Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes

TitlePolymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLiu, Gao, Shidi Xun, Nenad Vukmirovic, Xiangyun Song, Paul Olalde-Velasco, Honghe Zheng, Vincent S. Battaglia, Linwang Wang, and Wanli Yang
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Start Page4679
Issue40
Pagination4679 - 4683
Date Published10/2011
Keywordsbinders, conducting polymers, density funcational theory, lithium batteries, X-ray spectroscopy
Abstract

A conductive polymer is developed for solving the long-standing volume change issue in lithium battery electrodes. A combination of synthesis, spectroscopy and simulation techniques tailors the electronic structure of the polymer to enable in situ lithium doping. Composite anodes based on this polymer and commercial Si particles exhibit 2100 mAh g−1 in Si after 650 cycles without any conductive additive.

DOI10.1002/adma.201102421
Short TitleAdv. Mater.
DOI10.1002/adma.201102421