Preparation and properties of Sulfur/Mesoporous Carbon Composite Cathode Materials

Wenhua Zhang, Ping Liu, Jia Liu, Xiaoming Dai, Fayuan Wu
2019 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment  
A sulfur /mesoporous carbon composite is prepared by thermally treating a mixture of sublimed sulfur and mesoporous carbon. The microstructure of the mesoporous carbon is characterized by BET analysis and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The electrochemical performance of the S /C composite as cathode materials is evaluated by the galvanostatic method. The results confirmed that the mesoporous carbon could not only greatly enhance the electrochemical activity of sulfur electrode, but also effectively
more » ... nfine the diffusion of dissolved polysulfides in organic electrolyte. As a result, the S /C composites showed high capacity, good cycle performance and excellent rate capability. The specific capacity of the S /C composite is more than 1200 mAh /g for the first discharge, and remained at 800 mAh /g after 100 cycles even at a high current density of 800 mA/g.
doi:10.1088/1755-1315/252/2/022067 fatcat:hd4oddcjwvg6neerwd7nhu5m6e