Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.

Issue 10, 2011
Previous Article Next Article

Multi-scale study of thermal stability of lithiated graphite

Author affiliations


Safety remains a major issue for the graphite anode used in lithium-ion batteries. The thermal stability of lithiated graphite was studied by atomic-scale characterization and cell tests. The results revealed that the thermal decomposition of the solid–electrolyte interface is the most easily triggered chemical reaction in lithium-ion cells and plays a critical role in determining the battery safety. It was also shown that natural graphite containing a small amount of 3R graphite had much better thermal stability than mesocarbon microbeads that had no detectable 3R graphite.

Graphical abstract: Multi-scale study of thermal stability of lithiated graphite

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 20 May 2011, accepted on 15 Jun 2011 and first published on 05 Aug 2011

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01786A
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 4023-4030
  •   Request permissions

    Multi-scale study of thermal stability of lithiated graphite

    Z. Chen, Y. Qin, Y. Ren, W. Lu, C. Orendorff, E. P. Roth and K. Amine, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 4023
    DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01786A

Search articles by author