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Nano Research

Article Title

Dendrite-free all-solid-state lithium batteries with lithium phosphorous oxynitride-modified lithium metal anode and composite solid electrolytes

Keywords

lithium metal anode, lithium dendrites, Li phosphorous oxynitride (LiPON), composite solid electrolyte, all-solid-state lithium battery

Abstract

Dendrite formation on lithium (Li) metal anode is a key issue which hinders the development of rechargeable Li battery seriously. A novel method for suppressing Li dendrites via using Li phosphorous oxynitride (LiPON) modified Li anode and Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5(PO4)3-poly(ethylene oxide)(Li bistrifluoromethane-sulfonimide) (LAGP-PEO(LiTFSI)) composite solid electrolyte in all-solid-state Li battery is proposed, and the effect of the thickness of LiPON on Li anode performance is also studied. LiPON film with a thickness of 500 nm exhibits satisfactory interface property between Li metal anode and the LAGP-PEO(LiTFSI) solid electrolyte. The LiPON film provides a uniform Li+ flux across the interface and effectively inhibits the formation of Li dendrites in all-solid-state Li batteries. The assembled all-solid-state Li cell Li(LiPON)/LAGPPEO(LiTFSI)/LiFePO4 delivers an initial discharge capacity of 152.4 mAh·g−1 and exhibits good cycling stability and rate performance at 50 °C.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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