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Title: Recent advances in polysulfide mediation of lithium-sulfur batteries via facile cathode and electrolyte modification

Abstract

Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries have garnered immense interest due to their potential to surpass the energy densities of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. However, severe technical problems of polysulfide dissolution and shuttle effect still prohibit the commercialization of Li-S batteries. This review focuses on the recent advances of polysulfide mediation in conventional Li-S batteries with liquid electrolytes. Simple yet effective solutions to control polysulfide dissolution and shuttling via facile modification of the cathode and the electrolyte are highlighted. The rational design of cathode composition, the use of polysulfide barrier layers, and the selection of electrolyte components are discussed. These strategies offer significant promise to address the challenges and increase the viability of the large-scale application of Li-S batteries.

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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1572833
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1546859
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
APL Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2166-532X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

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Fang, Chen, Zhang, Guangzhao, Lau, Jonathan, and Liu, Gao. Recent advances in polysulfide mediation of lithium-sulfur batteries via facile cathode and electrolyte modification. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5110525.
Fang, Chen, Zhang, Guangzhao, Lau, Jonathan, & Liu, Gao. Recent advances in polysulfide mediation of lithium-sulfur batteries via facile cathode and electrolyte modification. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5110525.
Fang, Chen, Zhang, Guangzhao, Lau, Jonathan, and Liu, Gao. Mon . "Recent advances in polysulfide mediation of lithium-sulfur batteries via facile cathode and electrolyte modification". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5110525. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1572833.
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title = {Recent advances in polysulfide mediation of lithium-sulfur batteries via facile cathode and electrolyte modification},
author = {Fang, Chen and Zhang, Guangzhao and Lau, Jonathan and Liu, Gao},
abstractNote = {Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries have garnered immense interest due to their potential to surpass the energy densities of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. However, severe technical problems of polysulfide dissolution and shuttle effect still prohibit the commercialization of Li-S batteries. This review focuses on the recent advances of polysulfide mediation in conventional Li-S batteries with liquid electrolytes. Simple yet effective solutions to control polysulfide dissolution and shuttling via facile modification of the cathode and the electrolyte are highlighted. The rational design of cathode composition, the use of polysulfide barrier layers, and the selection of electrolyte components are discussed. These strategies offer significant promise to address the challenges and increase the viability of the large-scale application of Li-S batteries.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5110525},
journal = {APL Materials},
number = 8,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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