Effect of Cell Impedance on Lithium Transport

  • Su-Il Pyun
  • Heon-Cheol Shin
  • Jong-Won Lee
  • Joo-Young Go
Part of the Monographs in Electrochemistry book series (MOEC)


Lithium transport through intercalation compounds, including transition metal oxides and carbonaceous materials, has been known for a long time to be limited by solid-state lithium diffusion and most studies on the cell reaction kinetics have been accordingly focused on lithium transport through the active materials [1–10]. However, a number of anomalous transport behaviors, which have never been explained on the basis of the “diffusion-controlled” concept, have been reported for various materials, demanding a new model to explain the lithium transport behavior [11–23]. The understanding of these anomalous phenomena entered a new phase when the real mechanism of lithium transport was revealed to be a “cell-impedance-controlled” process, not a “diffusion-controlled” one [24–35]. This chapter deals with the typical anomalous lithium transport behaviors and explains the importance of the cell impedance as the main factor affecting lithium transport.


Current Transient Lithium Content Initial Potential Lithium Insertion Potential Jump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Su-Il Pyun
    • 1
  • Heon-Cheol Shin
    • 2
  • Jong-Won Lee
    • 3
  • Joo-Young Go
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Materials Science & Eng. Korea Adv. Inst. of Science and Techn.Jeju National UniversityDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.School of Materials Science & Eng.Pusan National Univ.Busan, Geumjeong-guRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Fuel Cell Research CenterKorea Inst. of Energy ResearchDaejonRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.SB LiMotive Co., LtdGyeonggi-doRepublic of Korea

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