Heterovalent-doping-enabled atom-displacement fluctuation leads to ultrahigh energy-storage density in AgNbO3-based multilayer capacitors

Li Feng Zhu, Shiqing Deng, Lei Zhao, Gen Li, Qi Wang, Linhai Li, Yongke Yan, He Qi, Bo Ping Zhang, Jun Chen, Jing Feng Li

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Dielectric capacitors with high energy storage performance are highly desired for next-generation advanced high/pulsed power capacitors that demand miniaturization and integration. However, the poor energy-storage density that results from the low breakdown strength, has been the major challenge for practical applications of dielectric capacitors. Herein, we propose a heterovalent-doping-enabled atom-displacement fluctuation strategy for the design of low-atom-displacements regions in the antiferroelectric matrix to achieve the increase in breakdown strength and enhancement of the energy-storage density for AgNbO3-based multilayer capacitors. An ultrahigh breakdown strength ~1450 kV·cm−1 is realized in the Sm0.05Ag0.85Nb0.7Ta0.3O3 multilayer capacitors, especially with an ultrahigh Urec ~14 J·cm−3, excellent η ~ 85% and PD,max ~ 102.84 MW·cm−3, manifesting a breakthrough in the comprehensive energy storage performance for lead-free antiferroelectric capacitors. This work offers a good paradigm for improving the energy storage properties of antiferroelectric multilayer capacitors to meet the demanding requirements of advanced energy storage applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1166
JournalNature communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Physics and Astronomy

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