International Journal of Energy Research, Vol.44, No.3, 1535-1545, 2020
Thermal safety studies of high energy density lithium-ion batteries under different states of charge
The popularity of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles has promoted the increase of its energy density, and battery cathode and anode materials have developed rapidly in recent years. As the next generation of material systems, high-nickel-content Li-Ni-Co-Mn oxide cathode and high-silicon-content Si-C anode material systems have a high potential for further application. However, safety is a key indicator for their use in traction batteries. We thus conducted a thermal safety analysis of the pouch cells of such a system for different states of charge and revealed the key factors for the thermal safety evolution of batteries by analyzing the morphology and thermal stability of cathodes and anodes.