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Lithium ion battery

Sankha Mukherjee, Avinav Banwait, Sean Grixti, Nikhil A Koratkar, Chandra Veer Singh
Single layer Rhenium disulfide (ReS2) is a unique material with distinctive, anisotropic electronic, mechanical and optical properties and has the potential to be used as an anode in alkali metal ion batteries. In this work, first principles calculations were performed to systematically evaluate the potential of monolayer pristine and defective ReS2 as anodes in lithium (Li) and sodium (Na)-ion batteries. Our calculations suggest that there are several potential adsorption sites for Li and Na on pristine ReS2, owing to its low-symmetry structure...
January 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Jie Zhang, Ruixia Chu, Yanli Chen, Heng Jiang, Ying Zhang, Nay Ming Huang, Hang Guo
Binder-free nickle cobaltite on carbon nanofiber (NiCo2O4@CNF) anode for lithium ion batteries was prepared via a two-step procedure of electrospinning and electrodeposition. The CNF was obtained by annealing the electrospun poly-acrylonitrile (PAN) in the nitrogen (N2). The NiCo2O4 nanostructures were then grown on the CNF by electrodeposition, followed by annealing in the air. Experimental results showed vertically aligned NiCo2O4 nanosheets were uniformly grown on the surface of CNF, forming an interconnected network...
January 19, 2018: Nanotechnology
Xuewu Ou, Yanzi Yu, Ruizhe Wu, Abhishek Tyagi, Minghao Zhuang, Yao Ding, Irfan Haider Abidi, Heng-An Wu, Feng-Chao Wang, Zhengtang Luo
"Shuttle effect" of lithium polysulfides (LiPS) leads to poor performance and short cycle life of Li-S battery, thus limiting their practical application. We demonstrate here that after coating polypropylene (PP) separator with a continuous monolayer graphene, the "shuttle effect" can be significantly suppressed by limiting the passage of long chain LiPS. The graphene/PP separator can be further modified by sealing the big holes or pores on graphene with in situ polymerized nylon-66, via an interfacial polymerization reaction between diamine and adipoyl chloride supplied by the aqueous and oil phase, respectively from each side of the membrane...
January 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Bin Wang, Jaegeon Ryu, Sungho Choi, Gyujin Song, Dongki Hong, Chihyun Hwang, Xiong Chen, Bo Wang, Wei Li, Hyun-Kon Song, Soojin Park, Rodney S Ruoff
We show that a high energy density can be achieved in a practical manner with freestanding electrodes without using conductive carbon, binders, and current collectors. We made and used a folded graphene composite electrode designed for a high areal capacity anode. The traditional thick graphene composite electrode, such as made by filtering graphene oxide to create a thin film and reducing it such as through chemical or thermal methods, has sluggish reaction kinetics. Instead, we have made and tested a thin composite film electrode that was folded several times using a water-assisted method; it provides a continuous electron transport path in the fold regions and introduces more channels between the folded layers, which significantly enhances the electron/ion transport kinetics...
January 19, 2018: ACS Nano
Enyuan Hu, Xuelong Wang, Xiqian Yu, Xiao-Qing Yang
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery (LIB) is the most promising energy storage system to power electric vehicles with high energy density and long cycling life. However, in order to meet customers' demands for fast charging, the power performances of current LIBs need to be improved. From the cathode aspect, layer-structured cathode materials are widely used in today's market and will continue to play important roles in the near future. The high rate capability of layered cathode materials during charging and discharging is critical to the power performance of the whole cell and the thermal stability is closely related to the safety issues...
January 19, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
Maofan Li, Jiajie Liu, Tongchao Liu, Mingjian Zhang, Feng Pan
A carbonyl-bridged single molecular precursor LiTM(acac)3 [transition metal (TM) = cobalt/manganese/nickel (Co/Mn/Ni), acac = acetylacetone], featuring a one-dimensional chain structure, was designed and applied to achieve the layered oxide cathode materials: LiTMO2 (TM = Ni/Mn/Co, NMC). As examples, layered oxides, primary LiCoO2, binary LiNi0.8Co0.2O2 and ternary LiNi0.5Mn0.3Co0.2O2 were successfully prepared to be used as cathode materials. When they are applied to lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), all exhibit good electrochemical performance because of their unique morphology and great uniformity of element distribution...
January 19, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Dongkyoung Lee, Jyotirmoy Mazumder
Material properties of copper and aluminum required for the numerical simulation are presented. Electrodes used for the (paper) are depicted. This study describes the procedures of how penetration depth, width, and absorptivity are obtained from the simulation. In addition, a file format extracted from the simulation to visualize 3D distribution of temperature, velocity, and melt pool geometry is presented.
