Organic Rechargeable Batteries with Tailored Voltage and Cycle Performance

Authors

  • Dr. Shinsuke Nishida,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585 (Japan)
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  • Yosuke Yamamoto,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Takeji Takui,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Yasushi Morita

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)
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Abstract

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Made to order: Rechargeable batteries are fabricated by using organic electron acceptors and donors as active cathode materials. Their output voltage and cycle performance can be tuned by organic chemistry techniques. The output voltages are linked to both the redox potentials and the energy levels of the frontier molecular orbitals of the cathode materials, enabling to predict the output voltage at an early stage of the design.

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