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Title: Effective strategies for stabilizing sulfur for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

Abstract

The lithium-ion battery, with a relatively small energy density of similar to 250 W h kg(-1), has dominantly powered many devices requiring small energy demands. However, there remains a need for a cheaper and smaller type of battery with higher energy density for energy-intensive storage purposes in the automotive, aircraft, and household energy sectors. With its higher specific capacity (1675 mA h g(-1)) and lower costs, the lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery represents the most promising next generation battery. The main focus of scientific inquiry surrounding Li-S batteries lies at the cathode, where sulfur chemically bonds to lithium. Current challenges pertaining to the high performance cathode such as the dissolution of sulfur into the electrolyte and electrode volume changes are highlighted. This review focuses on recent developments in the last three years of various sulfur integration methods at the cathode that result in improved electrochemical performance, increased energy density, cyclic stability, and a higher capacity over the mainstream lithium-ion battery. In particular, the most recent approaches were systematically examined and compared including the use of carbon and non-carbon composites to stabilize sulfur. Ideal material hosts for sulfur atoms in the cathode for outstanding Li-S batteries were outlined and thoroughly discussed. Critical understandingmore » and relevant knowledge were summarized aiming to provide general guidance for rational design of high-performance cathodes for advanced Li-S batteries.« less

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - Office of Vehicle Technologies (VTO)
OSTI Identifier:
1530184
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ogoke, Ogechi, wu, Gang, Wang, Xianliang, Casimir, Anix, Ma, Lu, Wu, Tianpin, and Lu, Jun. Effective strategies for stabilizing sulfur for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1039/C6TA07864H.
Ogoke, Ogechi, wu, Gang, Wang, Xianliang, Casimir, Anix, Ma, Lu, Wu, Tianpin, & Lu, Jun. Effective strategies for stabilizing sulfur for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries. United States. doi:10.1039/C6TA07864H.
Ogoke, Ogechi, wu, Gang, Wang, Xianliang, Casimir, Anix, Ma, Lu, Wu, Tianpin, and Lu, Jun. Sat . "Effective strategies for stabilizing sulfur for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries". United States. doi:10.1039/C6TA07864H.
@article{osti_1530184,
title = {Effective strategies for stabilizing sulfur for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries},
author = {Ogoke, Ogechi and wu, Gang and Wang, Xianliang and Casimir, Anix and Ma, Lu and Wu, Tianpin and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {The lithium-ion battery, with a relatively small energy density of similar to 250 W h kg(-1), has dominantly powered many devices requiring small energy demands. However, there remains a need for a cheaper and smaller type of battery with higher energy density for energy-intensive storage purposes in the automotive, aircraft, and household energy sectors. With its higher specific capacity (1675 mA h g(-1)) and lower costs, the lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery represents the most promising next generation battery. The main focus of scientific inquiry surrounding Li-S batteries lies at the cathode, where sulfur chemically bonds to lithium. Current challenges pertaining to the high performance cathode such as the dissolution of sulfur into the electrolyte and electrode volume changes are highlighted. This review focuses on recent developments in the last three years of various sulfur integration methods at the cathode that result in improved electrochemical performance, increased energy density, cyclic stability, and a higher capacity over the mainstream lithium-ion battery. In particular, the most recent approaches were systematically examined and compared including the use of carbon and non-carbon composites to stabilize sulfur. Ideal material hosts for sulfur atoms in the cathode for outstanding Li-S batteries were outlined and thoroughly discussed. Critical understanding and relevant knowledge were summarized aiming to provide general guidance for rational design of high-performance cathodes for advanced Li-S batteries.},
doi = {10.1039/C6TA07864H},
journal = {Journal of Materials Chemistry. A},
number = 2,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
}

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  • Seh, Zhi Wei; Yu, Jung Ho; Li, Weiyang
  • Nature Communications, Vol. 5, Issue 1
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CaO-Templated Growth of Hierarchical Porous Graphene for High-Power Lithium-Sulfur Battery Applications
journal, December 2015

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Mechanism and Solution for the Capacity Fading of Li/FeS 2 Battery
journal, January 2016

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Sulphur–TiO2 yolk–shell nanoarchitecture with internal void space for long-cycle lithium–sulphur batteries
journal, January 2013

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Sulfur-Impregnated Activated Carbon Fiber Cloth as a Binder-Free Cathode for Rechargeable Li-S Batteries
journal, November 2011

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Antiperovskite Li 3 OCl Superionic Conductor Films for Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries
journal, February 2016


Li-rich anti-perovskite Li 3 OCl films with enhanced ionic conductivity
journal, January 2014

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