Transport in polyiodide networks of a self assembled lithium iodide battery

William M. Yourey, Lawrence Weinstein, Glenn G. Amatucci

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As MEMS devices for biomedical and other applications continue to develop and decrease in dimensions, the demand for power supplies with the appropriate size and energy density continues to grow. Although energy density is an important factor, one of the most crucial factors is the ability to fabricate cells in a variety of shapes so to enable the greatest design flexibility when fabricating a device. Recently [1,2] our group has introduced an electrochemically self formed battery to grant a path towards the greatest flexibility. In short, a nanocomposite of an alkali halide such as lithium iodide is placed between current collectors and polarized thereby creating a lithium anode and polyiodide cathode in-situ. As with primary lithium-iodine cells the transport within the cathode is a complex mechanism involving the Li, F and e all within the polyiodide network. After our recent work on in-situ ETS evaluation of the technology, we have launched on an effort to greater understand the limiting transport mechanisms in the positive electrode as a function of polyiodide network development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings - Solid-State Ionics - 2008
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2009
EventSolid-State Ionics 2008 - 2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2008Dec 5 2008

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


OtherSolid-State Ionics 2008 - 2008 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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