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Title: Designing Lithium-Sulfur Cells with Practically Necessary Parameters

Abstract

Here, the capacity limitation of insertion-compound cathodes hampers the development of high-energy-density lithium-ion batteries and thus has generated immense interest in conversion-reaction cathodes, such as sulfur. With no restriction to maintain their initial physicochemical properties, sulfur cathodes offer a high theoretical capacity (1,675 mA hr g–1). However, the amounts of sulfur and electrolyte that drastically affect the battery electrochemistry have been ignored for years; thereby, the cathode performances have often been overrated.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1488316
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0007218
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Joule
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4351
Publisher:
Elsevier - Cell Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; lithium-sulfur batteries; high sulfur loading; high sulfur content; low electrolyte amount; cycle life

Citation Formats

Chung, Sheng -Heng, and Manthiram, Arumugam. Designing Lithium-Sulfur Cells with Practically Necessary Parameters. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.01.002.
Chung, Sheng -Heng, & Manthiram, Arumugam. Designing Lithium-Sulfur Cells with Practically Necessary Parameters. United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.01.002.
Chung, Sheng -Heng, and Manthiram, Arumugam. Thu . "Designing Lithium-Sulfur Cells with Practically Necessary Parameters". United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.01.002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1488316.
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title = {Designing Lithium-Sulfur Cells with Practically Necessary Parameters},
author = {Chung, Sheng -Heng and Manthiram, Arumugam},
abstractNote = {Here, the capacity limitation of insertion-compound cathodes hampers the development of high-energy-density lithium-ion batteries and thus has generated immense interest in conversion-reaction cathodes, such as sulfur. With no restriction to maintain their initial physicochemical properties, sulfur cathodes offer a high theoretical capacity (1,675 mA hr g–1). However, the amounts of sulfur and electrolyte that drastically affect the battery electrochemistry have been ignored for years; thereby, the cathode performances have often been overrated.},
doi = {10.1016/j.joule.2018.01.002},
journal = {Joule},
number = 4,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Morphology and microstructure analysis of CGCC cathode. (a) Illustration of the synthesis route. (b) Low-magnification SEM/EDS inspections of CGCC. Scale bar: 10 μm. (c) High-magnification SEM/EDS inspections of CGCC. Scale bar: 2 μm (d) SEM/EDS inspections of freshly-made CGCC cathode. Scale bar: 10 μm. Scale bar in themore » inset: 1 μm. (e) SEM/EDS inspections of cycled CGCC cathodes. Scale bar: 10 μm. Scale bar in the inset: 1 μm. See also Figures S1 and S2.« less

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