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Electric batteries -- Design and construction, Electrochemistry, Peroxides -- Volumetric analysis, Lithium cells


Li-air batteries are attractive candidates to be used in electric vehicles (EV) due to their high theoretical capacity, which results in an improved range, a requirement to make EV competitive against fossil fuel powered vehicles. However, Li-air battery technology is considered to be far from commercialization, due to its short lifespan. The decomposition of the electrolyte and its effect on cyclablity has been widely studied, no so much the cathode. The presence of undesirable reaction by-products at the cathode that affect the battery performance has been quantified through XRD and SEM. This work will make use of recently reported novel adaptation of titration techniques to study cathode degradation in Li-air batteries, along capacity, cyclability, and EIS studies, to characterize the effect of different carbon materials used as cathodes in Li-air batteries.


This is a summary of TREC research project NITC-SS-735, which can be found online at

The final report and supplemental files associated with this research is available at

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