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Title: An ethyl methyl sulfone co-solvent eliminates macroscopic morphological instabilities of lithium metal anode

Abstract

Lithium metal anodes suffer from a short cycle life, and the parasitic reactions of lithium with electrolytes are widely observed. Common sense is to avoid such reactions. Here in this paper, we head in the opposite direction by using an oxidizing co-solvent, ethyl methyl sulfone, in the electrolyte, which addresses the ‘dendrite’ issue entirely, resulting in a dense and macroscopically smooth surface morphology of the plated lithium. However, a dendrite-free lithium metal anode does not necessarily exhibit a high coulombic efficiency.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  3. Hewlett-Packard Co., Corvallis, OR (Untied States)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1530189
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1497428
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; EE0008194
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ChemComm
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 55; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-7345
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Shin, Woochul, So, Kang Pyo, Stickle, William F., Su, Cong, Lu, Jun, Li, Ju, and Ji, Xiulei. An ethyl methyl sulfone co-solvent eliminates macroscopic morphological instabilities of lithium metal anode. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/c9cc00046a.
Shin, Woochul, So, Kang Pyo, Stickle, William F., Su, Cong, Lu, Jun, Li, Ju, & Ji, Xiulei. An ethyl methyl sulfone co-solvent eliminates macroscopic morphological instabilities of lithium metal anode. United States. doi:10.1039/c9cc00046a.
Shin, Woochul, So, Kang Pyo, Stickle, William F., Su, Cong, Lu, Jun, Li, Ju, and Ji, Xiulei. Thu . "An ethyl methyl sulfone co-solvent eliminates macroscopic morphological instabilities of lithium metal anode". United States. doi:10.1039/c9cc00046a.
@article{osti_1530189,
title = {An ethyl methyl sulfone co-solvent eliminates macroscopic morphological instabilities of lithium metal anode},
author = {Shin, Woochul and So, Kang Pyo and Stickle, William F. and Su, Cong and Lu, Jun and Li, Ju and Ji, Xiulei},
abstractNote = {Lithium metal anodes suffer from a short cycle life, and the parasitic reactions of lithium with electrolytes are widely observed. Common sense is to avoid such reactions. Here in this paper, we head in the opposite direction by using an oxidizing co-solvent, ethyl methyl sulfone, in the electrolyte, which addresses the ‘dendrite’ issue entirely, resulting in a dense and macroscopically smooth surface morphology of the plated lithium. However, a dendrite-free lithium metal anode does not necessarily exhibit a high coulombic efficiency.},
doi = {10.1039/c9cc00046a},
journal = {ChemComm},
number = 23,
volume = 55,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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