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Title: A Lithium-Sulfur Battery using a 2D Current Collector Architecture with a Large-Sized Sulfur Host Operated under High Areal Loading and Low E/S Ratio

Abstract

While backless freestanding 3-D electrode architectures for high loading sulfur batteries have flourished in the recent years, the more traditional and industrially turnkey 2-D architecture have not received the same amount of attention. In this paper, we report a spray dried sulfur composite with large intrinsic internal pores, ensuring adequate local electrolyte availability. This material offered good performance with a electrolyte content of 7 µL mg -1 at high areal loadings (5-8 mg cm -2), while also offering the first reported 2.8 µL mg -1 (8 mg cm -2) to enter into the 2nd plateau of discharge and continue to operate for 20 cycles. Furthermore, we provide evidence that the high frequency semi-circle (i.e. interfacial resistance) is mainly responsible for the often observed bypassing of the 2nd plateau in lean electrolyte discharges.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4];  [4];  [2];  [5];  [2];  [2];  [6];  [7];  [2]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States); Univ. of Waterloo, ON (Canada)
  2. Univ. of Waterloo, ON (Canada)
  3. Henan Normal University, Xinxiang (China)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  5. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States); Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL (United States)
  6. Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL (United States)
  7. Concordia Univ., Montreal, QC (Canada)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V). Battery Materials Research (BMR) Program; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1493731
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1479579
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 46; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; aerosol; battery; high mass loading; low e/s ratio; sulfur electrode

Citation Formats

Li, Matthew, Zhang, Yining, Bai, Zhengyu, Liu, Wen Wen, Liu, Tongchao, Gim, Jihyeon, Jiang, Gaopeng, Yuan, Yifei, Luo, Dan, Feng, Kun, Yassar, Reza S., Wang, Xiaolei, Chen, Zhongwei, and Lu, Jun. A Lithium-Sulfur Battery using a 2D Current Collector Architecture with a Large-Sized Sulfur Host Operated under High Areal Loading and Low E/S Ratio. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201804271.
Li, Matthew, Zhang, Yining, Bai, Zhengyu, Liu, Wen Wen, Liu, Tongchao, Gim, Jihyeon, Jiang, Gaopeng, Yuan, Yifei, Luo, Dan, Feng, Kun, Yassar, Reza S., Wang, Xiaolei, Chen, Zhongwei, & Lu, Jun. A Lithium-Sulfur Battery using a 2D Current Collector Architecture with a Large-Sized Sulfur Host Operated under High Areal Loading and Low E/S Ratio. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201804271.
Li, Matthew, Zhang, Yining, Bai, Zhengyu, Liu, Wen Wen, Liu, Tongchao, Gim, Jihyeon, Jiang, Gaopeng, Yuan, Yifei, Luo, Dan, Feng, Kun, Yassar, Reza S., Wang, Xiaolei, Chen, Zhongwei, and Lu, Jun. Thu . "A Lithium-Sulfur Battery using a 2D Current Collector Architecture with a Large-Sized Sulfur Host Operated under High Areal Loading and Low E/S Ratio". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201804271. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1493731.
@article{osti_1493731,
title = {A Lithium-Sulfur Battery using a 2D Current Collector Architecture with a Large-Sized Sulfur Host Operated under High Areal Loading and Low E/S Ratio},
author = {Li, Matthew and Zhang, Yining and Bai, Zhengyu and Liu, Wen Wen and Liu, Tongchao and Gim, Jihyeon and Jiang, Gaopeng and Yuan, Yifei and Luo, Dan and Feng, Kun and Yassar, Reza S. and Wang, Xiaolei and Chen, Zhongwei and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {While backless freestanding 3-D electrode architectures for high loading sulfur batteries have flourished in the recent years, the more traditional and industrially turnkey 2-D architecture have not received the same amount of attention. In this paper, we report a spray dried sulfur composite with large intrinsic internal pores, ensuring adequate local electrolyte availability. This material offered good performance with a electrolyte content of 7 µL mg-1 at high areal loadings (5-8 mg cm-2), while also offering the first reported 2.8 µL mg-1 (8 mg cm-2) to enter into the 2nd plateau of discharge and continue to operate for 20 cycles. Furthermore, we provide evidence that the high frequency semi-circle (i.e. interfacial resistance) is mainly responsible for the often observed bypassing of the 2nd plateau in lean electrolyte discharges.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201804271},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
issn = {0935-9648},
number = 46,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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