We investigated the negative electrode behaviors of several mesocarbon microbeads (MCMB) heat-treated over 2000 °C in 1M LiPF 6/propylene carbonate (PC) electrolyte under various charge-discharge current densities. A higher current density provided improved (a highly graphitized MCMB)/Li cell cycle stability as lower graphitized MCMB electrode was used. In addition, two pre-cycles at a higher current density also provided better cycle stability in subsequent cycles at a lower current density. For example, MCMB 6μm in diameter and heat-treated at 2800 °C cycled stably at a current density of 0.2mA cm-2 after 2 pre-cycles at 0.5mA cm-2. A higher current density may provide an adequate surface film at the first charging.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering