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Li-Booster - SEI-forming electrolyte additive for lithium-ion batteries

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Ref.-No. 2912

Scientists at the MEET battery research center at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University of Muenster have invented an electrolyte additive for the formation of a stable SEI film (SEI = solid electrolyte inter-phase) on anodes for lithium-ion batteries.

These substances are used as additives for a propylene carbonate electrolyte at low concentration. During the first charge / discharge cycle the substance decomposes at the graphite electrode and forms a layer which protects the electrode surface. This result for lithium-ion batteries in a reduced loss of capacity and higher thermal stability thus improved safety.

Li-Booster includes new previously unknown fluorinated ketones (FK). In particular, cycle stability is significantly improved by the SEI formation at the electrode.

Keywords: SEI forming electrolyte additive, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Li-Ion, SEI Education, graphite, thermal stability, MEET

Commercial Opportunities 

Lithium ion batteries are widely used as mobile energy storage. The accumulator performance is significantly increased by the Li-Booster. 

Current Status        

A German patent application can be internationalized worldwide.

PROvendis offers on behalf of the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Muenster licenses to the technology.


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