The dissolution and deposition behavior in lithium powder electrode

Jin Suk Kim, Woo Young Yoon, Keon Young Yi, Bok Ki Kim, Byung Won Cho

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The morphological changes of a lithium powder electrode during cycling (discharge/charge) were observed at various current densities by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The dissolution of the lithium powder electrode seemed to occur uniformly in the whole body of the electrode during discharge, and deposition occurred so as to sustain the initial powder shape during successive charging at a low current density. A model of the current density distribution and bonding number differences was developed, which rationalized the dissolution and deposition behaviors of the lithium ions. The suppression of dendritic growth in the lithium powder electrode was also understood from the standpoint of the Sand's time. The increased cycling life and small volume changes in the lithium powder electrode cell were able to be understood based on these behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-624
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 20

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Korea Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2004-041-D00311).


  • Dissolution and deposition behavior
  • Lithium metal secondary cell
  • Lithium powder
  • Morphological change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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