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Title: Ultrathin Co 3 O 4 Layers with Large Contact Area on Carbon Fibers as High-Performance Electrode for Flexible Zinc-Air Battery Integrated with Flexible Display

Abstract

A facile and binder-free method is developed for the in situ and horizontal growth of ultrathin mesoporous Co 3O 4 layers on the surface of carbon fibers in the carbon cloth (ultrathin Co 3O 4/CC) as high-performance air electrode for the flexible Zn-air battery. In particular, the ultrathin Co 3O 4 layers have a maximum contact area on the conductive support, facilitating the rapid electron transport and preventing the aggregation of ultrathin layers. The ultrathin feature of Co 3O 4 layers is characterized by the transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectra, and X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Benefiting from the high utilization degree of active materials and rapid charge transport, the mass activity for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions of the ultrathin Co 3O 4/CC electrode is more than 10 times higher than that of the carbon cloth loaded with commercial Co 3O 4 nanoparticles. Compared to the commercial Co 3O 4/CC electrode, the flexible Zn-air battery using ultrathin Co 3O 4/CC electrode exhibits excellent rechargeable performance and high mechanical stability. Furthermore, the flexible Zn-air battery is integrated with a flexible display unit. The whole integrated device can operate without obvious performance degradation under serious deformation and even during the cuttingmore » process, which makes it highly promising for wearable and roll-up optoelectronics.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [5];  [4];  [2]; ORCiD logo [6]
  1. State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 China
  2. Key Laboratory of Advanced Ceramics and Machining Technology (Ministry of Education), School of Material Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 China; Tianjin Key Laboratory of Composite and Functional Materials, School of Material Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 China
  3. Key Laboratory of Advanced Ceramics and Machining Technology (Ministry of Education), School of Material Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 China
  4. X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont IL USA
  5. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Composite and Functional Materials, School of Material Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 China
  6. Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont IL USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1462742
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Advanced Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 1614-6832
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cobalt oxides; flexible zinc-air batteries; in situ growth; integrated device; ultrathin nanofilms

Citation Formats

Chen, Xu, Liu, Bin, Zhong, Cheng, Liu, Zhi, Liu, Jie, Ma, Lu, Deng, Yida, Han, Xiaopeng, Wu, Tianpin, Hu, Wenbin, and Lu, Jun. Ultrathin Co 3 O 4 Layers with Large Contact Area on Carbon Fibers as High-Performance Electrode for Flexible Zinc-Air Battery Integrated with Flexible Display. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/aenm.201700779.
Chen, Xu, Liu, Bin, Zhong, Cheng, Liu, Zhi, Liu, Jie, Ma, Lu, Deng, Yida, Han, Xiaopeng, Wu, Tianpin, Hu, Wenbin, & Lu, Jun. Ultrathin Co 3 O 4 Layers with Large Contact Area on Carbon Fibers as High-Performance Electrode for Flexible Zinc-Air Battery Integrated with Flexible Display. United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201700779.
Chen, Xu, Liu, Bin, Zhong, Cheng, Liu, Zhi, Liu, Jie, Ma, Lu, Deng, Yida, Han, Xiaopeng, Wu, Tianpin, Hu, Wenbin, and Lu, Jun. Mon . "Ultrathin Co 3 O 4 Layers with Large Contact Area on Carbon Fibers as High-Performance Electrode for Flexible Zinc-Air Battery Integrated with Flexible Display". United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201700779.
@article{osti_1462742,
title = {Ultrathin Co 3 O 4 Layers with Large Contact Area on Carbon Fibers as High-Performance Electrode for Flexible Zinc-Air Battery Integrated with Flexible Display},
author = {Chen, Xu and Liu, Bin and Zhong, Cheng and Liu, Zhi and Liu, Jie and Ma, Lu and Deng, Yida and Han, Xiaopeng and Wu, Tianpin and Hu, Wenbin and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {A facile and binder-free method is developed for the in situ and horizontal growth of ultrathin mesoporous Co3O4 layers on the surface of carbon fibers in the carbon cloth (ultrathin Co3O4/CC) as high-performance air electrode for the flexible Zn-air battery. In particular, the ultrathin Co3O4 layers have a maximum contact area on the conductive support, facilitating the rapid electron transport and preventing the aggregation of ultrathin layers. The ultrathin feature of Co3O4 layers is characterized by the transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectra, and X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Benefiting from the high utilization degree of active materials and rapid charge transport, the mass activity for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions of the ultrathin Co3O4/CC electrode is more than 10 times higher than that of the carbon cloth loaded with commercial Co3O4 nanoparticles. Compared to the commercial Co3O4/CC electrode, the flexible Zn-air battery using ultrathin Co3O4/CC electrode exhibits excellent rechargeable performance and high mechanical stability. Furthermore, the flexible Zn-air battery is integrated with a flexible display unit. The whole integrated device can operate without obvious performance degradation under serious deformation and even during the cutting process, which makes it highly promising for wearable and roll-up optoelectronics.},
doi = {10.1002/aenm.201700779},
journal = {Advanced Energy Materials},
issn = {1614-6832},
number = 18,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {5}
}

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