Two new publications on three-electrode setups for lithium ion cells

A sequence of two paper was recently published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. The first part focuses on a simulative approach to evaluate different setups, the second parts takes an experimental approach to verify the findings and to demonstrate benefits, challenges and findings.
Both parts were published as open access articles. Details can be found in the publication section

New publications available

There are two new publications in the Journal of Power Sources available. The first one is authored by my colleague Jörg Illig and deals with modelling the impedance of graphite anodes by means of serial and transmission line models.

The other one is authored by myself. Therein, an extended homogenized porous electrode model is introduced, exploiting the information about the particle size distribution from tomography studies. With this model, the coupling between small and large particles can be reflected, despite the homogenized nature of the model.

Detailed bibliographic information can be found at the publications page.

Publication of my Dissertation

My Dissertation is finally published! The title is Diss_titleMikrostrukturelle Charakterisierung, Modellentwicklung und Simulation poröser Elektroden für Lithiumionenzellen and it is published at KIT Scientific Publishing.

It can be downloaded as pdf or bought as printed version at

Additionally, it can be found at the website of the KIT library:


Novel method to measure the effective conductivity of a battery electrode

My most recent publication in Electrochemistry Communications is now available. Therein, a new method is introduced to measure the effective conductivity of an electrode for lithium-ion batteries. In addition to the conductivity, this method yields also the contact resistance between the electrode coating and the metallic current collector. The great advantage of this method, compared to others is, that it can be applied directly to the identical (disc-shaped) electrodes, that are usually used for electrochemical investigations.