Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (1): 165-182.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201609232

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Progress of Lithium/Sulfur Batteries Based on Chemically Modified Carbon

Wan-Fei LI1,Mei-Nan LIU1,Jian WANG1,Yue-Gang ZHANG1,2,*()   

  1. 1 Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
    2 Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China
  • Received:2016-07-29 Published:2016-12-29
  • Contact: Yue-Gang ZHANG
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21433013)


Chemically modified carbon has attracted significant attention since our first report of its use in lithium/sulfur (Li/S) cells. Compared with traditional carbon materials, chemically modified carbon prevents the dissolution and diffusion of intermediate polysulfides. Therefore, it yields sulfur cathodes with long cycling stability, which has become the focus of current research in the field of Li/S batteries. This review summarizes the use of chemically modified carbon for highly efficient sulfur utilization and the synergistic chemical/physical trapping of sulfur species. The prospects of further developments of Li/S batteries using chemically modified carbon is also discussed.

Key words: Lithium/sulfur battery, Carbon, Chemical modification, Sulfur cathode, Shuttle effect


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