Polythiophene mesoporous birnessite-MnO2/Pd cathode air electrode for rechargeable Li-air battery

Arjun Kumar Thapa, Bill Pandit, Hem Sharma Paudel, Rajesh Thapa, Shintaro Ida, Jacek B. Jasinski, Gamini U. Sumanasekera, Tatsumi Ishihara

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Mesoporous birnessite-manganese oxide (b-MnO2) was studied for air electrode for Li-air rechargeable battery. In this study, mesoporous b-MnO2 with an average pore size of 3.52 nm and BET surface area of 237 m2 g-1 was successfully prepared using inorganic/organic phase. Prepared mesoporous b-MnO2 was applied for air electrode for Li-air battery and discharge capacity of 345 mAh g -1 was observed at a current of 0.13 mA cm-2. With the dispersion of small amount of Pd to mesoporous b-MnO2, it was found that the Li-air cell showed a reasonably large discharge capacity of 487 mAh g-1 at 0.13 mA cm-2 at the initial cycle. The first discharge plateau around 2.71 V vs. Li/Li+ and charge plateau at 3.58 V vs. Li/Li+ with highly reversible capacity were observed. The energy efficiency for the charge and discharge was estimated to be ca. 76.4%. The ex-situ XRD result of the mesoporous b-MnO2/Pd/TAB-2 (85/5/10) air electrode suggested that the observed capacity mainly came from Li + and O2 to form Li2O2 after discharge to 2.0 V. Formation of Li2CO3 was hardly observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-415
Number of pages6
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume127
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2014

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Cathodes
Electrodes
Polymers
Air
Discharge (fluid mechanics)
Manganese oxide
Secondary batteries
Pore size
Energy efficiency
birnessite
polythiophene

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  • Electrochemistry

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Polythiophene mesoporous birnessite-MnO2/Pd cathode air electrode for rechargeable Li-air battery. / Thapa, Arjun Kumar; Pandit, Bill; Paudel, Hem Sharma; Thapa, Rajesh; Ida, Shintaro; Jasinski, Jacek B.; Sumanasekera, Gamini U.; Ishihara, Tatsumi.

In: Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 127, 01.05.2014, p. 410-415.

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Thapa, AK, Pandit, B, Paudel, HS, Thapa, R, Ida, S, Jasinski, JB, Sumanasekera, GU & Ishihara, T 2014, 'Polythiophene mesoporous birnessite-MnO2/Pd cathode air electrode for rechargeable Li-air battery', Electrochimica Acta, vol. 127, pp. 410-415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2014.02.071
Thapa, Arjun Kumar ; Pandit, Bill ; Paudel, Hem Sharma ; Thapa, Rajesh ; Ida, Shintaro ; Jasinski, Jacek B. ; Sumanasekera, Gamini U. ; Ishihara, Tatsumi. / Polythiophene mesoporous birnessite-MnO2/Pd cathode air electrode for rechargeable Li-air battery. In: Electrochimica Acta. 2014 ; Vol. 127. pp. 410-415.
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