Micro-fabrication techniques have enabled production of compact electrical microsystems for applications ranging from distributed sensing and communication networks, to implantable medical devices. Micro-lithium ion battery technology lacks in size, performance, and manufacturability to power microelectronics that require equivalently sized energy sources. This project addresses a novel method for producing a low cost, micro-lithium ion battery, that utilizes 3D electrode structures, a polymer gel electrolyte separator, and a glass to metal sealed packaging design. The method employed in developing this micro-lithium ion battery yielded valuable information in progressing micro-battery technology, striving to develop a high energy density, micro-scale power source.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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