A novel “holey-LFP / graphene / holey-LFP” sandwich nanostructure with significantly improved rate capability for lithium storage

Jiming Lu, Xiaohui Tian, Yingke Zhou, Yanbin Zhu, Zhihao Tang, Ben Ma, Guan Wu, Tingting Jiang, Xiaofeng Tu, George Z. Chen

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Abstract

The development of high-performance and new-structure electrode materials is vital for the wide application of rechargeable lithium batteries in electric vehicles. In this work, we design a special composite electrode structure with the macroporous three-dimensional graphene areogel framework supporting mesoporous LiFePO4 nanoplate. It is realized using a simple sol-gel deposition method. The highly conductivity graphene nanosheets assemble into an interconnected three-dimensional macroporous areogel framework, while LiFePO4 grows along the graphene nanosheets and generates a mesoporous nanoplate structure. In comparison with LiFePO4, this unique sandwich nanostructure offers a greatly increased electronic conductivity thanks to the framework of graphene nanosheets. Also, the bimodal porous structure of the composite remarkably increases the interface between the electrode/electrolyte and facilitates the transport of Li+ throughout the electrode, enabling the superior specific capacity, rate characteristic and cyclic retention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134566/1-134566/31
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume320
Early online date19 Jul 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Sandwich nanostructure;Porous nanoplate;Graphene aerogel;LiFePO4

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