Title

A CoSe-C@C core-shell structure with stable potassium storage performance realized by an effective solid electrolyte interphase layer

Publication Name

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Abstract

Conversion/alloying materials with high theoretical capacity are promising for potassium-ion batteries, although their development is seriously blocked owing to their volume expansion and ineffective solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) protection. Herein, it is discovered that the performance of the CoSe anode material could be enhanced through a flexibly designed core-shell structure (denoted as CoSe-C@C) and an inorganic compound-rich SEI. The CoSe-C@C electrode exhibits stable cycling performance (432 mA h g-1 at 200 mA g-1) over 1000 cycles and outstanding rate capability (233 mA h g-1 at 10 A g-1). A reversible conversion mechanism for the potassiation/depotassiation in CoSe is revealed by ex situ X-ray diffraction patterns and high-resolution transmission electron microscope images, while the SEI on the CoSe-C@C surface is found to be inorganic-rich (KF-), which is favourable for K ion diffusion and charge transfer dynamics. These findings would shed light on nanostructure design strategies and our fundamental understanding of the SEI formation in electrolyte engineering for potassium-ion batteries. This journal is

Open Access Status

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Volume

9

Issue

18

First Page

11397

Last Page

11404

Funding Number

ts201511017

Funding Sponsor

Key Technology Research and Development Program of Shandong

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1ta01107c