Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Li–S batteries: Firing for compactness

Subjects

Conventional Li–S batteries have a non-compact cathode structure containing low areal loading of active materials. Now, a strategy of burning Li foils in a CS2 vapour is presented, which leads to the formation of highly compact Li2S nanoparticles as a lithiated sulfur cathode, offering promising battery performance.

This is a preview of subscription content

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Two different strategies to tackle fundamental issues of Li–S batteries.

References

  1. 1

    Ji, X. L., Lee, K. T. & Nazar, L. F. Nat. Mater. 8, 500–506 (2009).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2

    Pang, Q., Liang, X., Kwok, C. Y. & Nazar, L. F. Nat. Energy 1, 16132 (2016).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3

    Pope, M. A. & Aksay, I. A. Adv. Energy Mater. 5, 1500124 (2015).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4

    Nan, C. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 4659–4663 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5

    Yang, Y. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 15387–15394 (2012).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6

    Tan, G. et al. Nat. Energy 2, 17090 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7

    Zhou, W., Yu, Y., Chen, H., DiSalvo, F. J. & Abruna, H. D. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 16736–16743 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8

    Seh, Z. W. et al. Nat. Commun. 4, 1331 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Yanguang Li.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Li, Y., Chen, F. Li–S batteries: Firing for compactness. Nat Energy 2, 17096 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2017.96

Download citation

Further reading

Search

Quick links