A Co-Doped MnO2 catalyst for Li-CO2 batteries with low overpotential and ultrahigh cyclability.
Ge, Bingcheng; Sun, Yong; Guo, Jianxin; Yan, Xiaobin; Fernandez, Carlos; Peng, Qiuming
Dr Carlos Fernandez email@example.com
Li-CO2 batteries can not only capture CO2 to solve the greenhouse effect but also serve as next-generation energy storage devices on the merits of economical, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable aspects. However, these batteries are suffering from two main drawbacks: high overpotential and poor cyclability, severely postponing the acceleration of their applications. Herein, a new Co-doped alpha-MnO2 nanowire catalyst is prepared for rechargeable Li-CO2 batteries, which exhibits a high capacity (8160 mA h g?1 at a current density of 100 mA g?1), a low overpotential (?0.73 V), and an ultrahigh cyclability (over 500 cycles at a current density of 100 mA g?1), exceeding those of Li?CO2 batteries reported so far. The reaction mechanisms are interpreted depending on in situ experimental observations in combination with density functional theory calculations. The outstanding electrochemical properties are mostly associated with a high conductivity, a large fraction of hierarchical channels, and a unique Co interstitial doping, which might be of benefit for the diffusion of CO2, the reversibility of Li2CO3 products, and the prohibition of side reactions between electrolyte and electrode. These results shed light on both CO2 fixation and new Li-CO2 batteries for energy storage.
GE, B., SUN, Y., GUO, J., YAN, X., FERNANDEZ, C. and PENG, Q. 2019. A Co-Doped MnO2 catalyst for Li-CO2 batteries with low overpotential and ultrahigh cyclability. Small [online], 15(34), article 1902220. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201902220
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jun 12, 2019|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 3, 2019|
|Publication Date||Aug 23, 2019|
|Deposit Date||Aug 8, 2019|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 4, 2020|
|Publisher||Wiley Open Access|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Catalysts; Cyclability; Lithium-air battery; Low overpotential|
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