A polymerized vinylene carbonate anode binder enhances performance of lithium-ion batteries

Zhao H., Zhou X., Park S., Shi F., Fu Y., Ling M., ...More

JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, vol.263, pp.288-295, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 263
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.04.063
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.288-295
  • Keywords: Vinylene carbonate, Graphite exfoliation, Lithium-ion battery, Solid electrolyte interphase (SEI), HYBRID FILMS, SURFACE, LIQUID, BLACK
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We investigated the use of polymerized vinylene carbonate (polyVC) as a binder for graphite anodes in lithium-ion cells. It functions not only of a traditional binder, but also plays an important role in surface stabilization of graphite in propylene carbonate (PC)-based electrolytes. In an electrolyte with PC content as high as 30 wt%, the polyVC binder enhanced battery performance, with a reversible capacity of similar to 170 mAh g(-1) at a delithiation rate of 1 C, whereas a comparable graphite cell fabricated with a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) binder failed to cycle. Published by Elsevier B.V.