April 2018: Data in Brief
Yixian Wang, Wei Tian, Luhai Wang, Haoran Zhang, Jialiang Liu, Tingyue Peng, Lei Pan, Xiaobo Wang, Mingbo Wu
Amorphous carbon is regarded as a promising alternative to commercial graphite as the lithium-ion battery anode due to its capability to reversibly store more lithium ions. However, the structural disorder with a large number of defects can lead to low electrical conductivity of the amorphous carbon, thus limiting its application for high power output. Herein, ultrathin amorphous carbon nanosheets were prepared from petroleum asphalt through tuning the carbonization temperature in a molten-salt medium. The amorphous nanostructure with expanded carbon interlayer spacing can provide substantial active sites for lithium storage while the two-dimensional (2D) morphology can facilitate fast electrical conductivity...
January 18, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Xun Tang, Xin Huang, Yongmin Huang, Yong Gou, James Pastore, Yao Yang, Yin Xiong, Jiangfeng Qian, Joel D Brock, Juntao Lu, Li Xiao, Héctor D Abruña, Lin Zhuang
There is a great deal of interest in developing battery systems that can exhibit self-healing behavior, thus enhancing cycleability. Given that gallium (Ga) is a metal that melts near room temperature, we wanted to test if it could be employed as a self-healing anode material for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). However, Ga nanoparticles (NPs), when directly applied, tended to aggregate upon charge/discharge cycling. To address this issue, we employed carbon-coated Ga2O3 NPs as an alternative. By controlling the pH of the precursor solution, highly dispersed and ultra-fine Ga2O3 NPs, embedded in carbon shells, could be synthesized through a hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) method...
January 18, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Muhammad Rashad, Hongzhang Zhang, Muhammad Asif, Kai Feng, Xianfeng Li, Huamin Zhang
Potentially safe and economically feasible magnesium batteries (MBs) have attracted tremendous research attention as an alternative to high cost and unsafe lithium ion batteries (LIBs). In current work, for the first time, we report a novel room temperature approach to dope atomic species sodium between the vanadium oxide crystal lattice to obtain NaV3O8.1.69H2O (NVO) nanobelts. Synthesized NVO nanobelts are used as electrode material for MBs. The MBs cells demonstrate stable discharge specific capacity of 110 mA h g-1 at a current density of 10 mA g-1 and a high cyclic stability i...
January 18, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Xiaowei Xie, Juanjuan Xing, Dongli Hu, Hui Gu, Cheng Chen, Xiangxin Guo
The garnet ionic conductor is one of promising candidate electrolytes for all-solid-state secondary lithium batteries, thanks to its high lithium ion conductivity, good thermal and chemical stability. However, its microstructure is difficult to approach since it is very sensitive to the inquisitive electron beam. In this study based on scanning electron microscope, we found that the electron beam expulses the lithium out of Li6.4La3Zr1.4Ta0.6O12 (LLZTO), and the expulsed zone expands to where a stationary beam could extend and penetrate...
January 18, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Mingu Choi, Jae-Chan Kim, Dong-Wan Kim
Silicon has emerged as the most promising high-capacity material for lithium-ion batteries. Waste glass can be a potential low cost and environmentally benign silica resource enabling production of nanosized silicon at the industry level. Windshields are generally made of laminated glass comprising two separate glass bonded together with a layer of polyvinyl butyral sandwiched between them. Herein, silicon/carbon nanocomposites are fabricated from windshields for the first time via magnesiothermic reduction and facile carbonization process using both waste glass and polyvinyl butyral as silica and carbon sources, respectively...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jiaoyang Li, Yumin Qian, Li Wang, Xiangming He
Serving as conductive matrix and stress buffer, the carbon matrix plays a pivotal role in enabling red phosphorus to be a promising anode material for high capacity lithium ion batteries and sodium ion batteries. In this paper, nitrogen-doping is proved to effective enhance the interface interaction between carbon and red phosphorus. In detail, the adsorption energy between phosphorus atoms and oxygen-containing functional groups on the carbon is significantly reduced by nitrogen doping, as verified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy...
January 15, 2018: Materials
Jian Guan, Xiongwu Zhong, Xiang Chen, Xianjun Zhu, Panlong Li, Jianhua Wu, Yalin Lu, Yan Yu, Shangfeng Yang
Porous carbon and nanocarbons have been extensively applied as anode materials for high-energy density lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). However, as another representative nanocarbon, fullerenes, such as C60, have been scarcely utilized in LIBs because of their poor electrochemical reversibility. Herein, we designed a novel C60-embedded nitrogen-doped microporous carbon material (denoted as C60@N-MPC), which was derived from a zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) precursor, demonstrating its promising application as a superior anode material for LIB...
