Development and experimental verification of a mathematical model of lithium ion battery

D. A. Bograchev, Yu M. Vol'Fkovich, V. S. Dubasova, A. F. Nikolenko, T. A. Ponomareva, V. E. Sosenkin

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A model of the lithium ion battery is developed which takes into account intercalation and extraction of lithium ions in the active mass of negative and positive electrodes, the dependences of equilibrium electrode potentials on the concentration of intercalated lithium, the ion transfer in pores of electrodes and the separator, the kinetics of electrode reactions, and the electric double layer charging. As the active material for the negative electrode, UAMS graphite material is used. Lithium-nickel-cobalt oxide serves as the positive electrode. The porous structure of electrodes is studied by the method of standard contact porosimetry. Sufficiently high porosity values found for both electrodes (50% for anode and 27% for cathode) made it possible to consider the interface as regards the internal pore surface found from porosimetry data rather than as regards their external surface as in the previous studies. A comparison of calculated and experimental discharge curves demonstrates their closeness, which points to the correctness of the model. By the fitting procedure, the coefficients of solid-state diffusion of lithium ions and the rate constants for reactions on both electrodes are found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
JournalRussian Journal of Electrochemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • electric double layer
  • extraction
  • graphite
  • intercalation
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • lithium-nickel-cobalt oxide
  • mathematical simulations
  • porosimetry
  • solid-state diffusion


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