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Title: Fe 2 P-decorated N,P Codoped Carbon Synthesized via Direct Biological Recycling for Endurable Sulfur Encapsulation

Abstract

In spite of the great potential in leading next-generation energy storage technology, Li–S batteries suffer rapid capacity decay arising from the shuttling effect of lithium polysulfides (LiPSs), a major concern that must be addressed before commercialization can be realized. To tackle this challenge, we demonstrate a facile approach to fabricate a hierarchically structured composite of Fe2P@nitrogen, phosphorus codoped carbon (Fe2P@ NPC) by direct biological recycling of iron metal from electroplating sludge using bacteria. This material, featuring uniform dispersion of Fe2P nanoparticles (NPs) in porous NPC matrix, effectively adapts volume variation of sulfur upon cycling and simultaneously provides multiple channels for efficient lithium ion transport. In addition, Fe2P NPs with strong adhesion properties of tightly anchored soluble LiPSs formed during discharge can significantly facilitate the decomposition of Li2S during the subsequent charging process. The Li–S cell built on this cathode architecture delivers high specific capacity (1555.7 mAh g–1 at 0.1 C), appreciable rate capability (679.7 mAh g–1 at 10 C), and greatly enhanced cycling performance (761.9 mAh g–1 at 1.0 C after 500 cycles).

Authors:
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  1. School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
  2. Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois 60439, United States
  3. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Transportation Office. Vehicle Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1668082
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1691439; OSTI ID: 1774593
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
ACS Central Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: ACS Central Science Journal Volume: 6 Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2374-7943
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Sulfur; Bacteria; Carbon; Electrodes; Batteries

Citation Formats

Li, Yijuan, Lei, Xueqian, Yuan, Yifei, Wu, Shuyue, Han, Bin, Liu, Xueming, Liu, Weizhen, Hu, Junhua, Yang, Chenghao, Lin, Zhang, and Lu, Jun. Fe 2 P-decorated N,P Codoped Carbon Synthesized via Direct Biological Recycling for Endurable Sulfur Encapsulation. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.0c00899.
Li, Yijuan, Lei, Xueqian, Yuan, Yifei, Wu, Shuyue, Han, Bin, Liu, Xueming, Liu, Weizhen, Hu, Junhua, Yang, Chenghao, Lin, Zhang, & Lu, Jun. Fe 2 P-decorated N,P Codoped Carbon Synthesized via Direct Biological Recycling for Endurable Sulfur Encapsulation. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.0c00899
Li, Yijuan, Lei, Xueqian, Yuan, Yifei, Wu, Shuyue, Han, Bin, Liu, Xueming, Liu, Weizhen, Hu, Junhua, Yang, Chenghao, Lin, Zhang, and Lu, Jun. Fri . "Fe 2 P-decorated N,P Codoped Carbon Synthesized via Direct Biological Recycling for Endurable Sulfur Encapsulation". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.0c00899.
@article{osti_1668082,
title = {Fe 2 P-decorated N,P Codoped Carbon Synthesized via Direct Biological Recycling for Endurable Sulfur Encapsulation},
author = {Li, Yijuan and Lei, Xueqian and Yuan, Yifei and Wu, Shuyue and Han, Bin and Liu, Xueming and Liu, Weizhen and Hu, Junhua and Yang, Chenghao and Lin, Zhang and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {In spite of the great potential in leading next-generation energy storage technology, Li–S batteries suffer rapid capacity decay arising from the shuttling effect of lithium polysulfides (LiPSs), a major concern that must be addressed before commercialization can be realized. To tackle this challenge, we demonstrate a facile approach to fabricate a hierarchically structured composite of Fe2P@nitrogen, phosphorus codoped carbon (Fe2P@ NPC) by direct biological recycling of iron metal from electroplating sludge using bacteria. This material, featuring uniform dispersion of Fe2P nanoparticles (NPs) in porous NPC matrix, effectively adapts volume variation of sulfur upon cycling and simultaneously provides multiple channels for efficient lithium ion transport. In addition, Fe2P NPs with strong adhesion properties of tightly anchored soluble LiPSs formed during discharge can significantly facilitate the decomposition of Li2S during the subsequent charging process. The Li–S cell built on this cathode architecture delivers high specific capacity (1555.7 mAh g–1 at 0.1 C), appreciable rate capability (679.7 mAh g–1 at 10 C), and greatly enhanced cycling performance (761.9 mAh g–1 at 1.0 C after 500 cycles).},
doi = {10.1021/acscentsci.0c00899},
journal = {ACS Central Science},
number = 10,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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