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Pseudo-ternary LiBH$_{4}$–LiCl–P$_{2}$S$_{5}$ system as structurally disordered bulk electrolyte for all-solid-state lithium batteries

El Kharbachi, Abdelouahab; Wind, Julia; Ruud, Amund; Høgset, Astrid B.; Nygård, Magnus M.; Zhang, Junxian; Sørby, Magnus H.; Kim, Sangryun; Cuevas, Fermin; Orimo, Shin-ichi; Fichtner, Maximilian; Latroche, Michel; Fjellvåg, Helmer; Hauback, Bjørn C.

The properties of the mixed system LiBH$_{4}$–LiCl–P$_{2}$S$_{5}$ are studied with respect to all-solid-state batteries. The studied material undergoes an amorphization upon heating above 60 °C, accompanied with increased Li$^{+}$ conductivity beneficial for battery electrolyte applications. The measured ionic conductivity is ∼10$^{-3}$ S cm$^{-1}$ at room temperature with an activation energy of 0.40(2) eV after amorphization. Structural analysis and characterization of the material suggest that BH$_{4}$ groups and PS4 may belong to the same molecular structure, where Cl ions interplay to accommodate the structural unit. Thanks to its conductivity, ductility and electrochemical stability (up to 5 V, Au vs. Li$^{+}$/Li), this new electrolyte is successfully tested in battery cells operated with a cathode material (layered TiS$_{2}$, theo. capacity 239 mA h g$^{-1}$) and Li anode resulting in 93% capacity retention (10 cycles) and notable cycling stability under the current density ∼12 mA g$^{-1}$ (0.05C-rate) at 50 °C. Further advanced characterisation by means of operando synchrotron X-ray diffraction in transmission mode contributes explicitly to a better understanding of the (de)lithiation processes of solid-state battery electrodes operated at moderate temperatures.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000122920
Veröffentlicht am 26.08.2020
DOI: 10.1039/d0cp01334j
Zitationen: 5
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Helmholtz-Institut Ulm (HIU)
Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-9084
KITopen-ID: 1000122920
HGF-Programm 37.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Fundamentals and Materials
Erschienen in Physical chemistry, chemical physics
Verlag Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Band 22
Heft 25
Seiten 13872–13879
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