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Lithium–Ion Batteries

  1. Brett L. Lucht,
  2. Tippawan Markmaitree,
  3. Li Yang

Published Online: 18 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia818

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Lucht, B. L., Markmaitree, T. and Yang, L. 2011. Lithium–Ion Batteries. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JAN 2011


Currently used electrolytes for lithium ion batteries have poor thermal stability, which results in a decrease in their calendar life. The thermal decomposition reactions of LiPF6-based electrolytes in solution and with the surfaces of the electrode materials are reviewed. Methods to inhibit thermal decomposition reactions and improve calendar life are also discussed.


  • electric vechiles;
  • energy storage;
  • calender life;
  • lithium ion batteries;
  • electrolytes;
  • thermal stability