Author(s): Cui X, Chen J, Wang T, Chen W, Cui X, Chen J, Wang T, Chen W
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Abstract High performance rechargeable batteries are urgently demanded for future energy storage systems. Here, we adopted a lithium-carbon battery configuration. Instead of using carbon materials as the surface provider for lithium-ion adsorption and desorption, we realized induced fluorination of carbon nanotube array (CNTA) paper cathodes, with the source of fluoride ions from electrolytes, by an in-situ electrochemical induction process. The induced fluorination of CNTA papers activated the reversible fluorination/defluorination reactions and lithium-ion storage/release at the CNTA paper cathodes, resulting in a dual-storage mechanism. The rechargeable battery with this dual-storage mechanism demonstrated a maximum discharging capacity of 2174 mAh (gcarbon)(-1) and a specific energy of 4113 Wh kg(carbon)(-1) with good cycling performance.
This article was published in Sci Rep
and referenced in Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering