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Design Principles for Heteroatom-Doped Nanocarbon to Achieve Strong Anchoring of Polysulfides for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Hou, Ting-Zheng; Chen, Xiang; Peng, Hong-Jie; Huang, Jia-Qi; Li, Bo-Quan; Zhang, Qiang; Li, Bo; Zhang, Q (reprint author), Tsinghua Univ, Dept Chem Engn, Beijing Key Lab Green Chem React Engn & Technol, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China.
2016-06-22
Source PublicationSMALL
ISSN1613-6810
Volume12Issue:24Pages:3283-3291
AbstractLithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries have been intensively concerned to fulfill the urgent demands of high capacity energy storage. One of the major unsolved issues is the complex diffusion of lithium polysulfide intermediates, which in combination with the subsequent paradox reactions is known as the shuttle effect. Nanocarbon with homogeneous nonpolar surface served as scaffolding materials in sulfur cathode basically cannot afford a sufficient binding and confining effect to maintain lithium polysulfides within the cathode. Herein, a systematical density functional theory calculation of various heteroatoms-doped nanocarbon materials is conducted to elaborate the mechanism and guide the future screening and rational design of Li-S cathode for better performance. It is proved that the chemical modification using N or O dopant significantly enhances the interaction between the carbon hosts and the polysulfide guests via dipole-dipole electrostatic interaction and thereby effectively prevents shuttle of polysulfides, allowing high capacity and high coulombic efficiency. By contrast, the introduction of B, F, S, P, and Cl monodopants into carbon matrix is unsatisfactory. To achieve the strong-couple effect toward Li2Sx, the principles for rational design of doped carbon scaffolds in Li-S batteries to achieve a strong electrostatic dipole-dipole interaction are proposed. An implicit volcano plot is obtained to describe the dependence of binding energies on electronegativity of dopants. Moreover, the codoping strategy is predicted to achieve even stronger interfacial interaction to trap lithium polysulfides.
description.department[hou, ting-zheng ; chen, xiang ; peng, hong-jie ; huang, jia-qi ; li, bo-quan ; zhang, qiang] tsinghua univ, dept chem engn, beijing key lab green chem react engn & technol, beijing 100084, peoples r china ; [li, bo-quan] chinese acad sci, inst met res, shenyang natl lab mat sci, 72 wenhua rd, shenyang 110016, peoples r china
Subject AreaChemistry ; Science & Technology - Other Topics ; Materials Science ; Physics
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China [21306103, 21422604]; National Basic Research Program of China [2015CB932500]; Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program [2014z22076]; Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology
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Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imr.ac.cn/handle/321006/75825
Collection中国科学院金属研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Q (reprint author), Tsinghua Univ, Dept Chem Engn, Beijing Key Lab Green Chem React Engn & Technol, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China.
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Hou, Ting-Zheng,Chen, Xiang,Peng, Hong-Jie,et al. Design Principles for Heteroatom-Doped Nanocarbon to Achieve Strong Anchoring of Polysulfides for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries[J]. SMALL,2016,12(24):3283-3291.
APA Hou, Ting-Zheng.,Chen, Xiang.,Peng, Hong-Jie.,Huang, Jia-Qi.,Li, Bo-Quan.,...&Zhang, Q .(2016).Design Principles for Heteroatom-Doped Nanocarbon to Achieve Strong Anchoring of Polysulfides for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries.SMALL,12(24),3283-3291.
MLA Hou, Ting-Zheng,et al."Design Principles for Heteroatom-Doped Nanocarbon to Achieve Strong Anchoring of Polysulfides for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries".SMALL 12.24(2016):3283-3291.
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