Cell Expansion

As you charge a cell it expands, when you discharge a cell it contracts and as the cell ages over its lifetime we see a continuing cell expansion. Thus the cell expansion can be divided into: The reversible cell expansion comes from changes in graphite layer spacing associated with different graphite-lithium intercalation compounds induce reversible … Read more

Cell Specifications

What do we need to see on a cell specifications sheet? Of course we need high level data, but I think we need quite a bit more. This is my starter, but I would like to develop this list into a more concise draft for a datasheet. Some of the better datasheets are from Saft … Read more

Benefits of Aluminium Cell Housings for Cylindrical Lithium-ion Batteries

A 4680 cell concept The battery industry is targeting larger cell formats, which enable simplified module design and cell-to-pack or even cell-to-chassis solutions. In this regard, hard case battery cells and in particular cylindrical cells will play an important role in enabling the named developments. Tesla‚Äôs announcement of a tabless 4680 cylindrical LIB has triggered … Read more

Cylindrical Cell Electrode Estimation

Cylindrical Cell Electrode Estimation: An alternative geometric approach. Here we present a simple method for estimating electrode length in a cylindrical cell. The method is equally applicable to other formats since we make an estimation of the total active electrode area. Results require knowledge of one electrode Active Material (AM) chemistry, electrode porosity and thickness … Read more

Cell Electrode Pressure

The cell electrode pressure is required to keep the cell operating at it’s peak performance over it’s lifetime. However, is there an optimum pressure and why exactly does the cell need it? As the cell is charged lithium ions move into the graphite anode and the cell will increase in thickness. Silicon in the anode … Read more

Tesla 4680 Cell

Tesla 4680

The Tesla 4680 cell has intrigued ever since it was announced. A cylindrical cell that is 46mm in diameter and 80mm high. Estimated Specifications: Capacity tests [6]: Capacity: 23.35Ah at 2.5A discharge ~C/10 Capacity: 20Ah at 25A discharge ~1C 26.5Ah (estimate based on 21700 5Ah volumetric energy density) and this fits with capacity of the … Read more