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Title: Toward highly efficient electrocatalyst for Li–O 2 batteries using biphasic N-doping cobalt@graphene multiple-capsule heterostructures

To promote lithium-oxygen batteries available for practical applications, the development of advanced cathode catalysts with low-cost, high activity and stable structural properties is demanded. Such development is rooted on certain intelligent catalyst-electrode design that fundamentally facilitates electronic and ionic transport, and improves oxygen diffusivity in a porous environment. Here we design a biphasic nitrogen-doped cobalt@graphene multiple-capsule heterostructure, combined with a flexible, stable porous electrode architecture, and apply it as promising cathodes for lithium-oxygen cells. The biphasic nitrogen-doping feature improves the electric conductivity and catalytic activity; the multiple-nanocapsule configuration makes high/uniform electro-active zones possible; furthermore, the colander-like porous electrode facilitates the oxygen diffusion, catalytic reaction, and stable deposition of discharge products. Finally, the electrode exhibits much improved electrocatalytic properties associated with unique morphologies of electrochemically grown lithium peroxides.
Authors:
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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); The Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
  3. The Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nano Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1530-6984
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
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)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; cathode catalyst; cobalt nitride; lithium-oxygen battery; MOF; N-doped graphene
OSTI Identifier:
1372479

Tan, Guoqiang, Chong, Lina, Amine, Rachid, Lu, Jun, Liu, Cong, Yuan, Yifei, Wen, Jianguo, He, Kun, Bi, Xuanxuan, Guo, Yuanyuan, Wang, Hsien -Hau, Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, Al Hallaj, Said, Miller, Dean J., Liu, Dijia, and Amine, Khalil. Toward highly efficient electrocatalyst for Li–O2 batteries using biphasic N-doping cobalt@graphene multiple-capsule heterostructures. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00207.
Tan, Guoqiang, Chong, Lina, Amine, Rachid, Lu, Jun, Liu, Cong, Yuan, Yifei, Wen, Jianguo, He, Kun, Bi, Xuanxuan, Guo, Yuanyuan, Wang, Hsien -Hau, Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, Al Hallaj, Said, Miller, Dean J., Liu, Dijia, & Amine, Khalil. Toward highly efficient electrocatalyst for Li–O2 batteries using biphasic N-doping cobalt@graphene multiple-capsule heterostructures. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00207.
Tan, Guoqiang, Chong, Lina, Amine, Rachid, Lu, Jun, Liu, Cong, Yuan, Yifei, Wen, Jianguo, He, Kun, Bi, Xuanxuan, Guo, Yuanyuan, Wang, Hsien -Hau, Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, Al Hallaj, Said, Miller, Dean J., Liu, Dijia, and Amine, Khalil. 2017. "Toward highly efficient electrocatalyst for Li–O2 batteries using biphasic N-doping cobalt@graphene multiple-capsule heterostructures". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00207. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1372479.
@article{osti_1372479,
title = {Toward highly efficient electrocatalyst for Li–O2 batteries using biphasic N-doping cobalt@graphene multiple-capsule heterostructures},
author = {Tan, Guoqiang and Chong, Lina and Amine, Rachid and Lu, Jun and Liu, Cong and Yuan, Yifei and Wen, Jianguo and He, Kun and Bi, Xuanxuan and Guo, Yuanyuan and Wang, Hsien -Hau and Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza and Al Hallaj, Said and Miller, Dean J. and Liu, Dijia and Amine, Khalil},
abstractNote = {To promote lithium-oxygen batteries available for practical applications, the development of advanced cathode catalysts with low-cost, high activity and stable structural properties is demanded. Such development is rooted on certain intelligent catalyst-electrode design that fundamentally facilitates electronic and ionic transport, and improves oxygen diffusivity in a porous environment. Here we design a biphasic nitrogen-doped cobalt@graphene multiple-capsule heterostructure, combined with a flexible, stable porous electrode architecture, and apply it as promising cathodes for lithium-oxygen cells. The biphasic nitrogen-doping feature improves the electric conductivity and catalytic activity; the multiple-nanocapsule configuration makes high/uniform electro-active zones possible; furthermore, the colander-like porous electrode facilitates the oxygen diffusion, catalytic reaction, and stable deposition of discharge products. Finally, the electrode exhibits much improved electrocatalytic properties associated with unique morphologies of electrochemically grown lithium peroxides.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00207},
journal = {Nano Letters},
number = 5,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}