January 17, 2018: Nanoscale
Wei Zhang, Hui-Chia Yu, Lijun Wu, Hao Liu, Aziz Abdellahi, Bao Qiu, Jianming Bai, Bernardo Orvananos, Fiona C Strobridge, Xufeng Zhou, Zhaoping Liu, Gerbrand Ceder, Yimei Zhu, Katsuyo Thornton, Clare P Grey, Feng Wang
Nanoparticulate electrodes, such as Li x FePO4, have unique advantages over their microparticulate counterparts for the applications in Li-ion batteries because of the shortened diffusion path and access to nonequilibrium routes for fast Li incorporation, thus radically boosting power density of the electrodes. However, how Li intercalation occurs locally in a single nanoparticle of such materials remains unresolved because real-time observation at such a fine scale is still lacking. We report visualization of local Li intercalation via solid-solution transformation in individual Li x FePO4 nanoparticles, enabled by probing sub-angstrom changes in the lattice spacing in situ...
January 2018: Science Advances
Suyun Tian, Guannan Zhu, Yanping Tang, Xiaohua Xie, Qian Wang, Yufei Ma, Gu Qiao Ding, Xiaoming Xie
Various graphene-based Si nanocomposites have been reported to improve the performance of active materials in Li ion battery. However, these candidates still yield severe capacity fading due to the electrical disconnection and fracture caused by huge volume changes with extended cycles.Therefore, we design a novel three-dimensional cross-linking structure of graphene and single-wall carbon nanotube to encapsulate Si nanoparticles. The synthesized three-dimensional structure is ascribed to the excellent self-assembly of carbon nanotube with graphene oxide and a thermal treatment process at 900 ºC...
January 17, 2018: Nanotechnology
Yuki Kato, Shinya Shiotani, Keisuke Morita, Kota Suzuki, Masaaki Hirayama, Ryoji Kanno
We report the preparation of thick electrode all-solid-state lithium-ion cells in which a large geometric capacity of 15.7 mAh cm-2 was achieved at room temperature using a 600 μm-thick cathode layer. The effect of ionic conductivity on the discharge performance was then examined using two different materials for the solid electrolyte. Furthermore, important morphological information regarding the tortuosity factor was electrochemically extracted from the capacity-current data. The effect of tortuosity on cell performance was also quantitatively discussed...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Fangxinyu Zeng, Jinyao Chen, Feng Yang, Jian Kang, Ya Cao, Ming Xiang
In this study, polyamide-aluminum foil-polypropylene (PA-Al-PP) composite films with different orientation status of the PP layer were prepared, and their morphology, tensile, peeling and heat seal behavior were studied. The comparative study of tensile and fracture behaviors of single-layer film of PA, Al and PP, as well as the composite films of PA-Al, PP-Al and PA-Al-PP revealed that in PA-Al-PP composite film, the PA layer with the highest tensile strength can share the tensile stress from the Al layer during stretching, while the PP layer with the lowest tensile strength can prevent further development of the small cracks on boundary of the Al layer during stretching...
January 16, 2018: Materials
Huitian Liu, Zhongqiang Shan, Wenlong Huang, Dongdong Wang, Zejing Lin, Zongjie Cao, Peng Chen, Shuxian Meng, Li Chen
The utilization of silicon/carbon composites as anode materials to replace the commercial graphite is hampered by their tendency to huge volumetric expansion, costly raw materials, and complex synthesis processes in lithium-ion batteries. Herein, self-assembly method is successfully applied to prepare hierarchical silicon nanoparticles@oxidized mesocarbon microbeads/carbon (Si@O-MCMB/C) composites for the first time, in which O-MCMB core and low-cost sucrose-derived carbon shell not only effectively enhance the electrical conductivity of the anode, but also mediate the dramatic volume change of silicon during cycles...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Ning Zhang, Yuanyuan Wang, Ming Jia, Yongchang Liu, Jianzhong Xu, Lifang Jiao, Fangyi Cheng
We here report on the preparation and Li-ion battery anode application of ultrasmall Sn nanoparticles (∼5 nm) uniformly embedded in spherical hollow carbon. The novel Sn-C composite shows a high Li-storage capacity (743 mA h g-1 at 0.5 A g-1) with unprecedentedly high cyclic stability (92.1% capacity retention after 6000 cycles at 4 A g-1).
January 16, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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