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Applied Surface Science, Volume 563; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.150248
The Ti3+ doped TiO2 nanowires were grafted by tolylene-2,4- diisocyanate (TDI) and applied as a modifier for the preparation of organic–inorganic hybrid electrolyte in high performing lithium batteries. The PEO-based polymer electrolyte was optimized at different organic–inorganic ratios and exhibited excellent lithium-ion conductivity of 1 × 10−4 S·cm−1 at 30 °C when adding 8% TDI-TiO2 nanowires, outstanding electrochemical stability with a wide electrochemical window up to 5.5 V at 60 °C and a high lithium-ion transport number of 0.36. The LiFePO4|PTTNW8%|Li cells deliver excellent rate capability and cycling performance, with a high initial discharge capacity up to 151 mAh·g−1 at 60 °C at 0.1 C rate and excellent capacity retention of 91% after 100th cycle. NCM811|PTTNW8%|Li high-voltage lithium batteries were also demonstrated at a 50 °C, which displayed a superior cycling performance. Therefore, the prepared PEO-TDI-TiO2 electrolyte is a promising polymer electrolyte for solid- state lithium batteries.
Carbon, Volume 178, pp 273-284; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2021.03.042
Core-shell [email protected](3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) microspheres are compounded with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) to prepare [email protected]/rGO composite as an efficient electromagnetic (EM) wave absorber. The microstructure, element composition, morphology and saturation magnetization are characterized, and EM wave absorption properties are analyzed in the frequency range of 2.0–18.0 GHz. The results show that PEDOT is polymerized on the surface of Fe3O4 microspheres, and prepared core-shell microspheres are supported on rGO nanosheets. The reflection loss (RL) of [email protected]/rGO composite is −48.8 dB at 9.12 GHz, and effective absorption bandwidth (EAB) (RL < −10 dB) is 4.32 GHz, when the matching thickness is 2.9 mm. Additionally, when the matching thickness is 2.1 mm, the EAB covers 7.20 GHz. The excellent absorption performance benefits from good impedance matching, attenuation characteristic, synergistic effect of dielectric and magnetic loss, and the absorption mechanism is explained in detail in the article. Furthermore, radar cross section (RCS) analysis is adopted to simulate and calculate EM scattering performance of Al metal plate with absorption coating. The results demonstrate that [email protected]/rGO composite exhibits enhanced absorption performance and can be used as an excellent EM wave absorber.