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Title: Li2S- or S-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries

Abstract

While members of the Li-S battery research community are becoming more consciences of the practical testing parameters, the widespread commercialization of a S based battery is still far from realization. Particularly the metallic Li used as the anode poses potential safety and cycle stability concerns. Alternatively, other S battery configurations without a Li-anode, i.e. lithium-ion Li2S or S battery, do not suffer from the same safety concerns and can possibly serve as a better method to bring room temperature S-based battery technologies to the industry. However, whether Li2S or S will be used as the initiating cathode material remains unclear as each offers their own unique advantages and disadvantages. In conclusion, this research news will discuss briefly both S and Li2S as cathodes and bring forward the key benefits of Li2S.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States); Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON (Canada)
  2. Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON (Canada)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
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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); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1491850
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1460455
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 48; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; Li-S battery; Li2S cathode; Lithium-ion sulfur battery; lithium metal battery; polysulfide

Citation Formats

Li, Matthew, Chen, Zhongwei, Wu, Tianpin, and Lu, Jun. Li2S- or S-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201801190.
Li, Matthew, Chen, Zhongwei, Wu, Tianpin, & Lu, Jun. Li2S- or S-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201801190
Li, Matthew, Chen, Zhongwei, Wu, Tianpin, and Lu, Jun. Sun . "Li2S- or S-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201801190. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1491850.
@article{osti_1491850,
title = {Li2S- or S-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries},
author = {Li, Matthew and Chen, Zhongwei and Wu, Tianpin and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {While members of the Li-S battery research community are becoming more consciences of the practical testing parameters, the widespread commercialization of a S based battery is still far from realization. Particularly the metallic Li used as the anode poses potential safety and cycle stability concerns. Alternatively, other S battery configurations without a Li-anode, i.e. lithium-ion Li2S or S battery, do not suffer from the same safety concerns and can possibly serve as a better method to bring room temperature S-based battery technologies to the industry. However, whether Li2S or S will be used as the initiating cathode material remains unclear as each offers their own unique advantages and disadvantages. In conclusion, this research news will discuss briefly both S and Li2S as cathodes and bring forward the key benefits of Li2S.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201801190},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 48,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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