Dual-strategy coupling driven versatile carbon-based anode for potassium-ion/potassium metal storage

Xiaohua Shen, Hongtao Sun, Bailing Li, Yizhi Yuan, Liqiang Zhang, Shengyang Li, Lei Wang, Bingan Lu, Jian Zhu, Xidong Duan

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Reasonably constructed carbon-based electrodes are highly crucial for designing high-performance potassium-ion and potassium metal batteries (PIBs or PMBs). To this end, we developed a Tetramethylol Acetylenediurea derived versatile carbon with rational design of multi-pronged active sites, superior kinetics and robust stability via unique nanoengineering strategies. Specifically, in situ characterizations (e.g., in-situ EIS and in-situ Raman) and theory calculations further unveiled the fundamentals of storage mechanisms. As a result, it delivered high rate capability, remarkable long-term cycling performance for over 2,400 cycles at 1 A/g, high areal capacity of 2.7 mAh cm−2 at a high mass loading of 8 mg cm−2 and low potassium nucleation overpotential (14.9 mV at 1 mA cm−2). Moreover, the potassium-ion full-cell battery pairing with an organic perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic dianhydride cathode enabled ultrahigh energy density of 311.8 Wh kg−1, proving a representing advances in high-performance and stable potassium-based storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number145155
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
StatePublished - Oct 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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