Vacancy Modulating Co3Sn2S2 Topological Semimetal for Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries

Yuwei Zhao, Yongbin Zhu, Feng Jiang, Yiyao Li, You Meng, Ying Guo, Qing Li, Zhaodong Huang, Shaoce Zhang, Rong Zhang, Johnny C. Ho, Qianfan Zhang, Weishu Liu, Chunyi Zhi

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Weyl semimetals (WSMs) with high electrical conductivity and suitable carrier density near the Fermi level are enticing candidates for aqueous Zn-ion batteries (AZIBs), meriting from topological surface states (TSSs). We propose a WSM Co3Sn2S2 cathode for AZIBs showing a discharge plateau around 1.5 V. By introducing Sn vacancies, extra redox peaks from the Sn4+/Sn2+ transition appear, which leads to more Zn2+ transfer channels and active sites promoting charge-storage kinetics and Zn2+ storage capability. Co3Sn1.8S2 achieves a specific energy of 305 Wh kg−1 (0.2 Ag−1) and a specific power of 4900 Wkg−1 (5 Ag−1). Co3Sn1.8S2 and ZnxCo3Sn1.8S2 benefit from better conductivity at lower temperatures; the quasi-solid Co3Sn1.8S2//Zn battery delivers 126 mAh g−1 (0.6 Ag−1) at −30 °C and a cycling stability over 3000 cycles (2 Ag−1) with 85 % capacity retention at −10 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202111826
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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