In operando X-ray diffraction of lithium-oxygen batteries using an ionic liquid as an electrolyte co-solvent

E. Knipping, C. Aucher, G. Guirado, F. Fauth, L. Aubouy

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Abstract

© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. A real-time synchrotron X-ray diffraction technique is applied to study the oxidation/reduction of lithium oxide derivatives in an operating lithium-air battery cell containing a Room Temperature Ionic Liquid (RTIL) in its electrolyte. Four different electrolytes are tested, composed of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), a RTIL and lithium perchlorate salt (LiClO4). This study proves that lithium as an anode material reacts with the RTIL, forming lithium hydroxide (LiOH) spontaneously, independently of the cycling stage. Comparisons between different electrolytes provide insights for future investigation of the improvement of electrolyte design of this technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7267-7272
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume41
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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