Thermal conductivity and internal temperature profiles of Li-ion secondary batteries
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Original versionJournal of Power Sources. 2017, 359 592-600. 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.05.045
In this paper we report the thermal conductivity for several battery components. Materials were obtained from several electrode- and separator suppliers, and some were extracted from commercial batteries. We measured with and without electrolyte solvent and at different compaction pressures. The experimentally obtained values are used in a thermal model and corresponding internal temperature profiles are shown. The thermal conductivity of dry separator materials was found to range from 0.07 ± 0.01 to 0.18 ± 0.02 WK−1m−1 . Dry electrode (active) materials ranged from 0.13 ± 0.02 to 0.61 ± 0.02 WK−1m−1 . Adding the electrolyte solvent increased the thermal conductivity of electrode (active) materials by at least a factor of 2.