Constructing metal-anode rechargeable batteries utilizing concomitant intercalation of Li-Mg dual cations into Mo6S8

Hongyi Li, Tetsu Ichitsubo, Shunsuke Yagi, Eiichiro Matsubara

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Abstract

Li-Mg dual-salt batteries (DSBs) have attracted growing attention, because a novel way to construct high-energy density DSBs is to take advantage of respective carrier cations. However, previous studies on Li-Mg DSBs have been almost limited to Daniell-type batteries, not attaining rocking-chair-type batteries with high-energy densities. In this work, we show experimentally that concomitant intercalation of Li and Mg ions into the Chevrel compound Mo6S8 in almost equal proportions can occur when discharging in a LiTFSA-Mg(TFSA)2/triglyme(G3) electrolyte. By exploiting this feature, we confirmed with two-electrode coin cells that non-dendritic electrodeposition morphology is available after charge. This work indicates the feasibility of room-temperature rocking-chair-type dual-salt batteries, which provides a new strategy for future safe “metal-anode” rechargeable batteries with high energy densities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3534-3540
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume5
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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