Metal-organic framework (MOF) glasses have recently attracted increasing attention as promising anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) due to their multiple advantages of open network structures, large surface area, and abundant reaction sites. However, the reversible capacities of MOF glasses still need to be improved to match the rapid development of green energy technologies [1, 2]. Silicon is a promising candidate for the next generation of LIB anode but suffers from vast volume changes upon lithiation/delithiation. To mitigate this problem, we combine nano-Si with MOF glass to create composite-based anode and thereby to obtain the synergistic effect of both materials, i.e., the integration of the high capacity of Si with the confinement effect of MOF glass. Specifically, we present a strategy to in situ grow a kind of MOF, namely, cobalt-ZIF-62 (Co(imidazole)1.75(benzimidazole)0.25) on the surface of Si nano particles, and then to transform the thus-derived material into Si@ZIF-glass composite (SiZGC) through melt-quenching. The robust hierarchical structure of the SiZGC based anode exhibits the specific capacity of ~650 mA h g-1, which is about three times that of pure ZIF glass and about six times that of pristine ZIF crystal at 1 A g-1 after 500 cycles. The origin of this huge enhancement is revealed by performing structural analyses. The unique structure of ZIF glass can not only enhance lithium storage, but also buffer the volume changes and prevent the aggregation of Si nano particles during lithiation/delithiation processes.
|Publikationsdato||19 sep. 2022|
|Status||Udgivet - 19 sep. 2022|
|Begivenhed||2022 Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society: Symposium on Sustainable materials for chemical and electrochemical energy storage - Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Polen|
Varighed: 19 sep. 2022 → 22 sep. 2022
|Konference||2022 Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society|
|Lokation||Warsaw University of Technology|
|Periode||19/09/2022 → 22/09/2022|