Ultralow-Strain Zn-Substituted Layered Oxide Cathode with Suppressed P2–O2 Transition for Stable Sodium Ion Storage

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Author(s)

  • Yanxia Wang
  • Liguang Wang
  • He Zhu
  • Jun Chu
  • Yongjin Fang
  • Lina Wu
  • Ling Huang
  • Cheng-Jun Sun
  • Xinping Ai
  • Hanxi Yang
  • Yuliang Cao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1910327
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume30
Issue number13
Online published12 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2020

Abstract

Layered transition metal oxides have drawn much attention as a promising candidate cathode material for sodium-ion batteries. However, their performance degradation originating from strains and lattice phase transitions remains a critical challenge. Herein, a high-concentration Zn-substituted NaxMnO2 cathode with strongly suppressed P2–O2 transition is investigated, which exhibits a volume change as low as 1.0% in the charge/discharge process. Such ultralow strain characteristics ensure a stable host for sodium ion storage, which significantly improves the cycling stability and rate capability of the cathode material. Also, the strong coupling between the highly reversible capacity and the doping content of Zn in NaxMnO2 is investigated. It is suggested that a reversible anionic redox reaction can be effectively triggered by Zn ions and is also highly dependent on the Zn content. Such an ion doping strategy could shed light on the design and construction of stable and high-capacity sodium ion host.

Research Area(s)

  • phase transition, sodium ion batteries, substitution, ultralow strain

Citation Format(s)

Ultralow-Strain Zn-Substituted Layered Oxide Cathode with Suppressed P2–O2 Transition for Stable Sodium Ion Storage. / Wang, Yanxia; Wang, Liguang; Zhu, He; Chu, Jun; Fang, Yongjin; Wu, Lina; Huang, Ling; Ren, Yang; Sun, Cheng-Jun; Liu, Qi; Ai, Xinping; Yang, Hanxi; Cao, Yuliang.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 30, No. 13, 1910327, 24.03.2020.

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