A Safe Flexible Self-Powered Wristband System by Integrating Defective MnO2–x Nanosheet-Based Zinc-Ion Batteries with Perovskite Solar Cells

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Author(s)

  • Jiangqi Zhao
  • Zhengjie Xu
  • Zhan Zhou
  • Shibo Xi
  • Lanqin Huang
  • Yue Jiang
  • Jinwei Gao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10597-10608
Journal / PublicationACS Nano
Volume15
Issue number6
Online published26 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2021

Abstract

The booming market of portable and wearable electronics has aroused the requests for advanced flexible self-powered energy systems featuring both excellent performance and high safety. Herein, we report a safe, flexible, self-powered wristband system by integrating high-performance zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) with perovskite solar cells (PSCs). ZIBs were first fabricated on the basis of a defective MnO2–x nanosheet-grown carbon cloth (MnO2–x@CC), which was obtained via the simple lithium treatment of the MnO2 nanosheets to slightly expand the interlayer spacing and generate rich oxygen vacancies. When used as a ZIB cathode, the MnO2–x@CC with a ultrahigh mass loading (up to 25.5 mg cm–2) exhibits a much enhanced specific capacity (3.63 mAh cm–2 at current density of 3.93 mA cm–2), rate performance, and long cycle stability (no obvious degradation after 5000 cycles) than those of the MnO2@CC. Importantly, the MnO2–x@CC-based quasi-solid-state ZIB not only achieves excellent flexibility and an ultrahigh energy density of 5.11 mWh cm–2 (59.42 mWh cm–3) but also presents a high safety under a wide temperature range and various severe conditions. More importantly, the flexible ZIBs can be integrated with flexible PSCs to construct a safe, self-powered wristband, which is able to harvest light energy and power a commercial smart bracelet. This work sheds light on the development of high-performance ZIB cathodes and thus offers a good strategy to construct wearable self-powered energy systems for wearable electronics.

Research Area(s)

  • zinc-ion batteries, structural engineering, MnO2 nanosheets, flexible perovskite solar cells, self-powered wristband

Citation Format(s)

A Safe Flexible Self-Powered Wristband System by Integrating Defective MnO2–x Nanosheet-Based Zinc-Ion Batteries with Perovskite Solar Cells. / Zhao, Jiangqi; Xu, Zhengjie; Zhou, Zhan; Xi, Shibo; Xia, Yunpeng; Zhang, Qingyong; Huang, Lanqin; Mei, Liang; Jiang, Yue; Gao, Jinwei; Zeing, Zhiyuan; Tan, Chaoliang.

In: ACS Nano, Vol. 15, No. 6, 22.06.2021, p. 10597-10608.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review