A fluoroxalate cathode material for potassium-ion batteries with ultra-long cyclability
Potassium-ion batteries are a compelling technology for large scale energy storage due to their low-cost and good rate performance. However, the development of potassium-ion batteries remains in its infancy, mainly hindered by the lack of suitable cathode materials. Here we show that a previously known frustrated magnet, KFeC2O4F, could serve as a stable cathode for potassium ion storage, delivering a discharge capacity of ~112 mAh g-1 at 0.2 A g-1 and 94% capacity retention after 2000 cycles.
... after 2000 cycles. The unprecedented cycling stability is attributed to the rigid framework and the presence of three channels that allow for minimized volume fluctuation when Fe2+/Fe3+ redox reaction occurs. Further, pairing this KFeC2O4F cathode with a soft carbon anode yields a potassium-ion full cell with an energy density of ~235 Wh kg-1, impressive rate performance and negligible capacity decay within 200 cycles. This work sheds light on the development of low-cost and high-performance K-based energy storage devices.