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Title: Unravelling the origin of irreversible capacity loss in NaNiO 2 for high voltage sodium ion batteries

Abstract

Layered transition metal compounds have attracted much attention due to their high theoretical capacity and energy density for sodium ion batteries. However, this kind of material suffers from serious irreversible capacity decay during the charge and discharge process. Here, using synchrotron-based operando transmission X-ray microscopy and high-energy X-ray diffraction combined with electrochemical measurements, the visualization of the dissymmetric phase transformation and structure evolution mechanism of layered NaNiO 2 material during initial charge and discharge cycles are clarified. Phase transformation and deformation of NaNiO 2 during the voltage range of below 3.0 V and over 4.0 V are responsible for the irreversible capacity loss during the first cycling, which is also confirmed by the evolution of reaction kinetics behavior obtained by the galvanostatic intermittent titration technique. Lastly, these findings reveal the origin of the irreversibility of NaNiO 2 and offer valuable insight into the phase transformation mechanism, which will provide underlying guidance for further development of high-performance sodium ion batteries.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [2]
  1. Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (China); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1376123
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1396400
Report Number(s):
BNL-114023-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2211-2855
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; AC02-06CH11357; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nano Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2211-2855
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; Irreversible capacity loss; Layered structure materials; High voltage; Synchrotron-based techniques; Sodium-ion batteries

Citation Formats

Wang, Liguang, Wang, Jiajun, Zhang, Xiaoyi, Ren, Yang, Zuo, Pengjian, Yin, Geping, and Wang, Jun. Unravelling the origin of irreversible capacity loss in NaNiO2 for high voltage sodium ion batteries. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.02.046.
Wang, Liguang, Wang, Jiajun, Zhang, Xiaoyi, Ren, Yang, Zuo, Pengjian, Yin, Geping, & Wang, Jun. Unravelling the origin of irreversible capacity loss in NaNiO2 for high voltage sodium ion batteries. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.02.046.
Wang, Liguang, Wang, Jiajun, Zhang, Xiaoyi, Ren, Yang, Zuo, Pengjian, Yin, Geping, and Wang, Jun. Fri . "Unravelling the origin of irreversible capacity loss in NaNiO2 for high voltage sodium ion batteries". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.02.046. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376123.
@article{osti_1376123,
title = {Unravelling the origin of irreversible capacity loss in NaNiO2 for high voltage sodium ion batteries},
author = {Wang, Liguang and Wang, Jiajun and Zhang, Xiaoyi and Ren, Yang and Zuo, Pengjian and Yin, Geping and Wang, Jun},
abstractNote = {Layered transition metal compounds have attracted much attention due to their high theoretical capacity and energy density for sodium ion batteries. However, this kind of material suffers from serious irreversible capacity decay during the charge and discharge process. Here, using synchrotron-based operando transmission X-ray microscopy and high-energy X-ray diffraction combined with electrochemical measurements, the visualization of the dissymmetric phase transformation and structure evolution mechanism of layered NaNiO2 material during initial charge and discharge cycles are clarified. Phase transformation and deformation of NaNiO2 during the voltage range of below 3.0 V and over 4.0 V are responsible for the irreversible capacity loss during the first cycling, which is also confirmed by the evolution of reaction kinetics behavior obtained by the galvanostatic intermittent titration technique. Lastly, these findings reveal the origin of the irreversibility of NaNiO2 and offer valuable insight into the phase transformation mechanism, which will provide underlying guidance for further development of high-performance sodium ion batteries.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.02.046},
journal = {Nano Energy},
number = C,
volume = 34,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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