(Oxalato)borate : The key ingredient for polyethylene oxide based composite electrolyte to achieve ultra-stable performance of high voltage solid-state LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2/lithium metal battery

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

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Author(s)

  • Fangyan Zhu
  • Liang Zhao
  • Rong Fan
  • Jiaoning Tang
  • Xierong Zeng
  • Yan-Bing He

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number105562
Journal / PublicationNano Energy
Volume80
Online published1 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

Abstract

Searching novel polyethylene oxide (PEO) based composite electrolyte that can be compatible with high voltage cathodes (> 4 V) at room temperature is a long-standing challenge, but essential to achieve high-energy-density for solid-state lithium (Li) metal batteries. Herein, we develop an advanced dual-salts reinforced PEO/garnet solid-state composite electrolyte (SCE) with high ionic conductivity of 9 × 10−4 S cm−1 and an electrochemical stability window up to ~ 4.7 V, where the lithium bis(oxalate)borate (LiBOB) is used as additive with LiClO4. The dual-salts reinforced SCE can achieve excellent room temperature cycling performance of LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 (NCM811)/Li metal batteries. The multiplied polymer-ion interactions and formation of Li‒B‒O/C‒O species originated from the (oxalato)borate group of LiBOB effectively promotes the electrochemical stability of the PEO based composite electrolyte and its wetting properties with electrodes. Unwanted non-conductive decomposition products, such as Li2O and Li2CO3, and NCM particles cracking during cycling are successfully suppressed. The NCM811 solid-state cells using the optimized dual-salts composite electrolyte delivers high specific capacity of 190 mA h g−1 and exhibit stable cycling performance for more than 200 cycles at 25 °C.

Research Area(s)

  • Dual-salts, High-nickel layered oxide cathodes, Lithium batteries, Solid-state electrolytes

Citation Format(s)

(Oxalato)borate : The key ingredient for polyethylene oxide based composite electrolyte to achieve ultra-stable performance of high voltage solid-state LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2/lithium metal battery. / Cheng, Samson Ho-Sum; Liu, Chen; Zhu, Fangyan; Zhao, Liang; Fan, Rong; Chung, Chi-Yuen; Tang, Jiaoning; Zeng, Xierong; He, Yan-Bing.

In: Nano Energy, Vol. 80, 105562, 02.2021.

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