Suggested Citation: Ma, Tianyi, Siyuan Wu, Fang Wang, Joseph H. Lacap, Chunjing Lin, Shiqiang Liu, Mohan Wei, Weijian Hao, Yunshi Wang, Jae Wan Park (2020) Degradation Mechanism Study and Safety Hazard Analysis of Overdischarge on Commercialized Lithium-ion Batteries. Applied Materials and Interfaces 12 (50)
With the continuous improvement of the energy density of traction batteries for electric vehicles, the safety of batteries over their entire lifecycle has become the most critical issue in the development of electric vehicles. Abuse of electricity encountered in the application of batteries has a great impact on the safety of traction batteries. In this study, focused on the overdischarge phenomenon that is most likely to be encountered in the practical use of electric vehicles and grid storage, the impact of overdischarge on battery performance degradation is analyzed by neutron imaging technology and its safety hazards is systematically explored, combined with multimethods including electrochemical analysis and structural characterization. Results reveal the deterioration of the internal structure of traction batteries due to the overdischarge behavior and play a guiding role in the testing and evaluation of the safety of traction batteries.