skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

This content will become publicly available on July 8, 2020

Title: A dicyanobenzoquinone based cathode material for rechargeable lithium and sodium ion batteries

Abstract

Organic quinone materials allow a sustainable approach for electric energy storage, yet, their intrinsic electrical insulation and dissolution into the electrolyte during cycling have hampered their wide applications. To handle these two issues, we have synthesized a novel organic cathode material by anchoring a quinone compound, 2,3-dicyano- p-benzoquinone (DCBQ) with a high redox potential of 3.37 V vs. Li/Li +, onto carbon nanotubes (CNTs) (CNTs-DCBQ) through a facile ‘‘grafting to’’ method. The elaborate combination of excellent electron conductivity and large surface area of CNTs and stable and reversible redox reaction of DCBQ enables CNTs-DCBQ to deliver high reversible capacities of 206.9 and 175.8 mA h g –1 at a current density of 10 mA g –1 and also remarkable capacities of 110.2 and 82.1 mA h g –1 at a higher current density of 200 mA g –1 with a capacity retention approaching 100% after 1000 cycles for lithium and sodium ion batteries, respectively.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1546544
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1544592
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; AC05-00OR22750; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 30; Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7488
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Lyu, Hailong, Jafta, Charl J., Popovs, Ilja, Meyer, Harry M., Hachtel, Jordan A., Huang, Jingsong, Sumpter, Bobby G., Dai, Sheng, and Sun, Xiao-Guang. A dicyanobenzoquinone based cathode material for rechargeable lithium and sodium ion batteries. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/c9ta04869c.
Lyu, Hailong, Jafta, Charl J., Popovs, Ilja, Meyer, Harry M., Hachtel, Jordan A., Huang, Jingsong, Sumpter, Bobby G., Dai, Sheng, & Sun, Xiao-Guang. A dicyanobenzoquinone based cathode material for rechargeable lithium and sodium ion batteries. United States. doi:10.1039/c9ta04869c.
Lyu, Hailong, Jafta, Charl J., Popovs, Ilja, Meyer, Harry M., Hachtel, Jordan A., Huang, Jingsong, Sumpter, Bobby G., Dai, Sheng, and Sun, Xiao-Guang. Mon . "A dicyanobenzoquinone based cathode material for rechargeable lithium and sodium ion batteries". United States. doi:10.1039/c9ta04869c.
@article{osti_1546544,
title = {A dicyanobenzoquinone based cathode material for rechargeable lithium and sodium ion batteries},
author = {Lyu, Hailong and Jafta, Charl J. and Popovs, Ilja and Meyer, Harry M. and Hachtel, Jordan A. and Huang, Jingsong and Sumpter, Bobby G. and Dai, Sheng and Sun, Xiao-Guang},
abstractNote = {Organic quinone materials allow a sustainable approach for electric energy storage, yet, their intrinsic electrical insulation and dissolution into the electrolyte during cycling have hampered their wide applications. To handle these two issues, we have synthesized a novel organic cathode material by anchoring a quinone compound, 2,3-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DCBQ) with a high redox potential of 3.37 V vs. Li/Li+, onto carbon nanotubes (CNTs) (CNTs-DCBQ) through a facile ‘‘grafting to’’ method. The elaborate combination of excellent electron conductivity and large surface area of CNTs and stable and reversible redox reaction of DCBQ enables CNTs-DCBQ to deliver high reversible capacities of 206.9 and 175.8 mA h g–1 at a current density of 10 mA g–1 and also remarkable capacities of 110.2 and 82.1 mA h g–1 at a higher current density of 200 mA g–1 with a capacity retention approaching 100% after 1000 cycles for lithium and sodium ion batteries, respectively.},
doi = {10.1039/c9ta04869c},
journal = {Journal of Materials Chemistry. A},
number = 30,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
This content will become publicly available on July 8, 2020
Publisher's Version of Record

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Issues and challenges facing rechargeable lithium batteries
journal, November 2001

  • Tarascon, J.-M.; Armand, M.
  • Nature, Vol. 414, Issue 6861, p. 359-367
  • DOI: 10.1038/35104644

A Novel Conductive Polymer-Sulfur Composite Cathode Material for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
journal, July 2002


Rechargeable batteries with organic radical cathodes
journal, June 2002