A novel study on COF-based semi-solid electrolyte for spinel LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 targeting transition metals migration

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  • Hong Zhao
  • Yaqi Ren
  • Liping Si
  • Zhaohuan Wei

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Original languageEnglish
Article number115101
Journal / PublicationScripta Materialia
Online published14 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2023


Cobalt-free battery is one of the development trends of lithium-ion batteries. High-voltage LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 (LNMO) with high theoretical energy density is one of the most promising Co-free cathode materials in the further. However, the side reaction between the LNMO electrode and electrolyte at high voltage or high temperature and the corresponding by-products (e.g. Mn2+/Mn3+ and Ni2+) severely deteriorate the battery performance. In this work, an anionic covalent organic framework (COF)–based semi-solid electrolyte was constructed by synthesizing a free-standing COF film with a small amount of liquid electrolyte. Further, the experimental results proved that the cycling and C-rate performance of LNMO battery is improved by using the semi-solid electrolyte. This can be proposed that the anionic COF is capable of absorbing strongly the Mn3+/Mn2+ and Ni2+ through Coulomb interaction, restraining their destructive migration to the anode. Therefore, this work will be beneficial to the commercialization of LNMO cathode material.

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  • Cobalt-free cathode, Covalent organic framework, LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, Semi-solid electrolyte