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Inorganic–Organic Coating via Molecular Layer Deposition Enables Long Life Sodium Metal Anode

Inorganic–Organic Coating via Molecular Layer Deposition Enables Long Life Sodium Metal Anode
Lyudmila V. Goncharova, Ruying Li, Qian Sun, Yang Zhao, Biqiong Wang, Andrew Lushington, Payam Kaghazchi, Xueliang Sun, Qian Zhang
Metallic Na anode is considered as a promising alternative candidate for Na ion batteries (NIBs) and Na metal batteries (NMBs) due to its high specific capacity, and low potential. However, the unstable solid electrolyte interphase layer caused by serious corrosion and reaction in electrolyte will lead to big challenges, including dendrite growth, low Coulombic efficiency and even safety issues. In this paper, we first demonstrate the inorganic–organic coating via advanced molecular layer deposition (alucone) as a protective layer for metallic Na anode. By protecting Na anode with controllable alucone layer, the dendrites and mossy Na formation have been effectively suppressed and the lifetime has been significantly improved. Moreover, the molecular layer deposition alucone coating shows better performances than the atomic layer deposition Al2O3 coating. The novel design of molecular layer deposition protected Na metal anode may bring in new opportunities to the realization of the next-generation high energy-density NIBs and NMBs.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02464

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02464

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