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Effects of different GO contents in GO@KB-S composite prepared by spray drying method for lithium-sulfur batteries

  • Daofeng Guo
  • Xinye QianEmail author
  • Lina Jin
  • Xiangqian Shen
  • Shanshan Yao
  • Li Wang
  • Jinli Tan
Original Paper


In order to solve the Li-S battery issues caused by the low conductivity of sulfur and the shuttle effect of lithium polysulfides, we successfully developed a spray drying method to prepare graphene oxide (GO) coating Ketjen Black@S composite powders, which is similar to the core-shell structure. The effects of different GO coating content on the battery performances were carefully studied. The results of the electrochemical measurements demonstrate that the 10% GO coating samples showed the best performances. With a high sulfur areal density of 3 mg cm−2, the 10% GO@KB-S cathode shows the highest discharge capacities of 1170.6 mAh g−1 at 0.05 C, 1010.0 mAh g−1 at 0.1 C, 880.1 mAh g−1 at 0.3 C, and 782.8 mAh g−1 at 0.5 C. Furthermore, the cycle retention of the 10% GO coating sample is 77.82% after 100 cycles and 71.13% after 200 cycles with the average coulombic efficiency of approximately 98%.


GO content Spray drying GO coating Li-S battery 


Funding information

This work was financially supported by the Youth Fund of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. BK20190857) and the Start-up Fund of Jiangsu University (Grant No. 14JDG060, 14JDG058).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daofeng Guo
    • 1
  • Xinye Qian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lina Jin
    • 1
  • Xiangqian Shen
    • 1
  • Shanshan Yao
    • 1
  • Li Wang
    • 2
  • Jinli Tan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Advanced Materials, College of Materials Science and EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Hunan Engineering Laboratory of Power Battery Cathode MaterialsChangsha Research Institute of Mining and MetallurgyChangshaPeople’s Republic of China

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