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In pursuit of high performance lithium-oxygen batteries

Funding: 2016: $140,000
2017: $140,000
2018: $140,000

Project Member(s): McDonagh, A., Wang, G., Sun, B.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2016

Summary: This project aims to achieve high energy lithium-oxygen batteries for electric vehicles. Electrification of road transport will minimise consumption of fossil fuels, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and increase energy security. Lithium-oxygen batteries have the highest energy density among all rechargeable battery systems, which is more than ten times over the current lithium-ion batteries. Through exploration of new catalysts, redox mediators, and porous material architectures, this research intends to significantly improve the performance of lithium-oxygen batteries, including specific capacity, cycle life and round-trip efficiency.

Publications:

Sun, B, Xiong, P, Maitra, U, Langsdorf, D, Yan, K, Wang, C, Janek, J, Schröder, D & Wang, G 2020, 'Design Strategies to Enable the Efficient Use of Sodium Metal Anodes in High‐Energy Batteries', Advanced Materials, vol. 32, no. 18, pp. 1903891-1903891.
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Xiong, P, Sun, B, Sakai, N, Ma, R, Sasaki, T, Wang, S, Zhang, J & Wang, G 2020, '2D Superlattices for Efficient Energy Storage and Conversion', Advanced Materials, vol. 32, no. 18, pp. 1902654-1902654.
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Yang, W, Dong, L, Yang, W, Xu, C, Shao, G & Wang, G 2020, '3D Oxygen‐Defective Potassium Vanadate/Carbon Nanoribbon Networks as High‐Performance Cathodes for Aqueous Zinc‐Ion Batteries', Small Methods, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1900670-1900670.
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Bao, W, Shuck, CE, Zhang, W, Guo, X, Gogotsi, Y & Wang, G 2019, 'Boosting Performance of Na–S Batteries Using Sulfur-Doped Ti3C2Tx MXene Nanosheets with a Strong Affinity to Sodium Polysulfides', ACS Nano, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 11500-11509.
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Dong, L, Yang, W, Yang, W, Li, Y, Wu, W & Wang, G 2019, 'Multivalent metal ion hybrid capacitors: a review with a focus on zinc-ion hybrid capacitors', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, no. 23, pp. 13810-13832.
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Dong, L, Yang, W, Yang, W, Wang, C, Li, Y, Xu, C, Wan, S, He, F, Kang, F & Wang, G 2019, 'High-Power and Ultralong-Life Aqueous Zinc-Ion Hybrid Capacitors Based on Pseudocapacitive Charge Storage', Nano-Micro Letters, vol. 11, no. 1.
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Guo, X, Zhang, J, Zhao, Y, Sun, B, Liu, H & Wang, G 2019, 'Ultrathin Porous NiCo2O4 Nanosheets for Lithium–Oxygen Batteries: An Excellent Performance Deriving from an Enhanced Solution Mechanism', ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 4215-4223.
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Han, C, Shi, R, Zhou, D, Li, H, Xu, L, Zhang, T, Li, J, Kang, F, Wang, G & Li, B 2019, 'High-Energy and High-Power Nonaqueous Lithium-Ion Capacitors Based on Polypyrrole/Carbon Nanotube Composites as Pseudocapacitive Cathodes', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 11, no. 17, pp. 15646-15655.
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Kang, Z, Wu, C, Dong, L, Liu, W, Mou, J, Zhang, J, Chang, Z, Jiang, B, Wang, G, Kang, F & Xu, C 2019, '3D Porous Copper Skeleton Supported Zinc Anode toward High Capacity and Long Cycle Life Zinc Ion Batteries', ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 3364-3371.
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Tian, H, Liu, X, Dong, L, Ren, X, Liu, H, Price, CAH, Li, Y, Wang, G, Yang, Q & Liu, J 2019, 'Enhanced Hydrogenation Performance over Hollow Structured Co‐CoO x @N‐C Capsules', Advanced Science, vol. 6, no. 22, pp. 1900807-1900807.
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Tian, H, Shao, H, Chen, Y, Fang, X, Xiong, P, Sun, B, Notten, PHL & Wang, G 2019, 'Ultra-stable sodium metal-iodine batteries enabled by an in-situ solid electrolyte interphase', Nano Energy, vol. 57, pp. 692-702.
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Wu, W, Qi, W, Zhao, Y, Tang, X, Qiu, Y, Su, D, Fan, H & Wang, G 2019, 'Hollow CeO2 spheres conformally coated with graphitic carbon for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes', Applied Surface Science, vol. 463, pp. 244-252.
