The conductive carbon additive, which was once regarded as an “inactive” component, is added to the composite electrode to increase the active materials’ electrical conductivity. The influence of conductive carbon’s high surface reactivity on EEI formation has recently been gradually revealed.
Even though the weight percent of the conductive additive in the composite electrode is low, it has a large surface area and high atomic percentage to cover most of the electrode’s surface. Additionally, the surface of carbonaceous materials contains a variety of chemical functional groups, including aromatic, hydroxyl, and carboxyl groups.
The EEI is formed by the large surface area and various functional groups of conductive carbon reacting with the electrolyte, both naturally and during electrochemical cycling. The carbon additive interacts with the electrolyte through corrosion-like reactions during the spontaneous reaction.
The EEI is formed by solvent molecules spontaneously polymerizing into a structure that is comparable to that of the EEI after electrochemical cycling. Despite the fact that distinct reactions (oxidation and reduction) are taking place, the observation of similar degradation products on the negative and positive electrodes could be partially explained by this.
The Global conductive carbon additives market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Due to the rising use of EVs and rechargeable batteries, the market for conductive carbon additives is anticipated to expand at an exponential rate. In order to facilitate the rapid transition to electric vehicles (EVs) across the globe, it is anticipated that this increase in the number of batteries will also increase the demand for material components found in batteries.
Performance additives like CCAs are one example. CCAs connect active materials within the electrode to enable an efficient and durable charge transfer, resulting in optimal electronic conductivity and lithium-ion diffusion, making them essential to the construction and maintenance of the conductive network of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
Due to their excellent dispersibility and conductive particle morphology, the LITX 93 series can make it possible for lithium-ion batteries to achieve high energy density and high-rate charge-discharge performance.
This series of conductive carbon products is suitable for a wide range of cathode active materials, including lithium cobalt oxide (LCO), nickel cobalt manganese (NCM), and lithium iron phosphate (LFP). It can be used as an anode as well as a cathode. Additionally, the LITX93 series is available in a variety of powder forms, allowing battery manufacturers to customize their end-use products.
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