ENABLING HIGH PERFORMANCE THROUGH SILICON CHEMISTRY
OS3® is the latest generation in performance enhancing organosilicon electrolyte materials available from Silatronix®. OS3® enables extreme performance of Li-ion batteries when added to LiPF6 based battery cells in concentrations of just 2-5%. OS3® provides dramatic performance enhancements while also delivering substantial safety and stability improvements. Silatronix® is currently delivering production volumes of OS3®. The material is ready for use in commercial Li-ion battery applications globally. OS3® material has been, or is currently in the process of, complete chemical registration in all major Li-ion battery manufacturing locations.
OS3® Material data sheet
OS3 Solvent Benefits
EXTENDED TEMPERATURE RANGES
HIGHER CHARGE VOLTAGE
DOCUMENTED PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
CELL SWELLING IMPROVEMENT – REDUCTION IN SWELLING
High voltage Li-ion pouch swelling dramatically reduced during 90ºC, 4 hour test
IMPROVEMENT IN RETAINED CAPACITY
High voltage Li-ion pouch cells achieve significant improvements in retained and recovered capacity, 60ºC, 2 weeks
IMPROVEMENTS IN CYCLE LIFE
High voltage Li-ion pouch cells achieve significant increases in cycle life both at room temperature (25ºC) and high temperature (45ºC) test conditions
OS3 STOPS ELECTROLYTE BREAKDOWN
It is well understood that in Li-ion batteries, LiPF6 can break down into LiF and PF5. When that occurs, PF5 starts the autocatalytic process of HF production. HF production inside a Li-ion battery leads to the shortening of life, reduction in performance, and decomposition of other materials inside of the cell. Silatronix® OS3® material helps to stop LiPF6 breakdown, preventing HF production inside the cell.
OS3 ELECTROLYTE STABILITY HIGHER PERFORMANCE WITH IMPROVED SAFETY
Silatronix® OS3® is thermally and electrochemically stable. The stability benefit translates to improved battery safety and stability when modest amounts of OS3® are added to Li-ion battery electrolytes as a co-solvent. By providing improved electrolyte stability, OS3® is enabling safer application of higher voltage and higher energy density Li-ion battery systems.
APPLIED LITHIUM SOLVENT
OS3® is a solvent, not a traditional additive. This is an important distinction to make given that OS3® is applied in “additive-like” quantities. The difference is that OS3® is a complementary part of the Li-ion electrolyte and additive system. While additives are typically consumed during the first few cycles of a battery, Silatronix® OS3® works as a component of the system. The material stays as part of the electrolyte formulation throughout the life of the battery. OS3® compliments the LiPF6 system by modifying the decomposition behavior through its solvation mechanisms. Through our research in applying OS3®, Silatronix® has developed a high level of internal Li-ion battery electrolyte formulation expertise to support integration of OS3® into Li-ion cell designs.
Organosilicon is cost effective
Cost effective materials are a must-have for Li-ion batteries. OS materials are a cost effective way to deliver higher energy density while reducing $/kWh cost.
Organosilicon Appication expertise
Years of R&D testing both internally an in customer systems have allowed Silatronix Applications Engineering Team to become experts in applying OS solvents in Li-ion systems. Connect with our technical team to learn more about how we can support your system development today.