Encapsulating battery components with melting gels

Lisa C. Klein, Andrei Jitianu

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Abstract

For forming hermetic seals, melting gels are being studied as an alternative to epoxy. A typical melting gel is prepared by mixing together methyltriethoxysilane (MTES) and dimethyldiethoxysilane (DMDES), precursors with one or two methyl groups substituted for ethoxy. The methyl groups do not hydrolyze, which limits the network-forming capability of the precursors and contributes to the unusual softening behavior of the gels. The hermeticity of melting gels has been evaluated, both in contact with ionizing solvents used in electrolytes and in contact with metallic lithium. Melting gels limit gas transport and protect battery components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies III
EditorsTatsuki Ohji, Josef Matyas, Navin Jose Manjooran, Gary Pickrell, Andrei Jitianu
PublisherAmerican Ceramic Society
Pages279-286
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781118996683
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventAdvances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies III - Materials Science and Technology 2013 Conference and Exhibition, MS and T 2013 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Oct 27 2013Oct 31 2013

Publication series

NameCeramic Transactions
Volume250
ISSN (Print)1042-1122

Other

OtherAdvances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies III - Materials Science and Technology 2013 Conference and Exhibition, MS and T 2013
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period10/27/1310/31/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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