Boosting the electrochemical performance of Prussian-Blue-analogue based Li-ion rechargeable batteries by the addition of Ag or Ni nanoparticles into the cathode

Erdembayalag Batsaikhan, Ma Hsuan Ma, Chun Chuen Yang, Chun Ming Wu, Wen Hsien Li

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Abstract

The poor cyclability of Prussian-blue-analogue (PBA) based rechargeable Li-ion batteries places a limitation on their practical applications. Here, we demonstrate that the addition of bare Ag or Ni nanoparticles (NPs) into the vicinity of the nano-sized PBA particles can effectively improve the electrochemical performance of the batteries, leading toward a higher energy storage capacity. The addition of 14 mass-percent of 13.6 mm Ag NPs into the vicinity of the 120 nm K0.58Co[Co(CN)6] NPs gives rise to a 260 % increase in the stabilized full specific capacity CF, and the addition of 14 mass-percent of 12.4 nm Ni NPs gives rise to an 86 % increase of the stabilized CF. The addition of Ag or Ni NPs was also found to enhance the CF for the 80 nm Na0.46Co[Fe(CN)6]-based Li-ion batteries but the effect was smaller. It is the participations of the redox reactions of weakly bonded surface electrons on the Ag/Ni NPs that enhances the energy storage capacity of the battery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110509
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Volume150
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

Keywords

  • Ag nanoparticle
  • Energy storage capacity
  • Li-ion battery
  • Ni nanoparticle
  • Prussian blue analogue

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