Development of innovative lithium metal-free lithium-ion sulfur battery for renewable energy, electric transport and electronics

Toru Hara, Aishuak Konarov, Indira Kurmanbayeba, Zhumabay Bakenov

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Abstract

Lithium/sulfur (Li/S) battery is a promising candidate for the next generation rechargeable battery since the negative electrode, lithium, and the cathode, sulfur, have the highest theoretical capacities of 3862 and of 1672 mAh/g, respectively, among any other active materials, e.g., graphite (372 mAh/g) or LiCoO2 (274 mAh/g, only about 50% is practically available). However, there are several challenging issues in order to realize the use of this type of next generation battery. First, the lithium metal anode has an intrinsic safety issue, dendrite growth that can result in internal short circuit failure. Second, the sulfur cathode is a very insulating material; therefore, sulfur-based cathodes need a large amount of conducting additives, resulting in the decrease in the practically available gravimetric capacity per the unit mass of cathode composite. Third, lithium polysulfides, reduced (discharged) forms of sulfur, dissolve into an electrolyte solution, resulting in capacity fading. For realistic battery applications, these issues from both the anode and the cathode need to be solved or mitigated. To this end, we integrate three practically possible solutions: (1) manufacture-friendly pre-lithiation of anode or cathode materials, (2) practically optimal choice of conducting agent and of the method for S/conductive-agent integration, and (3) stabilization of discharged forms of the cathode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLarge Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015 - Held at AABC Europe 2015
PublisherCambridge EnerTech, Cambridge Innovation Institute
Pages696-702
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781510811478
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventLarge Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015 - Mainz, Germany
Duration: Jan 26 2015Jan 27 2015

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OtherLarge Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015
CountryGermany
CityMainz
Period1/26/151/27/15

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Lithium
Cathodes
Electronic equipment
Sulfur
Ions
Metals
Anodes
Polysulfides
Dendrites (metallography)
Secondary batteries
Insulating materials
Short circuit currents
Graphite
Stabilization
Electrolytes
Electrodes
Composite materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Automotive Engineering

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Hara, T., Konarov, A., Kurmanbayeba, I., & Bakenov, Z. (2015). Development of innovative lithium metal-free lithium-ion sulfur battery for renewable energy, electric transport and electronics. In Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015 - Held at AABC Europe 2015 (pp. 696-702). Cambridge EnerTech, Cambridge Innovation Institute.

Development of innovative lithium metal-free lithium-ion sulfur battery for renewable energy, electric transport and electronics. / Hara, Toru; Konarov, Aishuak; Kurmanbayeba, Indira; Bakenov, Zhumabay.

Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015 - Held at AABC Europe 2015. Cambridge EnerTech, Cambridge Innovation Institute, 2015. p. 696-702.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hara, T, Konarov, A, Kurmanbayeba, I & Bakenov, Z 2015, Development of innovative lithium metal-free lithium-ion sulfur battery for renewable energy, electric transport and electronics. in Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015 - Held at AABC Europe 2015. Cambridge EnerTech, Cambridge Innovation Institute, pp. 696-702, Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015, Mainz, Germany, 1/26/15.
Hara T, Konarov A, Kurmanbayeba I, Bakenov Z. Development of innovative lithium metal-free lithium-ion sulfur battery for renewable energy, electric transport and electronics. In Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015 - Held at AABC Europe 2015. Cambridge EnerTech, Cambridge Innovation Institute. 2015. p. 696-702
Hara, Toru ; Konarov, Aishuak ; Kurmanbayeba, Indira ; Bakenov, Zhumabay. / Development of innovative lithium metal-free lithium-ion sulfur battery for renewable energy, electric transport and electronics. Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application Symposium, LLIBTA 2015 and Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application Symposium, ECCAP 2015 - Held at AABC Europe 2015. Cambridge EnerTech, Cambridge Innovation Institute, 2015. pp. 696-702
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