A bifunctional air electrode catalyzed by lead ruthenate for Li-Air batteries

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1149/06919.0023ecst
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TypeArticle
Journal titleECS Transactions
ISSN1938-6737
1938-5862
Volume69
Issue19
Pages2332
AbstractThe performance of a catalyst enforced commercially available gas diffusion layer (GDL) electrode was evaluated at different discharge rates and depths in non-aqueous Li-O₂ batteries. The lead ruthenate (PbRuO) powder with a pyrochlore structure was employed as the catalyst. The lead ruthenate pyrochlore was prepared using a direct soft template method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen physisorption techniques and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The charge/discharge capabilities of the PbRuO/Ketjenblack (KB) composite were studied in tetraethyleneglycol dimethyl ether (TEGDME) containing 1M lithium triflate. The results show that PbRuO/KB can enhance the cell performance at high charge/discharge rates. Moreover, at a current density of 0.1mA/cm² it significantly increases the cell cyclability. With a cut-off capacity of 1000 mAh/g (PbRuO/KB only) the cell reached 100 cycles. As such, lead ruthenate has the potential to be used as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for non-aqueous Li-O₂ batteries.
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PublisherThe Electrochemical Society
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationEnergy, Mining and Environment; Automotive and Surface Transportation; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23000085
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