skip to main content

DOE PAGESDOE PAGES

This content will become publicly available on March 26, 2019

Title: Revisiting the Role of Polysulfides in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

Intermediate polysulfides (S n, where n = 2–8) play a critical role in both mechanistic understanding and performance improvement of lithium–sulfur batteries. The rational management of polysulfides is of profound significance for high-efficiency sulfur electrochemistry. In this paper, the key roles of polysulfides are discussed, with regard to their status, behavior, and their correspondingimpact on the lithium–sulfur system. Finally, two schools of thoughts for polysulfide management are proposed, their advantages and disadvantages are compared, and future developments are discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [3] ; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Wenzhou Univ. (China). Nanomaterials and Chemistry Key Lab.; Univ. of Waterloo, ON (Canada). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  2. Wenzhou Univ. (China). Nanomaterials and Chemistry Key Lab.
  3. Univ. of Waterloo, ON (Canada). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; 51272182; 51772219; 21471116; 51641210; LZ17E020002; LZ15E020002; G20170018
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Univ. of Waterloo, ON (Canada); Wenzhou Univ. (China)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V); USDOE Office of Science (SC); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China; Wenzhou Scientific and Technological in Public Project (China)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; energy density; lithium–sulfur batteries; polysulfide management; polysulfides
OSTI Identifier:
1471513
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1429551

Li, Gaoran, Wang, Shun, Zhang, Yining, Li, Matthew, Chen, Zhongwei, and Lu, Jun. Revisiting the Role of Polysulfides in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201705590.
Li, Gaoran, Wang, Shun, Zhang, Yining, Li, Matthew, Chen, Zhongwei, & Lu, Jun. Revisiting the Role of Polysulfides in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201705590.
Li, Gaoran, Wang, Shun, Zhang, Yining, Li, Matthew, Chen, Zhongwei, and Lu, Jun. 2018. "Revisiting the Role of Polysulfides in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201705590.
@article{osti_1471513,
title = {Revisiting the Role of Polysulfides in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries},
author = {Li, Gaoran and Wang, Shun and Zhang, Yining and Li, Matthew and Chen, Zhongwei and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {Intermediate polysulfides (Sn, where n = 2–8) play a critical role in both mechanistic understanding and performance improvement of lithium–sulfur batteries. The rational management of polysulfides is of profound significance for high-efficiency sulfur electrochemistry. In this paper, the key roles of polysulfides are discussed, with regard to their status, behavior, and their correspondingimpact on the lithium–sulfur system. Finally, two schools of thoughts for polysulfide management are proposed, their advantages and disadvantages are compared, and future developments are discussed.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201705590},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 22,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

Works referenced in this record:

Nanostructured sulfur cathodes
journal, January 2013
  • Yang, Yuan; Zheng, Guangyuan; Cui, Yi
  • Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 42, Issue 7, p. 3018-3032
  • DOI: 10.1039/c2cs35256g

Li–O2 and Li–S batteries with high energy storage
journal, January 2012
  • Bruce, Peter G.; Freunberger, Stefan A.; Hardwick, Laurence J.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 11, Issue 1, p. 19-29
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat3191

Moving to a Solid-State Configuration: A Valid Approach to Making Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Viable for Practical Applications
journal, September 2010
  • Hassoun, Jusef; Scrosati, Bruno
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, Issue 45, p. 5198-5201
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201002584

A High-Performance Polymer Tin Sulfur Lithium Ion Battery
journal, February 2010
  • Hassoun, Jusef; Scrosati, Bruno
  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 49, Issue 13, p. 2371-2374
  • DOI: 10.1002/anie.200907324

A lithium superionic conductor
journal, July 2011
  • Kamaya, Noriaki; Homma, Kenji; Yamakawa, Yuichiro
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 10, Issue 9, p. 682-686
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat3066

Lithium-Sulfur Cells: The Gap between the State-of-the-Art and the Requirements for High Energy Battery Cells
journal, April 2015
  • Hagen, Markus; Hanselmann, Dominik; Ahlbrecht, Katharina
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 5, Issue 16, 1401986
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201401986

New Nanostructured Li2S/Silicon Rechargeable Battery with High Specific Energy
journal, April 2010
  • Yang, Yuan; McDowell, Matthew T.; Jackson, Ariel
  • Nano Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p. 1486-1491
  • DOI: 10.1021/nl100504q

Liquid electrolyte lithium/sulfur battery: Fundamental chemistry, problems, and solutions
journal, June 2013