Rational design of sulphur host materials for Li-S batteries: Correlating lithium polysulphide adsorptivity and self-discharge capacity loss

Connor J. Hart, Marine Cuisinier, Xiao Liang, Dipan Kundu, Arnd Garsuch, Linda F. Nazar

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A versatile, cost-effective electrochemical analysis strategy is described that determines the specific Sn2- adsorptivity of materials, and allows prediction of the long-term performance of sulphur composite electrodes in Li-S cells. Measurement of nine different materials with varying surface area, and hydrophobicity using this protocol determined optimum properties for capacity stabilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2308-2311
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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