Revealing the anion intercalation behavior and surface evolution of graphite in dual-ion batteries via in situ AFM
dual ion battery, in situ atomic force microscope (AFM), graphite positive electrode, hierarchical anion intercalation, structure evolution, surface reaction
Graphite as a positive electrode material of dual ion batteries (DIBs) has attracted tremendous attentions for its advantages including low lost, high working voltage and high energy density. However, very few literatures regarding to the real-time observation of anion intercalation behavior and surface evolution of graphite in DIBs have been reported. Herein, we use in situ atomic force microscope (AFM) to directly observe the intercalation/de-intercalation processes of PF6− in graphite in real time. First, by measuring the change in the distance between graphene layers during intercalation, we found that PF6− intercalates in one of every three graphite layers and the intercalation speed is measured to be 2 μm·min−1. Second, graphite will wrinkle and suffer structural damages at high voltages, along with severe electrolyte decomposition on the surface. These findings provide useful information for further optimizing the capacity and the stability of graphite anode in DIBs.
Tsinghua University Press
Kai Yang,Langlang Jia,Xinhua Liu,Zijian Wang,Yan Wang,Yiwei Li,Haibiao Chen,Billy Wu,Luyi Yang,Feng Pan, Revealing the anion intercalation behavior and surface evolution of graphite in dual-ion batteries via in situ AFM. NanoRes.null