High-Performance All-Solid-State Batteries Enabled by Intimate Interfacial Contact Between the Cathode and Sulfide-Based Solid Electrolytes

Jeongheon Kim, Min Ji Kim, Jaeik Kim, Jin Woong Lee, Joonhyeok Park, Sung Eun Wang, Seungwoo Lee, Yun Chan Kang, Ungyu Paik, Dae Soo Jung, Taeseup Song

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Abstract

All-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) are considered the ultimate next-generation rechargeable batteries due to their high safety and energy density. However, poor Li-ion kinetics caused by the inhomogeneous distribution of the solid electrolytes (SEs) and complex chemo-mechanical behaviors lead to poor electrochemical properties. In this study, LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 (NCM) (core) – Li6PS5Cl (LPSCl) SEs (shell) particles (NCM@LPSCl) are prepared by a facile mechano-fusion method to improve the electrochemical properties and increase the energy density of ASSBs. The conformally coated thin SEs layer on the surface of NCM enables homogeneous distribution of SEs in overall electrode and intimate physical contact with cathode material even under volume change of cathode material during cycling, which leads to the improvement in Li-ion kinetics without the increase in solid electrolyte content. As a result, an ASSBs employing NCM@LPSCl with 4 mAh cm−1 specific areal capacity exhibits robust electrochemical properties, including the improved reversible capacity (163.1 mAh g−1), cycle performance (90.0% after 100 cycles), and rate capability (discharge capacity of 152.69, 133.80, and 100.97 mAh g−1 at 0.1, 0.2, and 0.5 C). Notably, ASSBs employing NCM@LPSCl composite show reliable electrochemical properties with a high weight fraction of NCM (87.3 wt%) in the cathode.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2211355
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Mar 16

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
J.K. and M.K. contributed equally to this work. This research was supported by the “Technology Innovation Program” (No. 20009985, Manufacturing technology development on composite core materials and electrode with high energy density (7 mAh cm) for ceramic secondary batteries) and (No. 20003877, Development of eco‐friendly electrochemical recycling system for production of high purity (>99.5%) lithium and lithium compounds). −2

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Wiley-VCH GmbH.

Keywords

  • all-solid-state batteries
  • cathodes
  • interfaces
  • mechano-fusion
  • sulfide-based solid electrolytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Electrochemistry
  • Biomaterials

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