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A new battery-charging method suggested by molecular dynamics simulations

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Abstract

Based on large-scale molecular dynamics simulations, we propose a new charging method that should be capable of charging a lithium-ion battery in a fraction of the time needed when using traditional methods. This charging method uses an additional applied oscillatory electric field. Our simulation results show that this charging method offers a great reduction in the average intercalation time for Li+ ions, which dominates the charging time. The oscillating field not only increases the diffusion rate of Li+ ions in the electrolyte but, more importantly, also enhances intercalation by lowering the corresponding overall energy barrier.

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The article was received on 07 Oct 2009, accepted on 14 Dec 2009 and first published on 21 Jan 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B920970K
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010,12, 2740-2743

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    A new battery-charging method suggested by molecular dynamics simulations

    I. A. Hamad, M. A. Novotny, D. O. Wipf and P. A. Rikvold, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 2740
    DOI: 10.1039/B920970K

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