Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 49, Issue 7, pp 639–646 | Cite as

In situ Raman spectroscopic analysis of solvent co-intercalation behavior into a solid electrolyte interphase-covered graphite electrode

  • Shohei MaruyamaEmail author
  • Tomokazu Fukutsuka
  • Kohei Miyazaki
  • Takeshi Abe
Research Article
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  1. Batteries


Solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) on a graphite-negative electrode plays an important role in lithium-ion batteries. The roles of the SEI involve a passivation of a solvent co-intercalation reaction, but why the SEI can suppress the solvent co-intercalation reaction is not fully understood. In this study, the solvent co-intercalation behavior against various SEI-covered graphite electrodes was investigated using cyclic voltammetry and in situ Raman spectroscopy. Ethylene carbonate (EC)-treated, vinylene carbonate (VC)-treated, and untreated graphite electrodes were compared in a dimethoxyethane (DME)-based electrolyte solution. Whereas the DME co-intercalation constantly proceeded from 1.2 to 0.6 V versus Li/Li+ for the untreated graphite electrode, the co-intercalation was relatively suppressed above 0.8 V versus Li/Li+ for the EC-treated and VC-treated graphite electrodes. Below 0.7 V versus Li/Li+, the VC-treated electrode exhibited higher passivation ability than the EC-treated one. In addition, the co-intercalation behavior in electrolyte solutions containing an SEI-reagent in advance was also investigated. In this case, the passivation ability was further improved.

Graphical abstract


Lithium-ion battery Graphite Solid electrolyte interphase Solvent co-intercalation In situ Raman spectroscopy 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shohei Maruyama
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Tomokazu Fukutsuka
    • 1
    • 4
  • Kohei Miyazaki
    • 1
    • 2
  • Takeshi Abe
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Hall of Global Environmental ResearchKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Research Division of Environmental TechnologyMorinomiya Center, Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and TechnologyOsakaJapan
  4. 4.Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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