Jump to main content
Jump to site search


Self-supported TiN nanorod array/carbon textile as a lithium host that induces dendrite-free lithium plating with high rates and long cycle life

Author affiliations

Abstract

Fabrication of a stable dendrite-free Li metal anode that accommodates very large volume changes is urgently needed for the development of advanced lithium metal batteries. Herein, an integrated Li/TiN/carbon textile anode (LTNC) is fabricated in which lithium is hosted in a self-supported TiN nanorod array with high surface area, excellent electrical conductivity, and porous structure. The as-prepared LTNC anode achieves outstanding electrochemical performance with a low overpotential of 50 mV and stable cycling for 1000 h at 1 mA cm−2, 1 mA h cm−2, and even at a high current density of 10 mA cm−2 it shows highly stable performance with a low overpotential. When paired with a LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2 cathode, the assembled cells display enhanced capacity retention of 85% after 500 cycles at 1C and improved coulombic efficiency. Furthermore, a high capacity of 2.3 mA h cm−2 with a capacity retention of 92% is maintained at 1 mA cm−2 after 100 cycles when the negative to positive electrode capacity ratio is only ∼3.5. This work indicates that the structural engineering of Li metal is highly applicable for lithium metal batteries with high rates and long cycle life.

Graphical abstract: Self-supported TiN nanorod array/carbon textile as a lithium host that induces dendrite-free lithium plating with high rates and long cycle life

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
09 Nov 2019
Accepted
07 Jan 2020
First published
09 Jan 2020

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Paper

Self-supported TiN nanorod array/carbon textile as a lithium host that induces dendrite-free lithium plating with high rates and long cycle life

S. Fang, L. Shen, S. Li, H. Dou and X. Zhang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9TA12337G

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements