Donghai Wang1

1, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Li metal and Li-alloy based anode materials are the most promising anodes for next-generation Li batteries. The poor interfacial stability (unstable solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI)) in the battery has been the primary issue hindering their practical application. In this talk, I will present a strategy to reinforce the SEI with desired properties including good tolerance to the Li-based material volume change and efficient surface passivation against electrolyte penetration. The strategy works via introducing multiple functional components bonded to the Li-based material surface into the SEI. The SEI reinforced shows much better stability than the SEI reinforced by electrolyte additive strategy, which is the current state-of-art and commercially used solution to SEI stability issue.