In-situ construction of fluorinated solid-electrolyte interphase for highly reversible zinc anodes
|Corresponding Author||Wu，Maochun; Zhao，Tianshou|
Safe and low-cost aqueous zinc batteries offer a promise for energy storage. However, dendrite formation and parasitic reactions of zinc anodes hinder the practical application of this type of battery. In this work, guided by theoretical modeling, we formulate a new low-concentration electrolyte to boost the reversibility and stability of zinc anodes. Molecular dynamics simulations and first principle calculations reveal that adding dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) into a Zn(TFSI) electrolyte can effectively introduce TFSI anions into the solvation sheath of Zn, of which the TFSI anions will be preferably reduced prior to zinc deposition, thus in-situ forming a ZnF-rich interphase on the zinc surface. It is experimentally verified that the fluorinated interphase regulates the uniform zinc plating and stripping, thus suppressing the dendrite formation, and effectively prevents the zinc anode from side reactions with the electrolyte. As a result, the newly formulated electrolyte leads to highly reversible zinc plating/stripping with an average coulombic efficiency of as high as 98.4% and enables a zinc symmetric cell to achieve a long cycle life of over 2,000 h. More impressively, when the DMSO-modulated electrolyte is applied to full cells, a zinc-polyaniline battery can retain 87.9% of its initial capacity after 2,500 cycles at 2 A g, and a zinc-activated carbon hybrid supercapacitor can stably cycle up to 20,000 times at 5 A g. This work opens a new avenue for creating desirable solid-electrolyte interphase on the zinc anode via facile electrolyte modulation, paving the way for development of high-performance aqueous zinc batteries.
 ; [2021A1515011815]
|WOS Research Area|
Chemistry ; Science & Technology - Other Topics ; Materials Science
Chemistry, Physical ; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology ; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
|WOS Accession No|
Cited Times [WOS]:17
|Document Type||Journal Article|
|Department||Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering|
1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,Clear Water Bay,Kowloon,Hong Kong SAR,999077,China
2.Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,518055,China
3.Department of Mechanical Engineering,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Hung Hom,Kowloon,Hong Kong SAR,999077,China
|Corresponding Author Affilication||Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering|
Jian，Qinping,Wang，Tianshuai,Sun，Jing,et al. In-situ construction of fluorinated solid-electrolyte interphase for highly reversible zinc anodes[J]. Energy Storage Materials,2022,53:559-568.
Jian，Qinping,Wang，Tianshuai,Sun，Jing,Wu，Maochun,&Zhao，Tianshou.(2022).In-situ construction of fluorinated solid-electrolyte interphase for highly reversible zinc anodes.Energy Storage Materials,53,559-568.
Jian，Qinping,et al."In-situ construction of fluorinated solid-electrolyte interphase for highly reversible zinc anodes".Energy Storage Materials 53(2022):559-568.
|Files in This Item:||There are no files associated with this item.|
|Recommend this item|
|Export to Endnote|
|Export to Excel|
|Export to Csv|
|Similar articles in Google Scholar|
|Similar articles in Baidu Scholar|
|Similar articles in Bing Scholar|
Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.