Access to this article is restricted until 12 months after publication by request of the publisher.. Restriction lift date: 2021-11-05
High rate lithium ion cycling in electrodeposited binder-free thin film vanadium oxide cathodes with lithium metal anodes in ionic liquid and polymer gel analogue electrolytes
McGrath, Louise M.
Rohan, James F.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
High rate and long cycle life performance for electrodeposited, binder‐free V 2 O 5 thin film cathodes and lithium metal anodes is described using liquid and polymer gel electrolytes of the pyrrolidinium based (C 4 mpyrTFSI) ionic liquid (IL). Sharp well‐defined voltammetric peaks typically seen with nanostructured V 2 O 5 materials in organic electrolytes, support the fast kinetics observed. The addition of vinylene carbonate (VC) stabilises the electrolyte interface leading to higher electrode capacities than for the additive‐free electrolyte, ~ 120 versus ~90 mAh g ‐1 at 0.75 C. Polymer gel electrolytes based on the IL yield similar electrode capacities, coulombic efficiencies and high rate performances without the VC‐additive. The polymer gel option delivers the better long‐term stability up to 400 cycles with lithium metal anodes with minimal capacity fade at elevated charge and discharge rates up to 5 C.
Electrodeposition , Ionic liquid , Polymer gel electrolyte , Vanadium oxide , Lithium metal
McGrath, L. M. and Rohan, J. F. (2020) 'High rate lithium ion cycling in electrodeposited binder-free thin film vanadium oxide cathodes with lithium metal anodes in ionic liquid and polymer gel analogue electrolytes', Batteries & Supercaps. doi: 10.1002/batt.202000236
© 2020, WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: McGrath, L. M. and Rohan, J. (2020) 'High rate lithium ion cycling in electrodeposited binder-free thin film vanadium oxide cathodes with lithium metal anodes in ionic liquid and polymer gel analogue electrolytes', Batteries & Supercaps, doi: 10.1002/batt.202000236, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/batt.202000236. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.