompasses several different aspects of lithium ion battery operation including deep eutectic electrolytes, manganese trapping evaluation, silicon monoxide anodes, and in-situ NMR development under both static and spinning conditions. Individually, the results of these investigations as contained within the corresponding chapters contribute valuable insight. Collectively, they represent a snapshot into the numerous different ways in which nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is applicable to lithium ion battery characterization. For instance, the deep eutectic electrolytes thus studied were amenable to diffusion coefficient characterization via the 1H, 7Li and 19F nuclei. This provided dynamical information on the anion, cation and neutral component and lent itself well towards parameterization of molecular dynamics simulations. The results thus obtained were useful in describing this relatively understudied class of electrolytes. Another example is that of the evaluation of manganese trapping. In this context 7Li NMR measurements were used to investigate the competitive inhibition of manganese trapping in crown ethers by lithium. Candidate crown ethers were thus evaluated for their ability to trap Mn2+ and Mn3+ in a lithium rich environment. Given the detrimental effects that manganese dissolution from cathode materials has on cycle life performance, the NMR enabled assessment of the appropriate chelating agents had identifiable importance. Additionally described was the progress made with silicon monoxide anodes supported on cellulosic substrates. The high active material loadings achieved, while also intriguing from a performance perspective, enabled 29Si MAS-NMR and 7Li static in-situ NMR measurements. For the in-situ measurements in particular, a novel cell design was constructed to utilize the advantages of a cellulosic substrate in this context. This has also enabled preliminary work on a spinning in-situ design.|
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