Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 18, pp 11983–11990 | Cite as

Bifunctional interlayer for capturing polysulfide in Li–S battery

  • Pengyu Li
  • Jianna Deng
  • Jing LiEmail author
  • Jianqiang Guo
  • Min Zeng
  • Lige Wang
  • Rui Wang
  • Manqin Tang
Energy materials


Bifunctional interlayer prepared by the polypyrrole-coated vapor-grown carbon fiber was proposed for efficiently capturing polysulfide in Li–S battery (VGPY). The as-prepared bifunctional VGPY interlayer not only can physically adsorb the polysulfide but also can reduce the polarization of the sulfur cathode. The Li–S battery used bifunctional VGPY interlayer shows the first discharge capacity of 1204.51 mAh g−1 at 0.1 C, which is 426.56 mAh g−1 high than that without the interlayer, and the Li–S batteries capacity maintained at 1262.56 mAh g−1 at the current density of 0.1 C and 853.71 mAh g−1 at 0.5 C, respectively, after 300 cycles, demonstrating excellent cycle stability.



This work was supported by National Key Research and Development Program of China (2018YFB0104204).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Environmentally-Friendly Energy Materials, School of Materials Science and EngineeringSouthwest University of Science and TechnologyMianyangChina

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