Get access

The Effect of Oxygen Crossover on the Anode of a Li–O2 Battery using an Ether-Based Solvent: Insights from Experimental and Computational Studies

Authors

  • Dr. Rajeev S. Assary,

    1. Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439 (USA), Fax: (+1) 630-252-9555
    Search for more papers by this author
    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Jun Lu,

    1. Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439 (USA), Fax: (+1) 630-972-4451
    Search for more papers by this author
    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Peng Du,

    1. Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439 (USA), Fax: (+1) 630-972-4451
    Search for more papers by this author
    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Xiangyi Luo ,

    1. Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439 (USA), Fax: (+1) 630-972-4451
    2. Metallurgical Engineering Department, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112 (USA)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Xiaoyi Zhang,

    1. X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60435 (USA)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Yang Ren,

    1. X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60435 (USA)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Larry A. Curtiss,

    Corresponding author
    1. Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439 (USA), Fax: (+1) 630-252-9555
    • Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439 (USA), Fax: (+1) 630-252-9555
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Khalil Amine

    Corresponding author
    1. Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439 (USA), Fax: (+1) 630-972-4451
    • Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439 (USA), Fax: (+1) 630-972-4451
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

original image

Crosstown traffic: Further development of Li–O2 batteries may eventually lead to their use in transportation applications. One problem that needs to be addressed is electrolyte decomposition, which has been partially mitigated by using ether- rather than carbonate-based solvents. The influence of oxygen crossover from the cathode to the anode on electrolyte, and lithium anode, decomposition in ether-based Li-O2 batteries is investigated.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary