Hierarchical nanoporosity enhanced reversible capacity of bicontinuous nanoporous metal based Li-O 2 battery

Xianwei Guo, Jiuhui Han, Pan Liu, Luyang Chen, Yoshikazu Ito, Zelang Jian, Tienan Jin, Akihiko Hirata, Fujun Li, Takeshi Fujita, Naoki Asao, Haoshen Zhou, Mingwei Chen

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Abstract

High-energy-density rechargeable Li-O 2 batteries are one of few candidates that can meet the demands of electric drive vehicles and other high-energy applications because of the ultra-high theoretical specific energy. However, the practical realization of the high rechargeable capacity is usually limited by the conflicted requirements for porous cathodes in high porosity to store the solid reaction products Li 2 O 2 and large accessible surface area for easy formation and decomposition of Li 2 O 2. Here we designed a hierarchical and bicontinuous nanoporous structure by introducing secondary nanopores into the ligaments of coarsened nanoporous gold by two-step dealloying. The hierarchical and bicontinuous nanoporous gold cathode provides high porosity, large accessible surface area and sufficient mass transport path for high capacity and long cycling lifetime of Li-O 2 batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number33466
JournalScientific Reports
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 19
Externally publishedYes

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Guo, X., Han, J., Liu, P., Chen, L., Ito, Y., Jian, Z., Jin, T., Hirata, A., Li, F., Fujita, T., Asao, N., Zhou, H., & Chen, M. (2016). Hierarchical nanoporosity enhanced reversible capacity of bicontinuous nanoporous metal based Li-O 2 battery. Scientific Reports, 6, [33466]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep33466