skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Silica Restricting the Sulfur Volatilization of Nickel Sulfide for High- Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries

Abstract

Nickel sulfides are regarded as promising anode materials for advanced rechargeable lithium-ion batteries due to their high theoretical capacity. However, capacity fade arising from significant volume changes during operation greatly limits their practical applications. Herein, confined NiSx@C yolk-shell microboxes are constructed to address volume changes and confine the active material in the internal void space. Having benefited from the yolk-shell structure design, the prepared NiSx@C yolk-shell microboxes display excellent electrochemical performance in lithium-ion batteries. Particularly, it delivers impressive cycle stability (460 mAh g(-1) after 2000 cycles at 1 A g(-1)) and superior rate performance (225 mAh g(-1) at 20 A g(-1)). Furthermore, the lithium storage mechanism is ascertained with in situ synchrotron high-energy X-ray diffractions and in situ electrochemical impedance spectra. This unique confined yolk-shell structure may open up new strategies to create other advanced electrode materials for high performance electrochemical storage systems.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - Office of Vehicle Technologies (VTO); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); National Key Research and Development Program of China; Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China - International Science and Technology Cooperation Program; China Scholarship Council
OSTI Identifier:
1581002
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Advanced Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 43
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Li-ion battery; in situ EIS; in situ synchrotron HEXRD; long-term cycling stability; nickel sulfide

Citation Formats

Li, Qidong, Li, Li, Wu, Peijie, Xu, Nuo, Wang, Liang, Li, Matthew, Dai, Alvin, Amine, Khalil, Mai, Liqiang, and Lu, Jun. Silica Restricting the Sulfur Volatilization of Nickel Sulfide for High- Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/aenm.201901153.
Li, Qidong, Li, Li, Wu, Peijie, Xu, Nuo, Wang, Liang, Li, Matthew, Dai, Alvin, Amine, Khalil, Mai, Liqiang, & Lu, Jun. Silica Restricting the Sulfur Volatilization of Nickel Sulfide for High- Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries. United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201901153.
Li, Qidong, Li, Li, Wu, Peijie, Xu, Nuo, Wang, Liang, Li, Matthew, Dai, Alvin, Amine, Khalil, Mai, Liqiang, and Lu, Jun. Fri . "Silica Restricting the Sulfur Volatilization of Nickel Sulfide for High- Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries". United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201901153.
@article{osti_1581002,
title = {Silica Restricting the Sulfur Volatilization of Nickel Sulfide for High- Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries},
author = {Li, Qidong and Li, Li and Wu, Peijie and Xu, Nuo and Wang, Liang and Li, Matthew and Dai, Alvin and Amine, Khalil and Mai, Liqiang and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {Nickel sulfides are regarded as promising anode materials for advanced rechargeable lithium-ion batteries due to their high theoretical capacity. However, capacity fade arising from significant volume changes during operation greatly limits their practical applications. Herein, confined NiSx@C yolk-shell microboxes are constructed to address volume changes and confine the active material in the internal void space. Having benefited from the yolk-shell structure design, the prepared NiSx@C yolk-shell microboxes display excellent electrochemical performance in lithium-ion batteries. Particularly, it delivers impressive cycle stability (460 mAh g(-1) after 2000 cycles at 1 A g(-1)) and superior rate performance (225 mAh g(-1) at 20 A g(-1)). Furthermore, the lithium storage mechanism is ascertained with in situ synchrotron high-energy X-ray diffractions and in situ electrochemical impedance spectra. This unique confined yolk-shell structure may open up new strategies to create other advanced electrode materials for high performance electrochemical storage systems.},
doi = {10.1002/aenm.201901153},
journal = {Advanced Energy Materials},
number = 43,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

Works referenced in this record:

Battery materials for ultrafast charging and discharging
journal, March 2009

  • Kang, Byoungwoo; Ceder, Gerbrand
  • Nature, Vol. 458, Issue 7235, p. 190-193
  • DOI: 10.1038/nature07853

A Nickel Metal Hydride Battery for Electric Vehicles
journal, April 1993


Lithium Batteries and Cathode Materials
journal, October 2004

  • Whittingham, M. Stanley
  • Chemical Reviews, Vol. 104, Issue 10, p. 4271-4302
  • DOI: 10.1021/cr020731c

The path towards sustainable energy
journal, December 2016

  • Chu, Steven; Cui, Yi; Liu, Nian
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 16, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat4834

Accelerating the discovery of materials for clean energy in the era of smart automation
journal, April 2018

  • Tabor, Daniel P.; Roch, Loïc M.; Saikin, Semion K.
  • Nature Reviews Materials, Vol. 3, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1038/s41578-018-0005-z

