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Title: Regenerable Cu-intercalated MnO2 layered cathode for highly cyclable energy dense batteries

Abstract

Manganese dioxide cathodes are inexpensive and have high theoretical capacity (based on two electrons) of 617 mAh g-1, making them attractive for low-cost, energy-dense batteries. They are used in non-rechargeable batteries with anodes like zinc. Only ~10% of the theoretical capacity is currently accessible in rechargeable alkaline systems. Attempts to access the full capacity using additives have been unsuccessful. We report a class of Bi-birnessite (a layered manganese oxide polymorph mixed with bismuth oxide (Bi2O3)) cathodes intercalated with Cu2+ that deliver near-full two-electron capacity reversibly for >6,000 cycles. The key to rechargeability lies in exploiting the redox potentials of Cu to reversibly intercalate into the Bi-birnessite-layered structure during its dissolution and precipitation process for stabilizing and enhancing its charge transfer characteristics. This process holds promise for other applications like catalysis and intercalation of metal ions into layered structures. A large prismatic rechargeable Zn-birnessite cell delivering ~140 Wh l-1 is shown.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1409595
Report Number(s):
BNL-114647-2017-JA¿¿¿
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Yadav, Gautam G., Gallaway, Joshua W., Turney, Damon E., Nyce, Michael, Huang, Jinchao, Wei, Xia, and Banerjee, Sanjoy. Regenerable Cu-intercalated MnO2 layered cathode for highly cyclable energy dense batteries. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/ncomms14424.
Yadav, Gautam G., Gallaway, Joshua W., Turney, Damon E., Nyce, Michael, Huang, Jinchao, Wei, Xia, & Banerjee, Sanjoy. Regenerable Cu-intercalated MnO2 layered cathode for highly cyclable energy dense batteries. United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms14424.
Yadav, Gautam G., Gallaway, Joshua W., Turney, Damon E., Nyce, Michael, Huang, Jinchao, Wei, Xia, and Banerjee, Sanjoy. Mon . "Regenerable Cu-intercalated MnO2 layered cathode for highly cyclable energy dense batteries". United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms14424.
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title = {Regenerable Cu-intercalated MnO2 layered cathode for highly cyclable energy dense batteries},
author = {Yadav, Gautam G. and Gallaway, Joshua W. and Turney, Damon E. and Nyce, Michael and Huang, Jinchao and Wei, Xia and Banerjee, Sanjoy},
abstractNote = {Manganese dioxide cathodes are inexpensive and have high theoretical capacity (based on two electrons) of 617 mAh g-1, making them attractive for low-cost, energy-dense batteries. They are used in non-rechargeable batteries with anodes like zinc. Only ~10% of the theoretical capacity is currently accessible in rechargeable alkaline systems. Attempts to access the full capacity using additives have been unsuccessful. We report a class of Bi-birnessite (a layered manganese oxide polymorph mixed with bismuth oxide (Bi2O3)) cathodes intercalated with Cu2+ that deliver near-full two-electron capacity reversibly for >6,000 cycles. The key to rechargeability lies in exploiting the redox potentials of Cu to reversibly intercalate into the Bi-birnessite-layered structure during its dissolution and precipitation process for stabilizing and enhancing its charge transfer characteristics. This process holds promise for other applications like catalysis and intercalation of metal ions into layered structures. A large prismatic rechargeable Zn-birnessite cell delivering ~140 Wh l-1 is shown.},
doi = {10.1038/ncomms14424},
journal = {Nature Communications},
issn = {2041-1723},
number = ,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
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