Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/600073
Title:
Transparent lithium-ion batteries
Authors:
Yang, Y.; Jeong, S.; Hu, L.; Wu, H.; Lee, S. W.; Cui, Y.
Abstract:
Transparent devices have recently attracted substantial attention. Various applications have been demonstrated, including displays, touch screens, and solar cells; however, transparent batteries, a key component in fully integrated transparent devices, have not yet been reported. As battery electrode materials are not transparent and have to be thick enough to store energy, the traditional approach of using thin films for transparent devices is not suitable. Here we demonstrate a grid-structured electrode to solve this dilemma, which is fabricated by a microfluidics-assisted method. The feature dimension in the electrode is below the resolution limit of human eyes, and, thus, the electrode appears transparent. Moreover, by aligning multiple electrodes together, the amount of energy stored increases readily without sacrificing the transparency. This results in a battery with energy density of 10 Wh/L at a transparency of 60%. The device is also flexible, further broadening their potential applications. The transparent device configuration also allows in situ Raman study of fundamental electrochemical reactions in batteries.
Citation:
Yang Y, Jeong S, Hu L, Wu H, Lee SW, et al. (2011) Transparent lithium-ion batteries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 13013–13018. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1102873108.
Publisher:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-l1-001-12
Issue Date:
25-Jul-2011
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.1102873108
PubMed ID:
21788483
PubMed Central ID:
PMC3156205
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0027-8424; 1091-6490
Sponsors:
We thank Jianbin Wang and Yu Lin for helpful discussions. We acknowledge Wenshan Cai for drawings. We thank Sy Bohy for viscosity measurements. Karim Zaghib (Hydro-Quebec, Varennes, Canada) is acknowledged for providing Li<INF>4</INF>Ti<INF>5</INF>O<INF>12</INF> samples. Y.Y. acknowledges support from a Stanford Graduate Fellowship. S.J. acknowledges support from the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. S. W. L. acknowledges support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The work is supported by KAUST under Award KUS-l1-001-12.
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dc.contributor.authorYang, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorJeong, S.en
dc.contributor.authorHu, L.en
dc.contributor.authorWu, H.en
dc.contributor.authorLee, S. W.en
dc.contributor.authorCui, Y.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:35:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:35:30Zen
dc.date.issued2011-07-25en
dc.identifier.citationYang Y, Jeong S, Hu L, Wu H, Lee SW, et al. (2011) Transparent lithium-ion batteries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 13013–13018. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1102873108.en
dc.identifier.issn0027-8424en
dc.identifier.issn1091-6490en
dc.identifier.pmid21788483en
dc.identifier.doi10.1073/pnas.1102873108en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600073en
dc.description.abstractTransparent devices have recently attracted substantial attention. Various applications have been demonstrated, including displays, touch screens, and solar cells; however, transparent batteries, a key component in fully integrated transparent devices, have not yet been reported. As battery electrode materials are not transparent and have to be thick enough to store energy, the traditional approach of using thin films for transparent devices is not suitable. Here we demonstrate a grid-structured electrode to solve this dilemma, which is fabricated by a microfluidics-assisted method. The feature dimension in the electrode is below the resolution limit of human eyes, and, thus, the electrode appears transparent. Moreover, by aligning multiple electrodes together, the amount of energy stored increases readily without sacrificing the transparency. This results in a battery with energy density of 10 Wh/L at a transparency of 60%. The device is also flexible, further broadening their potential applications. The transparent device configuration also allows in situ Raman study of fundamental electrochemical reactions in batteries.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Jianbin Wang and Yu Lin for helpful discussions. We acknowledge Wenshan Cai for drawings. We thank Sy Bohy for viscosity measurements. Karim Zaghib (Hydro-Quebec, Varennes, Canada) is acknowledged for providing Li<INF>4</INF>Ti<INF>5</INF>O<INF>12</INF> samples. Y.Y. acknowledges support from a Stanford Graduate Fellowship. S.J. acknowledges support from the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. S. W. L. acknowledges support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The work is supported by KAUST under Award KUS-l1-001-12.en
dc.publisherProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesen
dc.subjectEnergy storageen
dc.subjectFlexible electronicsen
dc.subjectSelf-assemblyen
dc.subjectTransparent electronicsen
dc.subject.meshElectric Power Suppliesen
dc.titleTransparent lithium-ion batteriesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3156205en
dc.contributor.institutionStanford University, Palo Alto, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-l1-001-12en

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