Li-alloy based anode materials for Li secondary batteries
journal, January 2010

  • Park, Cheol-Min; Kim, Jae-Hun; Kim, Hansu
  • Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 39, Issue 8, p. 3115-3141
  • DOI: 10.1039/b919877f

Air-stable and freestanding lithium alloy/graphene foil as an alternative to lithium metal anodes
journal, July 2017


Fast and Large Lithium Storage in 3D Porous VN Nanowires-Graphene Composite as a Superior Anode Toward High-Performance Hybrid Supercapacitors
journal, March 2015

  • Wang, Rutao; Lang, Junwei; Zhang, Peng
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25, Issue 15
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404472

A Yolk-Shell Design for Stabilized and Scalable Li-Ion Battery Alloy Anodes
journal, May 2012

  • Liu, Nian; Wu, Hui; McDowell, Matthew T.
  • Nano Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1021/nl3014814

Amorphous TiO 2 Shells: A Vital Elastic Buffering Layer on Silicon Nanoparticles for High-Performance and Safe Lithium Storage
journal, April 2017


Tuning the Shell Number of Multishelled Metal Oxide Hollow Fibers for Optimized Lithium-Ion Storage
journal, May 2017


General Formation of MS (M = Ni, Cu, Mn) Box-in-Box Hollow Structures with Enhanced Pseudocapacitive Properties
journal, September 2014

  • Yu, Xin-Yao; Yu, Le; Shen, Laifa
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 24, Issue 47
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402560

Sb@C coaxial nanotubes as a superior long-life and high-rate anode for sodium ion batteries
journal, January 2016

  • Liu, Zhiming; Yu, Xin-Yao; Lou, Xiong Wen (David)
  • Energy & Environmental Science, Vol. 9, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01501H

Self-adaptive mesoporous CoS@alveolus-like carbon yolk-shell microsphere for alkali cations storage
journal, November 2017


Uncovering the Cu-driven electrochemical mechanism of transition metal chalcogenides based electrodes
journal, January 2019


2 p resonance photoemission and Auger features in NiS 2 and FeS 2
journal, August 1999


Large Fermi Surface of Heavy Electrons at the Border of Mott Insulating State in NiS2
journal, May 2016

  • Friedemann, S.; Chang, H.; Gamża, M. B.
  • Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/srep25335

Photocatalytic hydrogen production using twinned nanocrystals and an unanchored NiSx co-catalyst
journal, September 2016


Improved cycling stability of NiS 2 cathodes through designing a “kiwano” hollow structure
journal, January 2018

  • Zhang, Yaru; Lu, Fei; Pan, Lu
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 6, Issue 25
  • DOI: 10.1039/C8TA01551A

Controllable Preparation of Square Nickel Chalcogenide (NiS and NiSe 2 ) Nanoplates for Superior Li/Na Ion Storage Properties
journal, September 2016

  • Fan, Haosen; Yu, Hong; Wu, Xinglong
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 8, Issue 38
  • DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b07300

One-step synthesis of nickel sulfide/N-doped graphene composite as anode materials for lithium ion batteries
journal, February 2015


Stable freestanding Li-ion battery cathodes by in situ conformal coating of conducting polypyrrole on NiS-carbon nanofiber films
journal, November 2016


In Situ Fabrication of CoS and NiS Nanomaterials Anchored on Reduced Graphene Oxide for Reversible Lithium Storage
journal, June 2016

  • Tan, Yingbin; Liang, Ming; Lou, Peili
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 8, Issue 23
  • DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b01003

Thermochemical decomposition of hydrogen sulfide with nickel sulfide
journal, September 1983

  • Kiuchi, Hiromichi; Funaki, Kimio; Tanaka, Tokiaki
  • Metallurgical Transactions B, Vol. 14, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1007/BF02654352

Nanoscale kinetics of asymmetrical corrosion in core-shell nanoparticles
journal, March 2018


Mesoporous Li 3 VO 4 /C Submicron-Ellipsoids Supported on Reduced Graphene Oxide as Practical Anode for High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries
journal, October 2015


Charge–discharge mechanism of mechanically alloyed NiS used as a cathode in rechargeable lithium batteries
journal, October 2003


Controlled-synthesis of NiS hierarchical hollow microspheres with different building blocks and their application in lithium batteries
journal, January 2011

  • Wang, Yong; Zhu, Qingshan; Tao, Ling
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 21, Issue 25
  • DOI: 10.1039/c1jm10271k

Li-insertion in hard carbon anode materials for Li-ion batteries
journal, September 1999


Burning lithium in CS2 for high-performing compact Li2S–graphene nanocapsules for Li–S batteries
journal, June 2017


Plasmonically Enhanced Thermomechanical Detection of Infrared Radiation
journal, March 2013

  • Yi, Fei; Zhu, Hai; Reed, Jason C.
  • Nano Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1021/nl400087b