Abdul Ahada, S. and Ramesh Kumara, P. and Kim, Joo-Hyung and Kim, Dong Jun and Ragupathy, P. (2017) Catecholamine-Functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide: A Scalable Carbon Host for Stable Cycling in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries. Electrochimica Acta, 246. pp. 451-458. ISSN 0013-4686

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The Lithium–Sulfur battery is a promising high performance battery candidate for large-scale application on account of its high theoretical specific capacity. However, it has come up short on delivering long cycle life mainly due to the formation of soluble polysulfides, which results in the loss of active material during redox processes. In this study, we prepared three different graphene oxide based carbon hosts � graphene oxide (GO), thermally reduced GO (t-rGO) and dopamine-assisted chemically reduced GO (crGO) � and investigated their physical and electrochemical properties as a sulfur cathode. We found significant absorbance of polysulfides on the c-rGO host, which provided stable discharge capacity of 601 mAh g�1 at 0.5C for up to 300 cycles. This stable cycling behavior is further identified by in-situ UV– vis spectroscopy and ex-situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, confirming the minimization of polysulfide dissolution toward the electrolyte through the adsorption of polydopamine coating.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lithium-Sulfur battery;polydopamine chemically reduced graphene oxide;polysulfide in-situ UV–vis spectroscopy
Subjects: Lithium batteries
Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: Dr. N Meyyappan
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 11:18
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 11:18
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3223

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