Lithium-Sulfur Capacitors

Mok Hwa Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim, Kai Xi, R. Vasant Kumar, Dae Soo Jung, Kwang Bum Kim, Kwang Chul Roh

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Although many existing hybrid energy storage systems demonstrate promising electrochemical performances, imbalances between the energies and kinetics of the two electrodes must be resolved to allow their widespread commercialization. As such, the development of a new class of energy storage systems is a particular challenge, since future systems will require a single device to provide both a high gravimetric energy and a high power density. In this context, we herein report the design of novel lithium-sulfur capacitors. The resulting asymmetric systems exhibited energy densities of 23.9-236.4 Wh kg-1 and power densities of 72.2-4097.3 W kg-1, which are the highest reported values for an asymmetric system to date. This approach involved the use of a prelithiated anode and a hybrid cathode material exhibiting anion adsorption-desorption in addition to the electrochemical reduction and oxidation of sulfur at almost identical rates. This novel strategy yielded both high energy and power densities, and therefore establishes a new benchmark for hybrid systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6199-6206
Number of pages8
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 21

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  • Materials Science(all)

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    Kim, M. H., Kim, H. K., Xi, K., Kumar, R. V., Jung, D. S., Kim, K. B., & Roh, K. C. (2018). Lithium-Sulfur Capacitors. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(7), 6199-6206.