Effect of standard light illumination on electrolyte's stability of lithium-ion batteries based on ethylene and di-methyl carbonates.

Affiliation

Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides, Université de Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), CNRS UMR 7314, 33 rue Saint Leu, 80039, Amiens, France. [Email]

Abstract

Combining energy conversion and storage at a device and/or at a molecular level constitutes a new research field raising interest. This work aims at investigating how prolonged standard light exposure (A.M. 1.5G) interacts with conventional batteries electrolyte, commonly used in the photo-assisted or photo-rechargeable batteries, based on 1 mol.L-1 LiPF6 EC/DMC electrolyte. We demonstrate the intrinsic chemical robustness of this class of electrolyte in absence of any photo-electrodes. However, based on different steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopic techniques, it is for the first time highlighted that the solvation of lithium and hexafluorophosphate ions by the carbonates are modified by light exposure leading to absorbance and ionic conductivity modifications without detrimental effects onto the electrochemical properties.

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