|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
||Electrospun Separators for Structural Battery Applications
||Wisawat Keaswejjareansuk, Jianyu Liang
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Lithium-ion battery (LIB) has been utilized in energy storages and source. Structural battery is a new approach that employs multifunctional material concept to use LIB with load-bearing capability to minimize the weight of the complete energy consumption system and maximize the efficiency. Separator has been known as the weakest part of LIB. This work aims at creating electrospun polymer membranes with nanostructures as next generation LIB separator with improved properties. Electrospinning (ES) employs the electrostatic force to control the production of nanofibers from polymer solutions. Solution and process parameters, such as concentration of solution, ES voltage, and solution feed rate, have been studied to achieve the desirable membrane properties. In this study scanning electron microscopy, dynamic scanning calorimetry, tensile testing and electrochemical testing have been used to characterize the electrospun membranes. Design of experiments has also been utilized to optimize the parameters in creating an improved separator for structural batteries.
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