Balance cathode-active and anode-active groups in one conjugated polymer towards high-performance all-organic lithium-ion batteries
Zhao, Y (Zhao, Yang) 1, 2, 4Wu, MM (Wu, Manman) 1, 2, 4Chen, HB (Chen, Hongbin) 1, 2, 4Zhu, J (Zhu, Jie) 1, 2, 4Liu, J (Liu, Jie) 1, 2, 4Ye, ZT (Ye, Zhantong) 1, 2, 4Zhang, Y (Zhang, Yan) 1, 2, 4Zhang, HT (Zhang, Hongtao) 1, 2, 4Ma, YF (Ma, Yanfeng) 1, 2, 4Li, CX (Li, Chenxi) 1, 2, 4Chen, YS (Chen, Yongsheng) 1, 2, 3, 4
NANO ENERGY, 2021, 86, Article Number 106055
Organic electrode materials are promising for future rechargeable batteries owing to their potential high capacity, tunable structure, flexibility and sustainability. Thus, developing high-performance all-organic batteries is highly demanded. But so far it is still a great challenge to achieve simultaneously such desired capacities and cycling stability, particularly for the case of all-organic symmetric batteries. Here, we design and report a polymer, named Poly-BQ1, which can be used as both cathode and anode materials for high-performance allorganic symmetric Lithium-ion battery. Such a two-fold electrode material was designed and optimized by balancing/maximizing abundant cathode-active groups (C=O, C=N) and anode-active groups (C=C) in one stable conjugated polymer for both the purposes of achieving high capacity and cycling stability. Thus, owing to optimized integration of redox-active C=O, C=N and C=C groups in a stable conjugated backbone and minimized redox-inactive units, the all-organic battery using this single material exhibits the highest capacity (351.5 mA h g-1 at 50 mA g-1) among all previously reported all-organic batteries with also remarkable cycling stability (99.96% retention per cycle up to 400 cycles) and rate performance (203.4 mA h g-1 at 1 A g-1).