Li-S Batteries: from organic to aqueous electrolytes

The research on Li-S batteries is definitely progressing and superior cycling performances are achieved at the laboratory scale. Now the question is how all this great knowledge gained from the small laboratory scale experiments would be implemented into the large scale cells while still be able to outperform the Li-ion batteries readily available at the marketplace. The seminar will start with the conventional Li-S battery technology. Every aspects of the manufacturing of a 3 Ah Li-S pouch cell will be unveiled and discussed in details that are conclusively an undisclosed process. Then, aqueous Li-ion/polysulphide batteries will be subjected offering great promise due to the use of low cost and abundant raw materials. 

Selected papers on the seminar topic:

R. Demir-Cakan, M.R. Palacin, L. Croguennec
Rechargeable Aqueous Electrolyte Batteries: from Univalent to Multivalent Cations Chemistry
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019,7, 20519-20539
S. Sevinc, B. Tekin, A. Ata, M. Morcrette, H. Perrot, O. Sel, R Demir-Cakan
In-situ tracking of NaFePO4 formation in aqueous electrolytes and its electrochemical performances in Na-ion/polysulfide batteries
Journal of Power Sources, 2019, 412, 55-62
O. Salihoglu, R. Demir-Cakan
Factors Affecting the Proper Functioning of a 3Ah Li-S Pouch Cell
Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2017, 164 (13), A2948-A2955
R. Demir-Cakan, M. Morcrette, J.-B. Leriche, J.-M. Tarascon
An aqueous electrolyte rechargeable Li-ion/polysulfide battery
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 9025-9029
R. Demir-Cakan, M. Morcrette, Gangulibabu, Aurélie Guéguen, Rémi Dedryvère, J.-M. Tarascon
Li-S batteries: simple approaches for superior performances
Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 176-182
R. Demir-Cakan, M. Morcrette, F. Nouar, C. Davoisne, T. Devic, D. Gonbeau, R. Dominko, C. Serre, G. Ferey, J.-M. Tarascon
Cathode Composites for Li-S Batteries via Use of Oxide Confined Architectures
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 40, 16154–16160
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