Self-Assembly of Pulverized Nanoparticles: An Approach to Realize Large-Capacity, Long-Lasting, and Ultra-Fast-Chargeable Na-Ion Batteries

Jun Hyoung Park, Yong Seok Choi, Changhyeon Kim, Young Woon Byeon, Yongmin Kim, Byeong Joo Lee, Jae Pyoung Ahn, Hyojun Ahn, Jae Chul Lee

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Abstract

The fabrication of battery anodes simultaneously exhibiting large capacity, fast charging capability, and high cyclic stability is challenging because these properties are mutually contrasting in nature. Here, we report a rational strategy to design anodes outperforming the current anodes by simultaneous provision of the above characteristics without utilizing nanomaterials and surface modifications. This is achieved by promoting spontaneous structural evolution of coarse Sn particles to 3D-networked nanostructures during battery cycling in an appropriate electrolyte. The anode steadily exhibits large capacity (∼480 mAhg-1) and energy retention capability (99.9%) during >1500 cycles even at an ultrafast charging rate of 12 690 mAg-1 (15C). The structural and chemical origins of the measured properties are explained using multiscale simulations combining molecular dynamics and density functional theory calculations. The developed method is simple, scalable, and expandable to other systems and provides an alternative robust route to obtain nanostructured anode materials in large quantities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9044-9051
Number of pages8
JournalNano Letters
Volume21
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov 10

Keywords

  • dislocation pipe diffusion
  • pulverization
  • self-assembly
  • stress-induced dislocation
  • ultrafast charging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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