Influence of Mixing Process on the Performance of Electrodes Made by a Dry Coating Method

Ming Wang, Kubra Uzun, Bradley R. Frieberg, Jiazhi Hu, Anita Li, Xiaosong Huang, Yang Tse Cheng

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Thick NMC-LMO blend positive electrodes were manufactured using dry-powder electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) to avoid the use of unwanted solvents. The effects of two dry powder mixing processes prior to ESD on the dry-made electrodes were investigated by peel tests, electrochemical techniques, and microscopic analyses. Electrodes made using high-speed mixing had a dense carbon black/binder layer on the active materials (AM), limiting their contact area with the electrolyte and decreasing the ionic conductivity. Electrodes made using ball mill mixing exhibited a porous structure, enabling more AM-electrolyte contact, thus improving ionic conductivity and lowering charge transfer resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010541
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2023

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© 2023 The Electrochemical Society (“ECS”). Published on behalf of ECS by IOP Publishing Limited.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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