Cell Performance of Ultra-Thin Polymer Cathode System: Theoretical Energy and Power Density Projections
Technical rept. no. 3, Jul 1988-Jun 1989
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS CORROSION RESEARCH CENTER
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Theoretical energy and power density values for thin film Lithium liquid electrolytepolymer cell systems were calculated by designing a specific cell model for both a prismatic cell with only the basic cell elements no hardware and a bipolar-design cell with some idealized practical hardware. The cell performance is compared for three different cathode polymer materials, viz. , polyaniline, polypyrrole, and polyvinylferrocene. The energy and power densities are estimated as a function of cathode thickness, active cell area, and initial concentration of electrolyte for very thin cathode films cathode thickness Lc1 to 100 micrometer in both single cell and bipolar designs. The energy and the power estimated at 80 Whkg and 800 kWkg for 10 micrometer cathodes. Problems of battery manufacturing process were not addressed.
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