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DONG Wei, MENG Lingqiang, ZHAO Meina, et al. Effect of preparation conditions of Fe2O3-graphene-carbon nanotube composites on sulfur loading properties[J]. Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica, 2023, 40(3): 1501-1511. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20220424.001
Citation: DONG Wei, MENG Lingqiang, ZHAO Meina, et al. Effect of preparation conditions of Fe2O3-graphene-carbon nanotube composites on sulfur loading properties[J]. Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica, 2023, 40(3): 1501-1511. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20220424.001

Effect of preparation conditions of Fe2O3-graphene-carbon nanotube composites on sulfur loading properties

doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20220424.001
Funds:  National Natural Science Foundation of China (21808095); Project of Discipline Innovation Team of Liaoning Technical University (LNTU20 TD-16); Basic Research Project of Education Department of Liaoning Province (LJKZ0339); Funded Project of Discipline Innovation Team of Liaoning Technical University (LNTU20 TD-09)
  • Received Date: 2022-03-03
  • Accepted Date: 2022-04-16
  • Rev Recd Date: 2022-04-13
  • Available Online: 2022-04-24
  • Publish Date: 2023-03-15
  • Lithium sulfur battery is one of the most promising alternatives to traditional lithium-ion battery. The dissolution and poor conductivity of polysulfides are two important factors restricting the application of lithium sulfur battery. In this paper, Fe2O3-reduced graphene oxide (RGO)-carbon nanotube (CNT) composite sulfur carrying materials are synthesized by hydrothermal method. By adjusting the ammonia concentration, the particle size of Fe2O3 in the composites is successfully adjusted. It is found that Fe2O3 with small particles had better adsorption and catalysis. Cathode material synthesized from it at 1 C, the first discharge capacity is 1286 mA·h/g, 718 mA·h/g remains after 500 cycles, and the capacity attenuation rate of each cycle is 0.08%. The average specific capacities at 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2 and 4 C are 983, 825, 769, 673 and 604 mA·h/g, which has good rate performance and good cycle performance at high current. 527 mA·h/g remains after 500 cycles at 5 C. Fe2O3-RGO-CNT-S cathode material is especially suitable for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries. It has excellent electrochemical performance, mainly because the three-dimensional conductive network of RGO and CNT provides strong electron transmission path, rich pore structure, and sulfur is in full contact with the three-dimensional conductive network composed of RGO and CNT.


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