The significance of elemental sulfur dissolution in liquid electrolyte lithium sulfur batteries

Peter Paul R.M.L. Harks, Carla B. Robledo, Tomas W. Verhallen, Peter H.L. Notten, Fokko M. Mulder (Corresponding author)

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Abstract

It is shown that the dissolution of elemental sulfur into, and its diffusion through, the electrolyte allows cycling of lithium–sulfur batteries in which the sulfur is initially far removed and electrically insulated from the current collector. These findings help to understand why liquid electrolyte lithium–sulfur batteries can be efficiently cycled, despite the extremely insulating properties of sulfur.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1601635
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • batteries
  • cathodes
  • lithium
  • solubility
  • sulfur

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