Cell Gas Pressure

Gases are generated in the cathode, anode and electrolyte during the formation and cycling of a battery cell. As this is a closed system the result is a cell gas pressure. What this gas is composed of, how it behaves and how it changes with State of Charge (SoC) and the cycling of the cell … Read more

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 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