Enhancing the Cyclability of VS4 Positive Electrode in Carbonate-Based Electrolyte using Fluoroethylene Carbonate Additive

Kazuki Yoshii, Kazushige Kohno, Yuta Maeyoshi, Noboru Taguchi, Akira Yano, Tomonari Takeuchi, Hikari Sakaebe

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Abstract

Vanadium polysulfide (VS4) is a promising material of construction for positive electrodes of next-generation batteries due to its high theoretical capacity and electrical conductivity compared to those of elemental sulfur. In this study, we investigated the charge and discharge behavior of a low-crystalline VS4 positive electrode using different electrolytes and under differing charge and discharge conditions. The electrolyte composed purely of cyclic carbonate exhibited higher cycle performance than the one containing linear carbonate. Furthermore, the addition of fluoroethylene carbonate (FEC) to the electrolyte was very effective to improve the cycle performance. The effects of FEC on the VS4 positive electrode were investigated using electrochemical techniques, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and electron microscopy, the results whereof indicated that LiF-containing components were formed on the VS4 surface, and probably contributed to the improvement of the charge and discharge behavior of the VS4 positive electrode.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202200016
JournalBatteries and Supercaps
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrochemistry

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