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An ordered mesoporous silica framework based electrolyte with nanowetted interfaces for solid-state lithium batteries

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Abstract

The practical applications of lithium metal as an anode material are hindered by the uncontrollable growth of lithium dendrites. Herein, an ordered mesoporous silica framework (MCM-41) based solid-state electrolyte (Li-IL@MCM-41 SSE) with nanoconfined ionic liquids is prepared through a post-impregnation method. The as-prepared electrolyte with nanowetted interfaces demonstrates suppression towards lithium dendrites, high thermal stability (up to 350 °C) and excellent electrochemical properties, such as high ionic conductivity (3.98 × 10−4 S cm−1 at 30 °C), a broad electrochemical potential window (up to 5.2 V) and good compatibility with different electroactive materials. The solid-state batteries (SSBs) assembled exhibited excellent cycling performance, delivering capacities of 138 mA h g−1, 127 mA h g−1 and 163 mA h g−1 after 100 cycles at room temperature with LiFePO4, LiCoO2, and LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 cathode materials, respectively. The good battery performance can be ascribed to the effective three-dimensional ion-conducting networks established by the nanowetted interfaces. The aforementioned results exhibit the good prospects of the Li-IL@MCM-41 SSE for application in lithium metal batteries.

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The article was received on 12 Sep 2018, accepted on 12 Oct 2018 and first published on 15 Oct 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08875F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 21280-21286

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    An ordered mesoporous silica framework based electrolyte with nanowetted interfaces for solid-state lithium batteries

    L. Han, Z. Wang, D. Kong, L. Yang, K. Yang, Z. Wang and F. Pan, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 21280
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08875F

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