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Finite Element Analysis of Silicon Thin Films on Soft Substrates as Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

Abstract The wide-scale use of green technologies such as electric vehicles has been slowed due to insufficient means of storing enough portable energy. Therefore it is critical that efficient storage mediums be developed in order to transform abundant renewable energy into an on-demand source of power. Lithium (Li) ion batteries are seeing a stream of improvements as they are introduced into many consumer electronics, electric vehicles and aircraft, and medical devices. Li-ion batteries are well suited for portable applications because of their high energy-to-weight ratios, high energy densities, and reasonable life cycles. Current research into Li-ion batteries is focused on enhancing its energy density, and by changing the electrode materials, gr... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Shaffer, Joseph Woodrow (Author) / Jiang, Hanqing (Advisor) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Committee member) / Peralta, Pedro (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical Engineering / Mechanics / Nanotechnology / Anode / Buckling / Finite Element Analysis / Lithium Ion Battery / Silicon / Stress Relief
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 187 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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