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Wu, W, Zhao, Y, Li, S, He, B, Liu, H, Zeng, X, Zhang, J & Wang, G 2019, 'P doped MoS2 nanoplates embedded in nitrogen doped carbon nanofibers as an efficient catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 547, pp. 291-298.
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Xiong, P, Zhang, X, Wan, H, Wang, S, Zhao, Y, Zhang, J, Zhou, D, Gao, W, Ma, R, Sasaki, T & Wang, G 2019, 'Interface Modulation of Two-Dimensional Superlattices for Efficient Overall Water Splitting', Nano Letters, vol. 19, no. 7, pp. 4518-4526.
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Yan, K, Wang, J, Zhao, S, Zhou, D, Sun, B, Cui, Y & Wang, G 2019, 'Temperature‐Dependent Nucleation and Growth of Dendrite‐Free Lithium Metal Anodes', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 58, no. 33, pp. 11364-11368.
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Yang, J, Bao, W, Jaumaux, P, Zhang, S, Wang, C & Wang, G 2019, 'MXene‐Based Composites: Synthesis and Applications in Rechargeable Batteries and Supercapacitors', Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 1802004-1802004.
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Yang, W, Yang, W, Dong, L, Gao, X, Wang, G & Shao, G 2019, 'Enabling immobilization and conversion of polysulfides through a nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes/ultrathin MoS2 nanosheet core–shell architecture for lithium–sulfur batteries', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, no. 21, pp. 13103-13112.
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Yu, X, Yu, Z-Y, Zhang, X-L, Zheng, Y-R, Duan, Y, Gao, Q, Wu, R, Sun, B, Gao, M-R, Wang, G & Yu, S-H 2019, '“Superaerophobic” Nickel Phosphide Nanoarray Catalyst for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution at Ultrahigh Current Densities', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, no. 18, pp. 7537-7543.
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Zang, R, Li, P, Guo, X, Man, Z, Zhang, S, Wang, C & Wang, G 2019, 'Yolk–shell N-doped carbon coated FeS2nanocages as a high-performance anode for sodium-ion batteries', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, no. 23, pp. 14051-14059.
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Zhang, F, Xiong, P, Guo, X, Zhang, J, Yang, W, Wu, W, Liu, H & Wang, G 2019, 'A nitrogen, sulphur dual-doped hierarchical porous carbon with interconnected conductive polyaniline coating for high-performance sodium-selenium batteries', Energy Storage Materials, vol. 19, pp. 251-260.
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Zhang, J, Sun, B, Zhao, Y, Tkacheva, A, Liu, Z, Yan, K, Guo, X, McDonagh, AM, Shanmukaraj, D, Wang, C, Rojo, T, Armand, M, Peng, Z & Wang, G 2019, 'A versatile functionalized ionic liquid to boost the solution-mediated performances of lithium-oxygen batteries', Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1.
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Zhao, S, Yan, K, Munroe, P, Sun, B & Wang, G 2019, 'Construction of Hierarchical K1.39Mn3O6 Spheres via AlF3 Coating for High-Performance Potassium-Ion Batteries', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 1803757-1803757.
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Zhao, Y, Wang, S, Liu, H, Guo, X, Zeng, X, Wu, W, Zhang, J & Wang, G 2019, 'Porous Mo2C nanorods as an efficient catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction', Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol. 132, pp. 230-235.
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Zheng, X, Li, P, Cao, Z, Luo, W, Sun, F, Wang, Z, Ding, B, Wang, G & Huang, Y 2019, 'Boosting the Reversibility of Sodium Metal Anode via Heteroatom‐Doped Hollow Carbon Fibers', Small, vol. 15, no. 41, pp. 1902688-1902688.
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Zhou, D, Tkacheva, A, Tang, X, Sun, B, Shanmukaraj, D, Li, P, Zhang, F, Armand, M & Wang, G 2019, 'Stable Conversion Chemistry‐Based Lithium Metal Batteries Enabled by Hierarchical Multifunctional Polymer Electrolytes with Near‐Single Ion Conduction', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 58, no. 18, pp. 6001-6006.
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Sun, B, Li, P, Zhang, J, Wang, D, Munroe, P, Wang, C, Notten, PHL & Wang, G 2018, 'Dendrite‐Free Sodium‐Metal Anodes for High‐Energy Sodium‐Metal Batteries', Advanced Materials, vol. 30, no. 29, pp. 1801334-1801334.
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Sun, B, Pompe, C, Dongmo, S, Zhang, J, Kretschmer, K, Schröder, D, Janek, J & Wang, G 2018, 'Challenges for Developing Rechargeable Room‐Temperature Sodium Oxygen Batteries', Advanced Materials Technologies, vol. 3, no. 9, pp. 1800110-1800110.
