A combinatorial approach toward the discovery of electrolyte formulations for non-aqueous electrochemical energy storage devices

Charles Cartier, Zhange Feng, Jim Faulk, Daniel Alberto Scherson

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A unique robot-type instrument is herein described capable of producing large numbers of non-aqueous electrolyte mixtures involving the most common organic carbonate solvents either currently in use or being considered by the Li-ion battery industry. The ability of this device to accurately dispense computer-controlled mixtures of often highly volatile solvents was validated by comparing the intended formulations against data collected by gas-chromatography-mass spectrometric analysis which yielded results within 3.5% of each other. Key to the success of this powerful combinatorial strategy was the use of temperature-controlled reservoirs to decrease the vapor pressure of the solvents involved, as well as the selection of an appropriate solvent and technique to prevent solvent mixing during the aspiration-delivery steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A110-A114
JournalECS Electrochemistry Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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