Stress- and Interface-Compatible Red Phosphorus Anode for High-Energy and Durable Sodium-Ion Batteries

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Author(s)

  • Xiang Liu
  • Biwei Xiao
  • Amine Daali
  • Xinwei Zhou
  • Zhou Yu
  • Xiang Li
  • Yuzi Liu
  • Liang Yin
  • Zhenzhen Yang
  • Chen Zhao
  • Likun Zhu
  • Lei Cheng
  • Shabbir Ahmed
  • Zonghai Chen
  • Xiaolin Li
  • Gui-Liang Xu
  • Khalil Amine

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-556
Journal / PublicationACS Energy Letters
Volume6
Issue number2
Online published15 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Sodium-ion batteries are promising candidates for energy storage application, but the absence of high-capacity and low-cost anode materials significantly limits their practical specific energy and cost. Red phosphorus (RP) possesses a high theoretical specific capacity but suffers from large volume change, low electronic conductivity, and unstable solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI). Herein, a hierarchical micro/nanostructured antimony-doped RP/carbon anode was developed, which demonstrates extraordinary electrochemical performance with high initial Coulombic efficiency of ~90%, high areal capacity (~1.7 mAh cm-2), and good cycle stability and rate capability. Combined experimental and computational studies consistently revealed that such a unique structural design can dramatically accommodate the mechanical stress and moreover effectively restrain the undesired decomposition of electrolyte solvents regardless of electrolyte formulation, resulting in superior structural integrity and thin and robust SEI formation during cycling. The present finding has offered an alternative strategy for stress management and interface engineering on high-capacity alloying-based anode materials.

Citation Format(s)

Stress- and Interface-Compatible Red Phosphorus Anode for High-Energy and Durable Sodium-Ion Batteries. / Liu, Xiang; Xiao, Biwei; Daali, Amine et al.

In: ACS Energy Letters, Vol. 6, No. 2, 12.02.2021, p. 547-556.

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