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Title: Polysulfide entrapment and retardation in gel electrolyte Li–S batteries: experiments and modeling

Abstract

To investigate polysulfide retardation in gel electrolyte Li–S batteries, discharge was paused near its end and then restarted. Polysulfide transport limitations were found to be responsible for reduced capacity compared to liquid systems.

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  1. Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1598724
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0008193
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Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Materials Chemistry. A; Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7488
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

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Shebert, George L., Zamani, Somayeh, Yi, Caspar, and Joo, Yong Lak. Polysulfide entrapment and retardation in gel electrolyte Li–S batteries: experiments and modeling. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1039/C9TA14234G.
Shebert, George L., Zamani, Somayeh, Yi, Caspar, & Joo, Yong Lak. Polysulfide entrapment and retardation in gel electrolyte Li–S batteries: experiments and modeling. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9TA14234G.
Shebert, George L., Zamani, Somayeh, Yi, Caspar, and Joo, Yong Lak. Wed . "Polysulfide entrapment and retardation in gel electrolyte Li–S batteries: experiments and modeling". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9TA14234G.
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author = {Shebert, George L. and Zamani, Somayeh and Yi, Caspar and Joo, Yong Lak},
abstractNote = {To investigate polysulfide retardation in gel electrolyte Li–S batteries, discharge was paused near its end and then restarted. Polysulfide transport limitations were found to be responsible for reduced capacity compared to liquid systems.},
doi = {10.1039/C9TA14234G},
journal = {Journal of Materials Chemistry. A},
number = ,
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place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2020},
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