Enhancing the electrochemical performance of lithium sulfur batteries using cetyl trimethylammonium bromide coated separator

Sung Ho Cho, Sung Man Cho, Ki Yoon Bae, Byung Hyuk Kim, Byung Dae Son, Wooyoung Yoon

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Abstract

In this study, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-modified separator is developed by using a simple and facile method for lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries. CTAB is coated on only one side of separator using a doctor blade. The coated CTAB on the separator improves wettability between separator and electrolyte and ionic conductivity of separator. In addition, CTAB also inhibits the migration of dissolved polysulfides to the anode side. These phenomena improve the electrochemical properties of Li–S batteries using CTAB-coated separators. Cells using the CTAB-coated separator exhibit an initial capacity of 1136 mAh g−1 at 0.2 C-rate. In addition, they can maintain a higher capacity (765 mAh g−1) and capacity retention rate (67.3%) after 150 cycles as compared to pristine Li–S batteries (549 mAh g−1 and 48.5%, respectively). These results indicate that the CTAB-coated separator can enhance the performance of Li–S batteries. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Electrochemistry
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide
  • CTAB-coated separator
  • Li–S battery
  • Separator modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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