A novel hierarchically porous polypyrrole sphere modified separator for Lithium-sulfur batteries

Baoe Li, Zhenghao Sun, Yan Zhao, Zhumabay Bakenov

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Abstract

The commercialization of Lithium-sulfur batteries was limited by the polysulfide shuttle effect, and modifying the routine separator was an effective method to solve this problem. In this work, a novel hierarchically porous polypyrrole sphere (PPS) was successfully prepared by using silica as hard-templates. As-prepared PPS was slurry-coated on the separator, which could reduce the polarization phenomenon of the sulfur cathode, and efficiently immobilize polysulfides. As expected, high sulfur utilization was achieved by suppressing the shuttle effect. When tested in the lithium-sulfur battery, it exhibited a high capacity of 855 mAh·g-1 after 100 cycles at 0.2 C, and delivered a reversible capacity of 507 mAh·g-1 at 3 C, showing excellent electrochemical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1344
JournalPolymers
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2019

Keywords

  • Electrochemical performance
  • Hierarchically porous polypyrrole sphere
  • Lithium-sulfur batteries
  • Separator
  • Shuttle effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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