Advanced Batteries: Materials Science Aspects by Robert Huggins

By Robert Huggins

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Any self-discharge mechanism that reduces the remaining capacity must involve either transport of neutral species, or concurrent transport of neutral combinations of charged species, through the cell. Since this latter process involves the transport of charged species, it is electrochemical self-discharge. There are also several methods by which individual neutral species can move across a cell. These include transport through an adjacent vapor phase, cracks in a solid electrolyte, or as a dissolved gas in a liquid electrolyte.

1 above. If this did not happen, pure A would be deposited at the right hand electrolyte interface. The chemical composition on both sides of the electrolyte would then be the same; there would be no driving force to cause further transport of ionic species through the electrolyte, and therefore no external voltage. If B+ ions, rather than A+ ions, are present in the electrolyte, so that B species flow from right to left, the direction of electron flow, and consequently the voltage polarity, in the external circuit will be opposite from that discussed above; the reaction product will form on the left side, rather than on the right side.

30) Measurements of the rate of heat generation by Joule heating under open circuit conditions can be used to evaluate the rate of self-discharge in practical cells. 6 What If Current is Drawn from the Cell? If current is drawn from the cell into an external circuit, the normal mode of operation when chemical energy is converted into electrical energy, it flows through the ionic impedance, Zi . This results in an additional voltage drop of Iout Zi , further reducing the output voltage. 31) Eout = Ethti − Iout Zi The value of the ionic impedance of the system, Zi , may increase with the value of the output current as the result of current-dependent impedances at the electrolyte/electrode interfaces.

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