Progress and prospect on failure mechanisms of solid-state lithium batteries

Jun Ma, Bingbing Chen, Longlong Wang, Guanglei Cui

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By replacing traditional liquid organic electrolyte with solid-state electrolyte, the solid-state lithium batteries powerfully come back to the energy storage field due to their eminent safety and energy density. In recent years, a variety of solid-state lithium batteries based on excellent solid-state electrolytes are developed. However, the performance degradation of solid-state lithium batteries during cycling and storing is still a serious challenge for practical application. Therefore, this review summarizes the research progress of solid-state lithium batteries from the perspectives of failure phenomena and failure mechanisms. Additionally, the development of methodologies on studying the failure mechanisms of solid-state lithium batteries is also reviewed. Moreover, some perspectives on the remaining questions for understanding the failure behaviors and achieving long cycle life, high safety and high energy density solid-state lithium batteries are presented. This review will help researchers to recognize the status of solid-state lithium batteries objectively and attract much more research interest in conquering the failure issues of solid-state lithium batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-115
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Power Sources
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Failure analysis
  • Failure mechanisms
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Methodologies
  • Solid-state electrolytes
  • Solid-state lithium batteries


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