ENG (SERC): 3-4772: Advanced course on Lithium-Ion Batteries

Faculty - Incharge:

Dr. K. Ramesha, Dr. M. Jayakumar, Dr. A. S. Prakash.


Course Details

Module I: Electrochemistry and processes

Week 1A historical perspective-voltaic cells-galvanic cells-primary & secondary batteries
Week 2Thermodynamics of galavanic cells-Faraday's law of electrolysis-e.m.f and cell reactions-standard cells-standard electrode potentials
Week 3Nernst equation-relationship between thermodynamic quantities and cell emf.
Week 4Kinetics of electrode processes-dynamic equilibrium-Arrhenius equation
Week 5Standard rate constant-charge transfer processes-over potential
Week 6Butler-Volmer equation-exchange current-symmetry factor
Week 7Tafel equation. Battery performance - polarization losses
Week 8Capacity-energy-polarization and discharge curves-thermal management.
Week 9Electrode - electrolyte interface, self-assembled monolayers (SAM)
Evaluation - I

Module II: Lithium battery - materials, components and advances

Week 10Anode-mechanisms- intercalation, conversion, alloying
Week 11Carbonaceous anodes, graphitic anodes, disordered carbons, new form of carbons.
Week 12Other alternative anodes-oxides and sulphides, alloy anodes (Sn, Si systems).
Week 13Cathode materials-layered, framework structures, different crystal systems-spinel, olivines-other new materials
Week 14Electrolytes: organic-polymeric-ionicliquids-properties
Week 15Viscosity-dielectric-conductivity-selection of salt and solvent
Week 16Aprotic organic electrolytes. Solid-electrolyte interphase, Polymer electrolytes, dry, gel and composites
Week 17Polymer membranes, Ionic liquids
Week 18Separators: materials, properties, porosity, thermal, mechanical and electrochemical stability.
Week 19Safety, assembly and recycling- safety tests and protocols, assembly and testing, recycling, electrochemical tests, stability of electrodes.
Evaluation II
Week 20Synthesis approaches for battery materials and crystallography: electrode material synthesis, methods, thermodynamics, low temperature methods, processes, Nano materials for Li-ion batteries, core-shell, porous structures, control on morphology/size of particles.
Week 21Basic crystallography, structures, crystal chemistry, structure-property relationship.
Week 22Instrumental methods in Li-ion battery research: XRD analysis
Week 23Microscopy (SEM, TEM), thermal analysis (TGA, DTA, DSC),
Week 24IR, Raman analysis, in-situ techniques.
Week 25Electro-analytical techniques, cyclic voltametry, GITT
Week 26Charge-discharge, capacity, life cycle studies, Impedance analysis
Week 27Density functional theory - atomic modeling of lithium battery systems-electrochemical properties and stability of electrode during intercalation process.
Final Evaluation
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