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Title: A lithium–oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere [Lithium-oxygen batteries with long cycle life in a realistic air atmosphere]

Abstract

Lithium-air batteries are considered to be a potential alternative to lithium-ion batteries for transportation applications, owing to their high theoretical specific energy. So far, however, such systems have been largely restricted to pure oxygen environments (lithium oxygen batteries) and have a limited cycle life owing to side reactions involving the cathode, anode and electrolyte. In the presence of nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water vapour, these side reactions can become even more complex. Moreover, because of the need to store oxygen, the volumetric energy densities of lithium-oxygen systems may be too small for practical applications. Here we report a system comprising a lithium carbonate-based protected anode, a molybdenum disulfide cathode and an ionic liquid/di methyl sulfoxide electrolyte that operates as a lithium-air battery in a simulated air atmosphere with a long cycle life of up to 700 cycles. We perform computational studies to provide insight into the operation of the system in this environment. Furthermore this demonstration of a lithium-oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere is an important step towards the development of this field beyond lithium-ion technology, with a possibility to obtain much higher specific energy densities than for conventional lithium ion batteries.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [4];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. California State Univ., Northridge, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division; National Science Foundation (NSF); Univ. of Chicago, Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Energy Frontier Research Center. Center for Electrical Energy Storage; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)
OSTI Identifier:
1508362
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature (London)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 555; Journal Issue: 7697; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-0836
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Asadi, Mohammad, Sayahpour, Baharak, Abbasi, Pedram, Ngo, Anh T., Karis, Klas, Jokisaari, Jacob R., Liu, Cong, Narayanan, Badri, Gerard, Marc, Yasaei, Poya, Hu, Xuan, Mukherjee, Arijita, Lau, Kah Chun, Assary, Rajeev S., Khalili-Araghi, Fatemeh, Klie, Robert F., Curtiss, Larry A., and Salehi-Khojin, Amin. A lithium–oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere [Lithium-oxygen batteries with long cycle life in a realistic air atmosphere]. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/nature25984.
Asadi, Mohammad, Sayahpour, Baharak, Abbasi, Pedram, Ngo, Anh T., Karis, Klas, Jokisaari, Jacob R., Liu, Cong, Narayanan, Badri, Gerard, Marc, Yasaei, Poya, Hu, Xuan, Mukherjee, Arijita, Lau, Kah Chun, Assary, Rajeev S., Khalili-Araghi, Fatemeh, Klie, Robert F., Curtiss, Larry A., & Salehi-Khojin, Amin. A lithium–oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere [Lithium-oxygen batteries with long cycle life in a realistic air atmosphere]. United States. doi:10.1038/nature25984.
Asadi, Mohammad, Sayahpour, Baharak, Abbasi, Pedram, Ngo, Anh T., Karis, Klas, Jokisaari, Jacob R., Liu, Cong, Narayanan, Badri, Gerard, Marc, Yasaei, Poya, Hu, Xuan, Mukherjee, Arijita, Lau, Kah Chun, Assary, Rajeev S., Khalili-Araghi, Fatemeh, Klie, Robert F., Curtiss, Larry A., and Salehi-Khojin, Amin. Thu . "A lithium–oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere [Lithium-oxygen batteries with long cycle life in a realistic air atmosphere]". United States. doi:10.1038/nature25984. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1508362.
@article{osti_1508362,
title = {A lithium–oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere [Lithium-oxygen batteries with long cycle life in a realistic air atmosphere]},
author = {Asadi, Mohammad and Sayahpour, Baharak and Abbasi, Pedram and Ngo, Anh T. and Karis, Klas and Jokisaari, Jacob R. and Liu, Cong and Narayanan, Badri and Gerard, Marc and Yasaei, Poya and Hu, Xuan and Mukherjee, Arijita and Lau, Kah Chun and Assary, Rajeev S. and Khalili-Araghi, Fatemeh and Klie, Robert F. and Curtiss, Larry A. and Salehi-Khojin, Amin},
abstractNote = {Lithium-air batteries are considered to be a potential alternative to lithium-ion batteries for transportation applications, owing to their high theoretical specific energy. So far, however, such systems have been largely restricted to pure oxygen environments (lithium oxygen batteries) and have a limited cycle life owing to side reactions involving the cathode, anode and electrolyte. In the presence of nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water vapour, these side reactions can become even more complex. Moreover, because of the need to store oxygen, the volumetric energy densities of lithium-oxygen systems may be too small for practical applications. Here we report a system comprising a lithium carbonate-based protected anode, a molybdenum disulfide cathode and an ionic liquid/di methyl sulfoxide electrolyte that operates as a lithium-air battery in a simulated air atmosphere with a long cycle life of up to 700 cycles. We perform computational studies to provide insight into the operation of the system in this environment. Furthermore this demonstration of a lithium-oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere is an important step towards the development of this field beyond lithium-ion technology, with a possibility to obtain much higher specific energy densities than for conventional lithium ion batteries.},
doi = {10.1038/nature25984},
journal = {Nature (London)},
issn = {0028-0836},
number = 7697,
volume = 555,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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