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

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from the Fundamental R&D program and funded by the Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET) and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), Republic of Korea. This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (2015R1A2A2A03006633). This work was also supported by Energy Efficiency & Resources program of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation Planning (KETEP), and was granted financial resources from the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea (No. 20152020105770).

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© 2017 American Chemical Society.

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