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Mechanical and electrical properties of metal-carbon connections for battery applications

dc.contributor.advisorBruck, Hugh Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorBilger, Christopher Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-05T06:44:24Z
dc.date.available2015-02-05T06:44:24Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2GC96
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16126
dc.description.abstractMaterial selection and processing techniques were investigated to form carbon-metal bonds. Mechanical and electrical characterization was performed to more fully comprehend the bonding mechanisms and properties. Utilizing carbon fibers as a primary conduction medium, the specimens from the processes investigated were utilized with lithium-ion cells to further characterize the electrical performance. Electroplating nickel onto the ends of the carbon fibers provides a relatively simple processing technique which improves fiber adhesion to nickel tabs by over 4.7 times when compared to conductive silver epoxy and over 5 times greater than a 1 inch immersion of carbon fiber into a SAC305 solder ingot. Additionally, a reduction of electrical resistance by 0.7 times over the solder ingot is achieved with the electroplating technique. The results of the electroplating are achieved by using about 25% less available contact area than the solder ingot and are scalable for usage in electrical circuits.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMechanical and electrical properties of metal-carbon connections for battery applicationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMaterials Scienceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAdhesionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCarbonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCharacterizationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledElectroplateen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFiberen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNickelen_US


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