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ERIC Number: EJ1013554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Modeling the Lithium Ion Battery
Summerfield, John
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n4 p453-455 Apr 2013
The lithium ion battery will be a reliable electrical resource for many years to come. A simple model of the lithium ions motion due to changes in concentration and voltage is presented. The battery chosen has LiCoO[subscript 2] as the cathode, LiPF[subscript 6] as the electrolyte, and LiC[subscript 6] as the anode. The concentration gradient and voltage gradient is linearized in two forms of Fick's first law of diffusion. The voltage gradient increases the motion of the lithium ions by a factor of 100 compared to the concentration gradient. Possible extensions of this simple model are also addressed. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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