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Title: Hierarchically Porous, Ultrathick, “Breathable” Wood-Derived Cathode for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries

Abstract

Here, a hierarchically porous and ultrathick “breathable” wood-based cathode for high-performance Li-O 2 batteries is developed. The 3D carbon matrix obtained from the carbonized and activated wood (denoted as CA-wood) serves as a superconductive current collector and an ideal porous host for accommodating catalysts. The ruthenium (Ru) nanoparticles are uniformly anchored on the porous wall of the aligned microchannels (denoted as CA-wood/Ru). The aligned open microchannels inside the carbon matrix contribute to unimpeded oxygen gas diffusion. Furthermore, the hierarchical pores on the microchannel walls can be facilely impregnated by electrolyte, forming a continuous supply of electrolyte. As a result, numerous ideal triphase active sites are formed where electrolyte, oxygen, and catalyst accumulate on the porous walls of microchannels. Benefiting from the numerous well-balanced triple-phase active sites, the assembled Li-O 2 battery with the CA-wood/Ru cathode (thickness: ≈700 µm) shows a high specific area capacity of 8.58 mA h cm -2 at 0.1 mA cm -2. Also, the areal capacity can be further increased to 56.0 mA h cm -2 by using an ultrathick CA-wood/Ru cathode with a thickness of ≈3.4 mm. The facile ultrathick wood-based cathodes can be applied to other cathodes to achieve a super high areal capacity withoutmore » sacrificing the electrochemical performance.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. South China Univ. of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou (China); Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
  2. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
  3. South China Univ. of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States). Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1469901
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1394025
Grant/Contract Number:  
[SC0001160; DESC0001160]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 4; Related Information: NEES partners with University of Maryland (lead); University of California, Irvine; University of Florida; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sandia National Laboratories; Yale University]; Journal ID: ISSN 1614-6832
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; breathable; hierarchically porous; lithium‐oxygen batteries; wood‐based cathode

Citation Formats

Song, Huiyu, Xu, Shaomao, Li, Yiju, Dai, Jiaqi, Gong, Amy, Zhu, Mingwei, Zhu, Chunliang, Chen, Chaoji, Chen, Yanan, Yao, Yonggang, Liu, Boyang, Song, Jianwei, Pastel, Glenn, and Hu, Liangbing. Hierarchically Porous, Ultrathick, “Breathable” Wood-Derived Cathode for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/aenm.201701203.
Song, Huiyu, Xu, Shaomao, Li, Yiju, Dai, Jiaqi, Gong, Amy, Zhu, Mingwei, Zhu, Chunliang, Chen, Chaoji, Chen, Yanan, Yao, Yonggang, Liu, Boyang, Song, Jianwei, Pastel, Glenn, & Hu, Liangbing. Hierarchically Porous, Ultrathick, “Breathable” Wood-Derived Cathode for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries. United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201701203.
Song, Huiyu, Xu, Shaomao, Li, Yiju, Dai, Jiaqi, Gong, Amy, Zhu, Mingwei, Zhu, Chunliang, Chen, Chaoji, Chen, Yanan, Yao, Yonggang, Liu, Boyang, Song, Jianwei, Pastel, Glenn, and Hu, Liangbing. Fri . "Hierarchically Porous, Ultrathick, “Breathable” Wood-Derived Cathode for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries". United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201701203. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1469901.
@article{osti_1469901,
title = {Hierarchically Porous, Ultrathick, “Breathable” Wood-Derived Cathode for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries},
author = {Song, Huiyu and Xu, Shaomao and Li, Yiju and Dai, Jiaqi and Gong, Amy and Zhu, Mingwei and Zhu, Chunliang and Chen, Chaoji and Chen, Yanan and Yao, Yonggang and Liu, Boyang and Song, Jianwei and Pastel, Glenn and Hu, Liangbing},
abstractNote = {Here, a hierarchically porous and ultrathick “breathable” wood-based cathode for high-performance Li-O2 batteries is developed. The 3D carbon matrix obtained from the carbonized and activated wood (denoted as CA-wood) serves as a superconductive current collector and an ideal porous host for accommodating catalysts. The ruthenium (Ru) nanoparticles are uniformly anchored on the porous wall of the aligned microchannels (denoted as CA-wood/Ru). The aligned open microchannels inside the carbon matrix contribute to unimpeded oxygen gas diffusion. Furthermore, the hierarchical pores on the microchannel walls can be facilely impregnated by electrolyte, forming a continuous supply of electrolyte. As a result, numerous ideal triphase active sites are formed where electrolyte, oxygen, and catalyst accumulate on the porous walls of microchannels. Benefiting from the numerous well-balanced triple-phase active sites, the assembled Li-O2 battery with the CA-wood/Ru cathode (thickness: ≈700 µm) shows a high specific area capacity of 8.58 mA h cm-2 at 0.1 mA cm-2. Also, the areal capacity can be further increased to 56.0 mA h cm-2 by using an ultrathick CA-wood/Ru cathode with a thickness of ≈3.4 mm. The facile ultrathick wood-based cathodes can be applied to other cathodes to achieve a super high areal capacity without sacrificing the electrochemical performance.},
doi = {10.1002/aenm.201701203},
journal = {Advanced Energy Materials},
number = [4],
volume = [8],
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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