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Title: SWNT Anchored with Carboxylated Polythiophene “Links” on High-Capacity Li-Ion Battery Anode Materials

Abstract

In this paper, conjugated polymers possessing polar functionalities were shown to effectively anchor single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to the surface of high-capacity anode materials and enable the formation of electrical networks. Specifically, poly[3-(potassium-4-butanoate) thiophene] (PPBT) served as a bridge between SWNT networks and various anode materials, including monodispersed Fe3O4 spheres (sFe3O4) and silicon nanoparticles (Si NPs). The PPBT π-conjugated backbone and carboxylate (COO-) substituted alkyl side chains, respectively, attracted the SWNT π-electron surface and chemically interacted with active material surface hydroxyl (-OH) species to form a carboxylate bond. Beneficially, this architecture effectively captured cracked/pulverized particles that typically form as a result of repeated active material volume changes that occur during charging and discharging. Thus and finally, changes in electrode thickness were suppressed substantially, stable SEI layers were formed, electrode resistance was reduced, and enhanced electrode kinetics was observed. Together, these factors led to excellent electrochemical performance.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [6]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  2. Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  3. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  4. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry. Dept. of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Energy Sciences Directorate
  5. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry. Dept. of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
  6. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States); Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1460700
Report Number(s):
BNL-207836-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; SC0012673
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 17; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Kwon, Yo Han, Minnici, Krysten, Park, Jung Jin, Lee, Sujin R., Zhang, Guoyan, Takeuchi, Esther S., Takeuchi, Kenneth J., Marschilok, Amy C., and Reichmanis, Elsa. SWNT Anchored with Carboxylated Polythiophene “Links” on High-Capacity Li-Ion Battery Anode Materials. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1021/jacs.8b00693.
Kwon, Yo Han, Minnici, Krysten, Park, Jung Jin, Lee, Sujin R., Zhang, Guoyan, Takeuchi, Esther S., Takeuchi, Kenneth J., Marschilok, Amy C., & Reichmanis, Elsa. SWNT Anchored with Carboxylated Polythiophene “Links” on High-Capacity Li-Ion Battery Anode Materials. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b00693
Kwon, Yo Han, Minnici, Krysten, Park, Jung Jin, Lee, Sujin R., Zhang, Guoyan, Takeuchi, Esther S., Takeuchi, Kenneth J., Marschilok, Amy C., and Reichmanis, Elsa. Sat . "SWNT Anchored with Carboxylated Polythiophene “Links” on High-Capacity Li-Ion Battery Anode Materials". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b00693. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1460700.
@article{osti_1460700,
title = {SWNT Anchored with Carboxylated Polythiophene “Links” on High-Capacity Li-Ion Battery Anode Materials},
author = {Kwon, Yo Han and Minnici, Krysten and Park, Jung Jin and Lee, Sujin R. and Zhang, Guoyan and Takeuchi, Esther S. and Takeuchi, Kenneth J. and Marschilok, Amy C. and Reichmanis, Elsa},
abstractNote = {In this paper, conjugated polymers possessing polar functionalities were shown to effectively anchor single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to the surface of high-capacity anode materials and enable the formation of electrical networks. Specifically, poly[3-(potassium-4-butanoate) thiophene] (PPBT) served as a bridge between SWNT networks and various anode materials, including monodispersed Fe3O4 spheres (sFe3O4) and silicon nanoparticles (Si NPs). The PPBT π-conjugated backbone and carboxylate (COO-) substituted alkyl side chains, respectively, attracted the SWNT π-electron surface and chemically interacted with active material surface hydroxyl (-OH) species to form a carboxylate bond. Beneficially, this architecture effectively captured cracked/pulverized particles that typically form as a result of repeated active material volume changes that occur during charging and discharging. Thus and finally, changes in electrode thickness were suppressed substantially, stable SEI layers were formed, electrode resistance was reduced, and enhanced electrode kinetics was observed. Together, these factors led to excellent electrochemical performance.},
doi = {10.1021/jacs.8b00693},
journal = {Journal of the American Chemical Society},
number = 17,
volume = 140,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: (a) Schematic illustration of the preparation of the SWNT-anchored electroactive material with PPBT links. Proposed mechanism of (b) the control electroactive particle and (c) the SWNT-anchored electroactive particle during charging/discharging.

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