Improvement of Cycling Performance of Na2/3Co2/3Mn1/3O2 Cathode by PEDOT/PSS Surface Coating for Na Ion Batteries

Yatim Lailun Ni'mah, Ju Hsiang Cheng, Ming Yao Cheng, Wei Nien Su, Bing Joe Hwang
2018 Indonesian Journal of Chemistry  
The surface-modified Na2/3Co2/3Mn1/3O2 is coated with a conductive Poly (3,4-Ethylene dioxy thiophene)-poly (styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT/PSS) polymer, and their resulting electrochemical properties were investigated as Na-ion battery cathode. The surface-modified Na2/3Co2/3Mn1/3O2 cathode material exhibits a high discharge capacity and good rate capability due to enhanced electron transport by surface PEDOT/PSS. The presence of PEDOT/PSS surface layer suppresses the growth of a resistive layer,
more » ... resistive layer, while the dissolution of transition metals of the active cathode materials is inhibited as well. The resulting surface-modified Na2/3Co2/3Mn1/3O2 shows superior cycling performance, which is much stable than the pristine one as being the Na-ion battery cathode.
doi:10.22146/ijc.24893 fatcat:rhkozpkl7nbela4flma757jpya