Title

Additive Manufacturing of 3D Structural Battery Composites with Coextrusion Deposition of Continuous Carbon Fibers

Abstract

There is a growing interest in fabrication of structural battery composites to achieve mass-less energy storage. Additive manufacturing would allow customization of their battery form factor to fit specific needs. In this study, a multi-axis coextrusion deposition technique is proposed to fabricate a 3D structural battery composite with continuous carbon fibers coated by solid polymer electrolyte (SPE). The SPE-coated carbon fibers are coextruded with cathode doped matrix materials. All the printed complex structural battery composites successfully power up LEDs. Further mechanical and electrochemical characterization demonstrates the potentials of the additively manufactured composites in electrical energy storage and load bearing.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Additive manufacturing; Continuous carbon fiber; Lithium ion battery; Solid polymer electrolyte; Structural battery composites

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2213-8463

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2020 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Oct 2020

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