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Title: Dendrite-Free Flexible Fiber-Shaped Zn Battery with Long Cycle Life in Water and Air

Abstract

Fiber-shaped aqueous rechargeable Zn batteries (FARZBs) show flexibility, good reliability, cost-effectiveness, high energy/power densities, and high safety that have attracted increasing attention as promising energy storage devices for future wearable applications. However, the development of FARZB is limited by its poor cycling life and inferior charge-discharge performance, mainly suffering from zinc dendrite growth and increasing electrode irreversibility. In this work, dendrite-free fiber-shaped Zn//Co 3O 4 rechargeable batteries with a long cycle life tested in water and air, are obtained via tuning the surface binding energy of Zn on the anode using the zincophilic N,O-functional carbon fiber, as well as engineering the Co 3O 4 cathode with a nanowire array structure. The fiber-shaped Zn//Co 3O 4 full battery demonstrates remarkable long cycle life in water and air with high energy density, impressive flexibility, and excellent waterproof ability (fully immersed and charged/discharged under water for more than 33 h for 3000 cycles with capacity retention of ≈80%). The reversible electrochemical mechanisms of the FARZBs, without obvious zinc dendrite deposits and structural change of Co 3O 4 nanowires, are confirmed by a series of characterizations. Furthermore, these results demonstrate that the FARZBs are promising power sources for emerging wearable electronics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics, Chengdu (People's Republic of China). Inst. of Chemical Materials; Sichuan Research Center of New Materials, Sichuan (People's Republic of China)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States). Chemical Sciences and Engineering Div.
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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)
OSTI Identifier:
1574690
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1562551
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; DE‐AC02‐06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 41; Journal ID: ISSN 1614-6832
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; Co3O4 nanowires array; dendrite-free; fiber-shaped Zn battery; high energy density; waterproof

Citation Formats

Guan, Qun, Li, Yongpeng, Bi, Xuanxuan, Yang, Jie, Zhou, Jingwen, Li, Xuelian, Cheng, Jianli, Wang, Zhuanpei, Wang, Bin, and Lu, Jun. Dendrite-Free Flexible Fiber-Shaped Zn Battery with Long Cycle Life in Water and Air. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/aenm.201901434.
Guan, Qun, Li, Yongpeng, Bi, Xuanxuan, Yang, Jie, Zhou, Jingwen, Li, Xuelian, Cheng, Jianli, Wang, Zhuanpei, Wang, Bin, & Lu, Jun. Dendrite-Free Flexible Fiber-Shaped Zn Battery with Long Cycle Life in Water and Air. United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201901434.
Guan, Qun, Li, Yongpeng, Bi, Xuanxuan, Yang, Jie, Zhou, Jingwen, Li, Xuelian, Cheng, Jianli, Wang, Zhuanpei, Wang, Bin, and Lu, Jun. Wed . "Dendrite-Free Flexible Fiber-Shaped Zn Battery with Long Cycle Life in Water and Air". United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201901434.
@article{osti_1574690,
title = {Dendrite-Free Flexible Fiber-Shaped Zn Battery with Long Cycle Life in Water and Air},
author = {Guan, Qun and Li, Yongpeng and Bi, Xuanxuan and Yang, Jie and Zhou, Jingwen and Li, Xuelian and Cheng, Jianli and Wang, Zhuanpei and Wang, Bin and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {Fiber-shaped aqueous rechargeable Zn batteries (FARZBs) show flexibility, good reliability, cost-effectiveness, high energy/power densities, and high safety that have attracted increasing attention as promising energy storage devices for future wearable applications. However, the development of FARZB is limited by its poor cycling life and inferior charge-discharge performance, mainly suffering from zinc dendrite growth and increasing electrode irreversibility. In this work, dendrite-free fiber-shaped Zn//Co3O4 rechargeable batteries with a long cycle life tested in water and air, are obtained via tuning the surface binding energy of Zn on the anode using the zincophilic N,O-functional carbon fiber, as well as engineering the Co3O4 cathode with a nanowire array structure. The fiber-shaped Zn//Co3O4 full battery demonstrates remarkable long cycle life in water and air with high energy density, impressive flexibility, and excellent waterproof ability (fully immersed and charged/discharged under water for more than 33 h for 3000 cycles with capacity retention of ≈80%). The reversible electrochemical mechanisms of the FARZBs, without obvious zinc dendrite deposits and structural change of Co3O4 nanowires, are confirmed by a series of characterizations. Furthermore, these results demonstrate that the FARZBs are promising power sources for emerging wearable electronics.},
doi = {10.1002/aenm.201901434},
journal = {Advanced Energy Materials},
number = 41,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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