Perovskite Cathodes for Aqueous and Organic Iodine Batteries Operating Under One and Two Electrons Redox Modes

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2304557
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Issue number4
Online published3 Dec 2023
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2024


Although conversion-type iodine-based batteries are considered promising for energy storage systems, stable electrode materials are scarce, especially for high-performance multi-electron reactions. The use of tin-based iodine-rich 2D Dion–Jacobson (DJ) ODASnI4 (ODA: 1,8-octanediamine) perovskite materials as cathode materials for iodine-based batteries is suggested. As a proof of concept, organic lithium-perovskite and aqueous zinc-perovskite batteries are fabricated and they can be operated based on the conventional one-electron and advanced two-electron transfer modes. The active elemental iodine in the perovskite cathode provides capacity through a reversible I/I+ redox pair conversion at full depth, and the rapid electron injection/extraction leads to excellent reaction kinetics. Consequently, high discharge plateaus (1.71 V vs Zn2+/Zn; 3.41 V vs Li+/Li), large capacity (421 mAh g−1I), and a low decay rate (1.74 mV mAh−1 g−1I) are achieved for lithium and zinc ion batteries, respectively. This study demonstrates the promising potential of perovskite materials for high-performance metal-iodine batteries. Their reactions based on the two-electron transfer mechanism shed light on similar battery systems aiming for decent operational stability and high energy density. © 2023 Wiley-VCH GmbH.

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  • active iodine ligands, conversion-type batteries, Dion–Jacobson tin-iodide perovskites, multi-electron reactions, perovskite cathode

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