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Xiong, P, Zhang, X, Zhang, F, Yi, D, Zhang, J, Sun, B, Tian, H, Shanmukaraj, D, Rojo, T, Armand, M, Ma, R, Sasaki, T & Wang, G 2018, 'Two-Dimensional Unilamellar Cation-Deficient Metal Oxide Nanosheet Superlattices for High-Rate Sodium Ion Energy Storage', ACS Nano, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 12337-12346.
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Yan, K, Sun, B, Munroe, P & Wang, G 2018, 'Three-dimensional pie-like current collectors for dendrite-free lithium metal anodes', Energy Storage Materials, vol. 11, pp. 127-133.
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Guo, X, Sun, B, Su, D, Liu, X, Liu, H, Wang, Y & Wang, G 2017, 'Recent developments of aprotic lithium-oxygen batteries: functional materials determine the electrochemical performance', Science Bulletin, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 442-452.
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Li, C, Sun, Y, Gebert, F & Chou, S 2017, 'Current Progress on Rechargeable Magnesium–Air Battery', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 7, no. 24, pp. 1700869-1700869.
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Liu, H, Liu, X, Li, W, Guo, X, Wang, Y, Wang, G & Zhao, D 2017, 'Porous Carbon Composites for Next Generation Rechargeable Lithium Batteries', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 7, no. 24, pp. 1700283-1700283.
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Sun, B, Kretschmer, K, Xie, X, Munroe, P, Peng, Z & Wang, G 2017, 'Hierarchical Porous Carbon Spheres for High‐Performance Na–O 2 Batteries', Advanced Materials, vol. 29, no. 48, pp. 1606816-1606816.
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Wang, T, Kretschmer, K, Choi, S, Pang, H, Xue, H & Wang, G 2017, 'Fabrication Methods of Porous Carbon Materials and Separator Membranes for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries: Development and Future Perspectives', Small Methods, vol. 1, no. 8, pp. 1700089-1700089.
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Xie, X, Wang, S, Kretschmer, K & Wang, G 2017, 'Two-dimensional layered compound based anode materials for lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 499, pp. 17-32.
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Zhang, J, Sun, B, McDonagh, AM, Zhao, Y, Kretschmer, K, Guo, X & Wang, G 2017, 'A multi-functional gel co-polymer bridging liquid electrolyte and solid cathode nanoparticles: An efficient route to Li–O 2 batteries with improved performance', Energy Storage Materials, vol. 7, pp. 1-7.
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Zhang, J, Sun, B, Zhao, Y, Kretschmer, K & Wang, G 2017, 'Modified Tetrathiafulvalene as an Organic Conductor for Improving Performances of Li−O 2 Batteries', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 56, no. 29, pp. 8505-8509.
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Mondal, AK, Liu, H, Xie, X, Kretschmer, K & Wang, G 2016, 'Hydrothermal Synthesis of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube-Zinc Manganate Nanoparticles as Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries', CHEMPLUSCHEM, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. 399-405.
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Sun, B, Guo, L, Ju, Y, Munroe, P, Wang, E, Peng, Z & Wang, G 2016, 'Unraveling the catalytic activities of ruthenium nanocrystals in high performance aprotic Li–O2 batteries', Nano Energy, vol. 28, pp. 486-494.
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Wei, Y, Sun, B, Su, D, Zhu, J & Wang, G 2016, '3D Free-Standing NiCo2O4@graphene Foam for High-Performance Supercapacitors', ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 737-743.
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Xu, J, Su, D, Bao, W, Zhao, Y, Xie, X & Wang, G 2016, 'Rose flower-like NiCo2O4 with hierarchically porous structures for highly reversible lithium storage', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 684, pp. 691-698.
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FOR Codes: Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified, Nanomaterials, Electrochemistry, Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen), Energy Transformation not elsewhere classified, Electrochemistry , Materials engineering not elsewhere classified , Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)