Engineering zwitterionic barrier by squaraine-based porous organic framework fiber for superior lithium-sulfur batteries

Xiaojie Zhang, Jinchen Zhao, Yan Zhao, Zhumabay Bakenov, Yongguang Zhang

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Abstract

The lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery holds great promise in next-generation energy storage technologies. However, the lithium polysulfide (LiPS) shuttle and slow reaction kinetics still limit its commercial development. Here, a squaraine-based porous organic framework (POF) with sulfophilic and lithiophilic moieties was developed as the separator modifications for the first time. The POF coating layer on the common separator builds a strong barrier against the LiPS shuttling, resulting in a robust inhibition on the shuttle effect as well as boosted sulfur reaction kinetics. Therefore, the POF-PP separator demonstrates stable cycling performance with a low capacity attenuation rate of 0.04% over 500 cycles and high areal discharge capacity of 4.67 mAh cm−2 with a sulfur loading of 5 mg cm−2, which show high potential for high loading and practical Li-S battery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number139276
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume397
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2021

Keywords

  • Li-S battery
  • Modified separator
  • Porous organic frameworks
  • Zwitterionic barrier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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