Electrochemical and Safety Performances of Polyimide Nano fiber-based Nonwoven Separators for Li-ion Batteries

Kim, Yeon-Joo;Lee, Sang-Min;Kim, Seok Hong;Kim, Hyun-Soo

  • Received : 2014.12.26
  • Accepted : 2015.02.16
  • Published : 2015.03.31


In this study, cell performance and thermal stability of lithium-ion cells with a polyimide (PI) separator are investigated. In comparison to conventional polyethylene (PE) separator, the PI separator exhibits distinct advantage in microporous structure, leading to superior reliability of the cell. The cells with PI separator exhibit good cell performances as same as the cells with PE separator, but their reliability was superior to the cell with PE separator. Especially in the hot-box test at 150 and 180℃, PI separator showed a contraction percentage close to 0% at 150℃, while the PE separator showed a contraction percentage greater than 10% in both width and length. Therefore, the PI separator can be the promising candidate for separators of the next generation of lithium-ion battery.


polyimide (PI);polyethylene (PE);electrospun fibrous membrane;lithium battery;separator;thermal shrinkage


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