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Performance study of magnesium-sulfur battery using a graphene based sulfur composite cathode electrode and a non-nucleophilic Mg electrolyte

Vinayan, B.P.; Zhao-Karger, Z.; Diemant, T.; Chakravadhanula, V.S.K.; Schwarzburger, N.I.; Cambaz, M.A.; Behm, R.J.; Kübel, C.; Fichtner, M.



Abstract (englisch): Here we report for the first time the development of a Mg rechargeable battery using a graphene–sulfur nanocomposite as the cathode, a Mg–carbon composite as the anode and a non-nucleophilic Mg based complex in tetraglyme solvent as the electrolyte. The graphene–sulfur nanocomposites are prepared through a new pathway by the combination of thermal and chemical precipitation methods. The Mg/S cell delivers a higher reversible capacity (448 mA h g−1), a longer cyclability (236 mA h g−1 at the end of the 50th cycle) and a better rate capability than previously described cells. The dissolution of Mg polysulfides to the anode side was studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The use of a graphene–sulfur composite cathode electrode, with the properties of a high surface area, a porous morphology, a very good electronic conductivity and the presence of oxygen functional groups, along with a non-nucleophilic Mg electrolyte gives an improved battery performance.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)
Helmholtz-Institut Ulm (HIU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1039/c5nr04383b
ISSN: 2040-3364
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-525704
KITopen ID: 1000052570
HGF-Programm 37.01.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Nanoscale
Band 8
Heft 6
Seiten 3296-3306
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