Advanced model for solid electrolyte interphase electrodes in liquid and polymer electrolytes

E. Peled*, D. Golodnitsky, G. Ardel

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Recent studies show that the SEI on lithium and on LixC6 anodes in liquid nonaqueous solutions consists of many different materials including Li2O, LiF, LiCl, Li2CO3, LiCO2-R, alkoxides, and nonconducting polymers. The equivalent circuit for such a mosaic-type SEI electrode is extremely complex. It is shown that near room temperature the grain-boundary resistance (Rgb) for polypartcle solid electrolytes is larger than the bulk ionic resistance. Up to now, all models of SEI electrodes ignored the contribution of Rgb to the overall SEI resistance. We show here that this neglect has no justification. On the basis of recent results, we propose here for SEI electrodes equivalent circuits which take into account the contribution of grain-boundary and other interfacial impedance terms. This model accounts for a variety of different types of Nyquist plots reported for lithium and LixC6 electrodes in liquid nonaqueous and polymer electrolytes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L208-L210
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1997


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