The undesirable cycling performance caused by soluble poly sulfides shuttling between anode and cathode has been considered as the main challenge that has hindered its practical applications for lithium-sulfiir(Li-S) batteries. To solve tliis issue effectively, a nitrogen-containing porous carbon, namely JUC-Z2-900,developed from a porous organic framework, namely JUC-Z2, bearing a high surface area(805 m^2/g),small pore size(0.5 mil) and nitrogen doping(2.15%, mass fraction), has been used as a host material for Li-S batteries. The micropores of JUC-Z2-900 can confine the smaller sulfur molecules S2-4, which can essentially alleviate the critical problem of poly sulfide dissolution.Furthermore, nitrogen-containing JUC-Z2-900 can promote chemical adsorption of sulfur. The above two factors can improve the electrochemical performance of Li-S batteries effectively. To compare the eftects of sulfur contents and melt-difiusion strategy in JUC-Z2-900/S composites, a series of JUC-Z2-900/S composites was synthesized and tlieir electrochemical perfbnnances were explored, indicating good rate performance and excellent cycling stability of the composites contributed by both appropriate mass percentage of sulfiir and its confinement in the micropores.
Chemical Research in Chinese University
Supported by tlie National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.21871103)
the Foundation of Science and Teclinology Department of Jilin Province, China(No.20180414009GH).
Corresponding author:BEN Teng,Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.