An Elastic, Conductive, Electroactive Nanocomposite Binder for Flexible Sulfur Cathodes in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

by Milroy, C; Manthiram, A

ADVANCED MATERIALS; Volume: 28; Issue: 44; Pages: 9744-+; DOI: 10.1002/adma.201601665; Published: NOV 23 2016

A conductive, elastic, electroactive binder composed of polypyrrole and poly urethane is adopted for flexible, high-loading lithium-sulfur cathodes. The conductivity of the polypyrrole helps mitigate the negative effects of insulating sulfur, and the elastomeric matrix accommodates sulfur volume expansion. The binder is used with a simple carbon/sulfur composite to produce high-performance, flexible electrodes without excessive carbon, interlayers, or special additives.

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