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Glasses such as lithium thiophosphates (Li2S-P2S5) show promise as solid electrolytes for batteries, but a poor understanding of how the disordered structure affects lithium transport properties limits the development of glassy electrolytes. To address this, we here simulate glassy Li2S-P2S5 electrolytes with varying fractions of polyatomic anion clusters, i.e., P2S64-, P2S74-, and PS43-, using classical molecular dynamics. Based on the determined variation in ionic conductivity, we use a classification-based machine-learning metric termed “softness”─a structural fingerprint that is correlated to the atomic rearrangement probability─to unveil the structural origin of lithium-ion mobility. The softness distribution of lithium ions is highly spatially correlated: that is, the “soft” (high mobility) lithium ions are predominantly found around PS43- units, while the “hard” (low mobility) ions are found around P2S64- units. We also show that soft lithium-ion migration requires a smaller energy barrier to be overcome relative to that observed for hard lithium-ion migration.
|Journal||ACS Energy Letters|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Apr 2023|
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Preventing Micro-Cracks in Amorphous Solid-State Electrolytes for Batteries
Smedskjær, M. M. & Sørensen, S. S.
01/09/2022 → 31/08/2025
Computational design of disordered electrode materials for batteries
Smedskjær, M. M. & Christensen, R.
15/08/2022 → 14/08/2025
Project: PhD Project
Mechanical Properties of Glassy Solid Electrolytes
01/10/2021 → 30/09/2024