Flexible C6BN Monolayers As Promising Anode Materials for High-Performance K-Ion Batteries
KAUST DepartmentComputational Physics and Materials Science (CPMS)
Material Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2020-06-25
Print Publication Date2020-07-08
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/663874
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AbstractK-ion batteries attract extensive attention and research efforts because of the high energy density, low cost, and high abundance of K. Although they are considered suitable alternatives to Li-ion batteries, the absence of high-performance electrode materials is a major obstacle to implementation. On the basis of density functional theory, we systematically study the feasibility of a recently synthesized C6BN monolayer as anode material for K-ion batteries. The specific capacity is calculated to be 553 mAh/g (K2C6BN), i.e., about twice that of graphite. The C6BN monolayer is characterized by high strength (in-plane stiffness of 309 N/m), excellent flexibility (bending strength of 1.30 eV), low output voltage (average open circuit voltage of 0.16 V), and excellent rate performance (diffusion barrier of 0.09 eV). We also propose two new C6BN monolayers. One has a slightly higher total energy (0.10 eV) than the synthesized C6BN monolayer, exhibiting enhanced electronic properties and affinity to K. The other is even energetically favorable due to B-N bonding. All three C6BN monolayers show good dynamical, thermal, and mechanical stabilities. We demonstrate excellent cyclability and improved conductivity by K adsorption, suggesting great potential in flexible energy-storage devices.
CitationXiang, P., Sharma, S., Wang, Z. M., Wu, J., & Schwingenschlögl, U. (2020). Flexible C6BN Monolayers As Promising Anode Materials for High-Performance K-Ion Batteries. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. doi:10.1021/acsami.0c09451
SponsorsThe research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Computational resources were provided by the Supercomputing Laboratory of KAUST. We also acknowledge support by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2019YFB2203400), the 111 Project (B20030), and the UESTC Shared Research Facilities of Electromagnetic Wave and Matter Interaction (Y0301901290100201).
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
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