Title

Improving Lithium Ion Batteries Using LFP Nanoparticle Cathodes

School Name

South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

The potential of nanoparticles exceeds expectations due to their adaptability and capability. The central goal of our project involves replacing the cathode in lithium ion batteries with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) nanoparticles. These nanoparticles were tested to see if they improve the capacity, charge rate, or overall charge compared to commercially available batteries. The synthesis of LFP nanoparticles is the key part of constructing custom coin cell batteries, set to mimic commercial lithium ion batteries. The synthesis begins with the combination of chemicals that form a specific ratio of Lithium, Iron, and Phosphorus, making LFP nanoparticles in the specific orientation desired. The end goal of this project is to create coin cell batteries that have an improved charge-discharge performance when compared to common lithium ion batteries. The final result was a battery that had an improved charge rate and longer capacity.

Location

Furman Hall 108

Start Date

3-28-2020 1:30 PM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 1:30 PM

Improving Lithium Ion Batteries Using LFP Nanoparticle Cathodes

Furman Hall 108

The potential of nanoparticles exceeds expectations due to their adaptability and capability. The central goal of our project involves replacing the cathode in lithium ion batteries with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) nanoparticles. These nanoparticles were tested to see if they improve the capacity, charge rate, or overall charge compared to commercially available batteries. The synthesis of LFP nanoparticles is the key part of constructing custom coin cell batteries, set to mimic commercial lithium ion batteries. The synthesis begins with the combination of chemicals that form a specific ratio of Lithium, Iron, and Phosphorus, making LFP nanoparticles in the specific orientation desired. The end goal of this project is to create coin cell batteries that have an improved charge-discharge performance when compared to common lithium ion batteries. The final result was a battery that had an improved charge rate and longer capacity.