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Title: Recent In Situ/Operando Characterization of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Abstract

To address the ever-increasing energy demand due to the increase in the population and at the same time depleting fossil fuel reserves, new energy storage systems, such as batteries, are being developed. Among various battery systems, Li-S batteries have comparatively high theoretical energy density and lower cost, making Li-S batteries very promising for next-generation secondary batteries. However, the current energy density and capacity decay with cycling of Li-S batteries do not fulfill the industrialization needs. To overcome the drawbacks of Li-S batteries and improve its performance, better mechanism understanding is necessary. A great deal of ex situ characterization research has been conducted making a lot of progress in the understanding of the working mechanism. Considering the complexity of the intermediate lithium polysulfides and the inherent multi-electron reaction pathways, advanced in situ/operando techniques are highly required. In this chapter, recent progress of a few typical in situ/operando characterization techniques used in Li-S battery studies is reviewed. These techniques provide more in-depth understanding of Li-S batteries in different aspects and could be enlightening for other energy storage systems too.

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 [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Dalian Maritime University
  2. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  3. ORNL
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1502538
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 1926
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Yang, Yan, Zhu, Yimin, Raju, Kumar, Dai, Sheng, and Jafta, Charl. Recent In Situ/Operando Characterization of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04500-5_2.
Yang, Yan, Zhu, Yimin, Raju, Kumar, Dai, Sheng, & Jafta, Charl. Recent In Situ/Operando Characterization of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. United States. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04500-5_2.
Yang, Yan, Zhu, Yimin, Raju, Kumar, Dai, Sheng, and Jafta, Charl. Mon . "Recent In Situ/Operando Characterization of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries". United States. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04500-5_2.
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author = {Yang, Yan and Zhu, Yimin and Raju, Kumar and Dai, Sheng and Jafta, Charl},
abstractNote = {To address the ever-increasing energy demand due to the increase in the population and at the same time depleting fossil fuel reserves, new energy storage systems, such as batteries, are being developed. Among various battery systems, Li-S batteries have comparatively high theoretical energy density and lower cost, making Li-S batteries very promising for next-generation secondary batteries. However, the current energy density and capacity decay with cycling of Li-S batteries do not fulfill the industrialization needs. To overcome the drawbacks of Li-S batteries and improve its performance, better mechanism understanding is necessary. A great deal of ex situ characterization research has been conducted making a lot of progress in the understanding of the working mechanism. Considering the complexity of the intermediate lithium polysulfides and the inherent multi-electron reaction pathways, advanced in situ/operando techniques are highly required. In this chapter, recent progress of a few typical in situ/operando characterization techniques used in Li-S battery studies is reviewed. These techniques provide more in-depth understanding of Li-S batteries in different aspects and could be enlightening for other energy storage systems too.},
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