International Journal of Energy Research, Vol.44, No.1, 229-241, 2020
Experimental analysis on the degradation behavior of overdischarged lithium-ion battery combined with the effect of high-temperature environment
A set of experiments are performed in the present work to investigate the degradation behavior of lithium-ion battery during overdischarge cycling, as well as the influence of a high-temperature environment on the degradation. Among, different discharge cut-off voltages (1.0, 0.5, and 0.2 V) are included. During the overdischarge process, batteries experience a stage where a violent electro-thermal behavior is exhibited, involving sharp decreases in the voltage and current, and a fierce increase in the surface temperature; moreover, several parameters such as the discharge capacity, energy density, and internal resistances are all increased after overdischarge. Besides, a poor rate capacity and serious capacity degradation can also be seen during the overdischarge cycling, which is further reflected by the evolution of battery surface temperature, charge/discharge voltage, and internal resistances. What is more, it is found that battery electro-thermal parameters, eg, temperature rise, degradation rate, and internal resistances, increase exponentially as overdischarge deepens. Finally, a high-temperature environment is verified to deteriorate the degradation of overdischarged battery.