Conventional current collectors in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are generally nonactive components. However, enhancing their electroactive properties and increasing the electroactive surface area can significantly improve the areal energy performance of next-generation battery electrodes. Herein, we introduce an electrochemically active textile current collector that delivers high energy storage performance, achieved through interfacial interaction assembly-induced electroplating. We first prepared metal nanoparticle/multiwalled carbon nanotube multilayer-incorporated cotton textiles using complementary interaction-mediated layer-by-layer assembly, and subsequently electroplated them with Cu. The resulting textile exhibited a high areal capacity of ∼3.27 mA h cm−2 at 0.875 mA cm−2, excellent cycling stability, and a strong energy recovery effect, thanks to the synergistic contributions of the large active surface area of the fibril structure, the robust interfacial assembly, and the formation of a metal oxide NP/pseudocapacitive polymeric gel-like phase at the electrode/electrolyte interface. Moreover, when incorporating Li4Ti5O12 with a theoretical capacity of 175 mA h g − 1 into our textile current collector, the specific capacity and areal capacity of the LIB anode can be increased up to ∼573 mA h g − 1 and 8.60 mA h cm−2 (at 15 mg cm−2 LTO), respectively, outperforming those of previously reported LTO-based anodes.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT; Ministry of Science and ICT) ( NRF-2021R1A2C3004151, 23-ET-08 , and KBSI-C210200 ).
- Cu textile
- Lithium-ion battery
- Negative fading
- Polymeric gel-like phase
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- General Materials Science
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology