skip to main content

Title: Tunable Core-Shell Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Cu2S Networked Nanocomposites as High-Performance Cathodes for Lithium-ion Batteries

In this study, nanoscale copper(I) sulfide (n-Cu2S) was deposited over networks of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) by atomic layer deposition (ALD). This synthetic route provides a high degree of control for tuning the materials properties. The resulting core shell SWCNT-n-Cu2S composite structure ensures an intimate contact between the two components while maintaining a high porosity for efficient transport of charges. Indeed, electrochemical testing demonstrates that these nanocomposites are promising as cathodes in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), exhibiting excellent stability over 200 discharge-charge cycles with a sustainable, high capacity of 260 mAh g(-1) (92% of the theoretical value in terms of Cu2S) and >99% Coulombic efficiency. This work establishes a general strategy for developing high-performance nanoscale electrode materials.
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Power Sources
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 280; Journal ID: ISSN 0378-7753
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
25 ENERGY STORAGE; Atomic layer deposition; Cathode; Cu 2 S; Lithium-ion battery