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dc.contributor.authorEllis, Leah
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-16T13:00:49Z
dc.date.available2018-08-16T13:00:49Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74117
dc.description.abstractParasitic reactions in lithium-ion cells consume solvent, salt and active lithium ions, resulting in a loss of capacity and eventual cell failure. The projects described in this thesis have the common goal of exposing the chemical mechanisms of these parasitic reactions and probing their effects on cell performance. Three types of projects are described in this thesis. The first part of this thesis is focused on exposing and probing the effects of parasitic reactions that cause the evolution and consumption of gases in lithium-ion cells. The second project is focused on probing how the conditions of the first cycle of a lithium-ion cell impact the amount of parasitic reactions in subsequent cycles. The third project describes the development and use of a new analytical tool for quantifying the solvent/salt ratio in the electrolyte of aged cells. This work improves the understanding of certain parasitic reactions that may contribute to capacity fade and eventual failure of lithium-ion cells.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectlithium-ion cellsen_US
dc.titleProbing the Causes and Effects of Parasitic Reactions in Lithium-Ion Cellsen_US
dc.date.defence2018-04-27
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistryen_US
dc.contributor.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Susan Odomen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Peng Zhangen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Ian Hillen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Mita Dasogen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Harm Rotermunden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Jeff Dahnen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsYesen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseYesen_US
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